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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Useful organization of the core elements of Buddhism generally shared by the various traditions. A good, broad overview at least to my untutored eye.
Gethin also spends a good deal of the book addressing the various paths that Buddhist thought buddhisn tradition have taken over about years. Evolving Traditions of Buddhism show more. Oxford University PressJul 16, – Religion – pages.
The Foundations of Buddhism
It gave me the information I needed. According to my professor this is the most accurate and comprehensive book on yethin subject. We want the world to be other than it is. 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.
Selected pages Title Page. Quotes from The Foundations o Buddhist Scriptures and Schools tethin.
Feb 13, Phil rated it liked it Shelves: There was a lot of good information in this book. Anyone wanting to gain a comprehensive ubddhism of Buddhism, its traditions, and development, would do well to start with this book. Oct 12, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Monks, Nuns, and Lay Followers ; 5.
Table of contents Introduction ; 1.
A compelling buddhsm of the history, culture, and practices of Buddhism. Lists with This Book. There are detailed discussions about the emergence of Buddhism from ancient Indian religion Through Gethin’s eyes we are given not only a clear and crisp picture of the doctrinal foundations of Buddhism, buddhosm also focused insights into the family ties underlying many apparent diversities within the Buddhist tradition.
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. 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 buddhsim rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattva, this books provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism gethih a religion and way of life, which will also be of interest to those who are more familiar with the subject.
The Home of Dancing Sivan: However, for practical purposes, I cannot recommend it. Table of Contents Introduction 1. Getin 05, Dana Larose added it Shelves: The Great Vehicle Probably too many interdictions and prescriptions, for us, that live in the West and got a liberal education, full of everything.
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Some aspects were well described and explained e. A scholarly and accessible introduction to the history, structure and practice of Buddhism. This is a very good overview of the origins of Buddhism and of the origins of the various tendencies of contemporary Buddhism.
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Not self the discussion on mahayana buddhism was somewhat difficult to follow. Go directly to our online catalogue. The Disease, the Cause, the Cure, the Medicine 4. Oct 18, Michael Chin rated it really liked it. I can’t say I really enjoyed reading this book, but it does contain a lot of information about Buddhism and its associated schools.
The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jun 18, Erik Randall rated it really liked it. Jun 11, Dan Slimmon rated it liked it Shelves: Germany Since Lothar Kettenacker. A Documentary History Thomas A. Buddhism is not some futility for tourists or people in a middle-age crisis. Combining as it does readability and exact scholarship, elegance and erudition, this new OPUS series volume provides the novice with a solid foundation for his studies, and his elders food for reflection.
Account Options Sign in. Interesting chapter on the Buddhist Cosmos, something I know little of except from wuxia movies. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, buddihsm 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 bodhisattvathis book provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of life.
It is a highly accurate, well- balanced presentation that is up-to-date in terms of modern scholarship.
Want to Read saving…. Buddhist’s monks, nuns and monasteries are covered, along with with the different countries and schools of Buddhism.