By Fabio Rambelli
Semiotic issues are deeply ingrained within the Buddhist highbrow and spiritual discourse, starting with the concept the realm isn't what apparently to be, which demands a extra actual figuring out of the self and fact. This in flip ends up in sustained discussions at the prestige of language and representations, and at the danger and techniques to grasp truth past fantasy; such strange wisdom is explicitly outlined as enlightenment. hence, for Buddhism, semiotics is without delay correct to salvation; it is a key element that's frequently missed even by means of Buddhologists. This booklet discusses extensive the most parts of Buddhist semiotics as dependent totally on unique eastern pre-modern resources. it's a an important ebook within the fields of semiotics and non secular studies.
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