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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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.

And Gethin focuses on Buddhist scripture, so his analysis is closer to what devout Buddhists think, discuss and practice than the often drippy New-Agey Buddhist texts I’ve paged through in my local bookstore.

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The Thrice Thousandfold World ; 6. These ideas challenge our common assumptions and are crucial to understanding Buddhism. Overall I enjoyed the book. Happiness not as something to achieve but to keep achieving Oxford University Press Amazon. This is a very good overview of the origins of Buddhism and of the origins of the various tendencies of contemporary Buddhism. 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.

There are detailed discussions about the emergence of Buddhism from ancient Indian religion There are very few books I’ve found that cover this subject so well. And this is just a truncated list of those teachers whom I’ve encountered. He respects the tradition, and even goes so far as to dispel myths perpetuated by early Western scholars of Buddhism, while still giving an academic treatment that will be intelligible and accessible to those with no background in Eastern thinking.


The downside to ebooks for reference books is that I can’t put sticky notes in sections that I want to reread.

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 bufdhism 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 gehhin also be of interest to those who are more familiar with the subject.

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Our craving is based on a fundamental misjudgement of the situation; a judgement that assumes that when our craving gets what it wants we will be happy, that when our craving buddihsm the objects of its desire we will be satisfied. A college text that covers Buddhism quite throughly.

He treats all topics within and divisions of Buddhism with respect and a scholar’s eye for accuracy. The Foundations of Buddhism.

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Closes with a chapter on the evolving Buddhism that is ongoing in the east and the west. Trying guddhism avoid these two views is the work of millenia just like avoiding too much unity in the Christian trinity, and avoiding the total separation of the three. Understanding Plato David J. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?


Good introduction, but sometimes gets mired in details. Feb 28, Taka rated it liked it Shelves: It also gave me a lot of information on Buddhist cosmology and dogma that I wasn’t particularly interested in.

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Skip to main content. The Home of Dancing Sivan: The Word of the Buddha: A great introduction to Buddhism and its schools. Students found super helpful.

Monks, Nuns, and Lay Followers 5. Buddhisn This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf. The Story of the Awakened One 2. Return to Book Page.

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A very good, though very technical, overview of early Indian Buddhism and some of its developments. It’s really comprehensive, to the extent that the overview becomes overwhelming.

In part by focusing mostly on the features of Buddhism that, in his argument at least, all the schools share; and in part by buddhusm exceptionally smart and good at writing. Account Options Sign in. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.