Theravāda Analysis of Meritorious Deeds – Public Talk by Dr Ashoka Welitota
Early Theravāda sources refer to three bases of meritorious deeds: generosity (dāna), morality (sīla) and meditation (bhāvanā). This number is increased to ten or twelve in its exegetical literature. Hence a discussion is needed to understand how exegetes increased the number and subsumed newly added bases under three bases of meritorious deeds: generosity, morality and meditation.
Ashoka Welitota is a Buddhist scholar specializing in Theravāda. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy Degree from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Currently, he serves as a Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Buddhist Sources, Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Date: 26 November 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
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