This book is an attempt to comprehend the Buddhist concept of mind (citta in Pali) when sectarianism was not exertive yet in the Pali literature. This book is based for its materials on the Tipitaka whose dating and stratification--especially the Suttapitaka which is most substantial of the Buddhist canonical literature and best able to serve a sense of purity--are examined in view that the earlier a particular text is, the more authentic it should be.
About the Author:
BH. THICH MINH THANH alias Nguyen Van Thuong has devoted himself to monastic life since 1973. He has been member of Dept.of Propagation, and secretary of Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam Buddhist Sangha since 1991.