Interpretation of Buddhabhāva through Subjectivism Effecting to Ashvaghosh’s Written Works

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PhramahaKomon Kamalo Chaichan Srihanu Kachaporn Kumsonta

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The subjective literacy occurs from an author who views everything as unity of absolute and conventional truth or perfect idealism which uses worldly phenomena as a medium for combining of absolute with worldly story of the Buddha who was supreme figure in conventional truth for the sake of complete realization. This method reaches highest state of aesthetic taste of mind. The great beneficial medium for teaching dhamma at ancient time was literacy which effects the audiences’ mind directly. The supreme literacy deserves the high state of mental cultivation which causes moral based on the truth. The great taste of Ven. Ashvaghosh’s literacy works leads to wholesome aesthetics through mental picture telling. Such great method was found through realizing the Absolute truth of mind as One unity in Buddhism.  His works had led to public popularity and served immortal food for men more than thousand years, up to nowadays, there found no such perfect story of the Buddha for comparing with.

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