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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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Go directly to our online catalogue. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

Probably the most informative general overview of Buddhism I’ve read so far. It also gave me a lot of information on Buddhist cosmology and dogma that I wasn’t particularly interested in.

Table of Contents Introduction 1. Buddhidm 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.

He does it clearly, concisely, and with modesty. 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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Although it is a University text, it is very readable.

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List of Tables and Buddhism. One of the middle chapters was a bit of a pain to read because the author described the intricate detailed history of various Buddhist sects as it emerged from India to Southeast Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

I think this book gave me more questions than answers, so I can’t say it provided me with a proper ‘foundation of Buddhism. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the It makes extensive use of the most current scholarship. Kupperman Request examination copy.

The book serves as an excellent introduction to Buddhist tradition and thought. Refresh and try again. All religious traditions—or at least those that have spread across diverse cultures and times—have changed and adapted in response to each new culture encountered.

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Personal Continuity and Dependent Arising 7. In this introduction to buddhsm 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 that exist in the world today.

The Thrice Thousandfold Buddhissm ; 6. There are detailed discussions about the emergence of Buddhism from ancient Indian religion Starting with the history of the Buddha, his famous sutra’s.

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Buddhist’s monks, nuns and monasteries are covered, along with with the different countries and schools of Buddhism. We get summaries and discussions of the taxonomies of meditation stages, the different gethhin questions that are inevitably thrown up by the Buddha’s teaching but what is nothingness?

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Despite being from an academic perspective, it’s a pleasant read, well-written in ordinary language, not the often high falutin talk we often find in books written by university professors. Useful organization of the core elements of Buddhism generally shared by the various traditions.

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The Foundations of Buddhism. Buddhist Scriptures and Schools burdhism. Account Options Sign in. At the end after reading some of the chapters [which the best approach for reading it] I was marvelled by what I read.

Vethin this introduction to the buddhims 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 that exist in the world today. No doubt, it is this sympathy that enables Gethin to penetrate beneath the surface crust of formal doctrine and discern deep connections between srains of Buddhist thought that might initially appear incongruous.

A very good, though very technical, overview of early Indian Buddhism and some of its developments.