Series Four Volume 3

REVIEW: Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions, by Anālayo Bhikkhu

Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions: A Historical Perspective. By Anālayo Bhikkhu. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2021. 184 pages. $24.95 (hardcover). ISBN 9781614297192.

Superiority Conceit is a lucid and accessible introduction to Ven. Anālayo’s vast body of work, primarily aimed at non-academics but with a robust set of citations for further reading. The titular “Superiority Conceit” effectively draws together what might otherwise have appeared disparate arguments—all supported, of course, by the rigorous philology typical of Anālayo’s approach.

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