The Buddhist Educational Psychological Concept of Anatta in Pali Nikayas

Qing MING

Abstract


“Anatta” is a key concept of Buddhist educational psychology, it has exerted a tremendous, profound and far-reaching influence upon the history of Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhist psychology. In this paper, the author will use Buddhist hermeneutics as research method to explain the philosophical and psychological concept of anatta, address the different interpretive strands, classical and modern, of this concept, and to interpret some of the widely identified problematiques of this concept. Finally, there will be a summary of the basic characteristics of the “anatta” as the nature of human being.

Keywords


Buddhist Psychology, Anatta, Pali Nikayas, layavijnana


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/esem2017/15058

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