COSMIC PEACE THROUGH THE GLIMPSE OF UNCLOUDED PERCEPTION

  • Jayant Kumar Roy
Keywords: Abhidharma, Dukkha,, Pratītyasamutpāda, Perception, Flux

Abstract

The medley of life and death in Buddhist ideology is an extension of the unflawed cosmic sphere. Cosmic peace is in itself a multi-faceted concept adhering to both technology and humanity. Our cosmos and its concepts of peace have been presented to us with both scepticism and wonder since childhood. Buddhism is based on the perfection of human values, ideology, and philosophy and therefore the paper attempts to understand the cosmos and its way of
emanating peace through the kaleidoscope of unclouded perception. To understand the idea of cosmic peace in Buddhism, it is rudimentary to acknowledge the commentaries and works of Abhidharma in both Theravāda and Mahāyāna traditions which will lead to an output i.e. a
result of an examination and reunion of cosmological observations in Buddhist Literature.

The Buddhist Cosmology can be bifurcated into two kinds – the spatial; myriad spheres inside the universe, and the temporal; which discusses the originating and disappearing of these spheres. It is in these spheres that sentient beings voyage continuously behind the facade of mundane existence. It is in these spheres that a person’s perception and inferred knowledge play a gigantic character. Liberation from this vicious circle of originating and disappearing or in other words, the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth is borne out of ignorance. This ignorance, in turn, is the genesis of Dukkha, the core of the First Noble Truth, and the first link in Buddhist Phenomenology or Pratītyasamutpāda; the Theory of Dependent Origination. This
clouded foolery of perception leads us to a maze to believe that the world is static and unchanging but in actuality, is in flux. Therefore, the idea of this paper stemmed to explore the dimensions of perception and whether the change in its utility would lead to an end to this suffering.

Published
2024-01-31