Animal-cries and Buddhist Meditation: An Appraisal Mainly Based on the Early Buddhist Teachings and Their Exegeses

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The aims of this paper are to examine and figure out the contribution of animal cries in order to acquire one’s spiritual progress through meditation. In addition, the affinity between animal cries and seven basic musical notes in Hindustani music will also be examined. Special attention will be paid to the canonical accounts where the Buddha emphasized the efficacy of flora and fauna, animal cries and music for one’s both secular and spiritual well-being.

K Gamage Aruna

University of Kelaniya

Email: arunak@kln.ac.lk
Pali and Buddhist Studies, Department Faculty of Humanities

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