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David Webster explores the concept of wish as present in the Buddhist Pali Canon. starting through addressing the belief of a 'paradox of desire', wherein we needs to wish to finish hope, the forms of hope which are articulated within the Pali texts are tested. various perspectives of hope, as present in Western inspiration, are awarded in addition to Hindu and Jain methods. An exploration of the concept that of ditthi(view or opinion) is additionally supplied, exploring the way 'holding perspectives' might be obvious as analogous to the method of wanting. different topics investigated contain the mind-body courting, the variety of Pali phrases for hope, and desire's optimistic non secular price. A comparative exploration of many of the ways completes the work.

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