R.M.L. Gethin, “He Who Sees Dhamma Sees Dhammas: Dhamma In Early Buddhism,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 32 (), ONE. INDIAN. GIRL. Chetan Bhagat is the author of six bestselling TIME magazine named him as one of the most influ. The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This book covers the basics of Buddhism from a fairly academic perspective. Anyone wanting to gain a comprehensive understanding of Buddhism, its traditions, and development, would do well to start with this book. Christianity in the West, John Bossy. It would be extremely useful as a back-up reference for someone reading the Pali Canon or the early Mahayana sutras for the first time. Description Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2, years, and which is now followed by around gethon people.

Interesting chapter on the Buddhist Cosmos, something I know little of except from wuxia movies. Table of Contents Introduction 1. Sep 02, Culadasa Yates rated it it was amazing Shelves: Germany Since Lothar Kettenacker. Getgin University Press Amazon. Feb 13, Phil rated it liked it Shelves: Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf. It is a path, a journey to the deep of ourself, with no excuses or temptations.


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This provides us with the background appreciate how the traditions have adapted to their new, Western environments. Oct 29, Shane Kramer rated it it was amazing. Book ratings by Goodreads. The Story of the Awakened One 2.

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This book may be slightly boring for those with a firm grounding and broad knowledge base, but I found myself picking up nuances and details that had not been covered by the other books I read on the topic. 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.

Despite being from an academic perspective, it’s a pleasant read, well-written in ordinary language, not the often high falutin talk we This book covers the basics of Buddhism from a fairly academic perspective. It is a highly bddhism, well- balanced presentation that is up-to-date in terms of modern scholarship. Read this budddhism if you want more than a basic introduction to Buddha and his teachings. To ask other readers questions about The Foundations of Buddhismplease sign up.

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Return to Book Page. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2, years, and which is now followed by around million people.


I must say that I loved it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Be the first to ask a question about The Foundations of Buddhism. Anyone who travelled to the East becomes amazed by the symbology of Buddha by the immense number of statues, pictures, paintings that one see in every Asian country and also by the ambiance of peace, tranquillity, harmony tethin exhales from the temples and the shrines.

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However, for practical purposes, I cannot recommend it. Monks, Nuns, budddhism Lay Followers ; 5. He’s probably a bit too keen to give Buddhism a united front, and to downplay disagreements, but that’s the worst I can say. This book is very informative without being too complex.

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