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The Concealed Art of the SoulTheories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology$
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Jonardon Ganeri

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199202416

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.001.0001

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Dangerous Truths: The Buddha on Silence, Secrecy and Snakes

Dangerous Truths: The Buddha on Silence, Secrecy and Snakes

(p.39) 2 Dangerous Truths: The Buddha on Silence, Secrecy and Snakes
The Concealed Art of the Soul

Jonardon Ganeri (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at the early Buddhist dialogues, the Nikāya. It explores the nature of the Buddha's teaching methods, the simile of the raft and the snake, and the Buddha's silences. It begins to investigate the distinction between the two truths, as well as the relation between these and the four noble truths.

Keywords:   Buddhist dialogues, Nikāya, two truths, simile of raft, simile of snake, four noble truths

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