This week's article focuses on a section of the Visuddhimagga, or 'Path to Purity', one of the foremost Theravadin Buddhists texts, written by Buddhaghosa, a fifth-century Indian Buddhist scholar. In the Visuddhimagga, Buddhaghosa describes six 'types of persons', each corresponding to certain characteristics, and associated with recommended meditation techniques. Come check out which one you are!
Buddhist Personality Types
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Lisa Erickson, Buddhism Editor
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