The Foundations of Buddhism

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OUP Oxford, 15 jul. 1998 - 352 pagina's
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Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern) which exist in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monastic and lay ways of life, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattva, this books provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of life, which will also be of interest to those who are more familiar with the subject.
 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - kevn57 - LibraryThing

A college text that covers Buddhism quite throughly. Starting with the history of the Buddha, his famous sutra's. Buddhist's monks, nuns and monasteries are covered, along with with the different ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - stillatim - LibraryThing

I've read a few books on/of Buddhism, and it's pretty clear that this is a religion not well served by the publishing industry: like Christianity, it's easy to find books on Buddhism that will try to ... Volledige review lezen

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INTRODUCTION
1
THE STORY OF THE AWAKENED ONE
7
BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES AND SCHOOLS
35
THE DISEASE THE CAUSE THE CURE THE MEDICINE
59
MONKS NUNS AND LAY FOLLOWERS
85
THE THRICETHOUSANDFOLD WORLD
112
PERSONAL CONTINUITY AND DEPENDENT ARISING
133
THE WAY OF CALM AND INSIGHT
163
THE HIGHER TEACHING
202
THE GREAT VEHICLE
224
SOUTH EAST NORTH AND WEST
253
Notes
277
Select Bibliography
302
Glossary
319
Index
323
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Over de auteur (1998)

Rupert Gethin is co-founder of the Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol and a specialist in Indian Buddhism.

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