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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He treats all topics within and divisions of Buddhism with respect and a scholar’s eye for accuracy. The Thrice Thousandfold World ; 6. This book covers the basics of Buddhism from a fairly academic perspective. I was assigned this book during a Buddhism course I took in college.
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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 bodhisattvathis book provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of life.
Overall I enjoyed the book. Vuddhism 11, Anthony William rated it really liked it Shelves: The Foundations of Buddhism Rupert Gethin.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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 Eas The Best Introduction to Buddhism for Western Academics Though Gethin’s book is now a little old, it remains the best introduction to Buddhism for Western academics.
Buedhism a patient consideration of scriptures and traditions, we gain insight into crucial Buddhist doctrines such as those of anatman no self and dependent origination. 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, budehism East Asia.
Anyone wanting to gain a comprehensive understanding of Buddhism, its traditions, and development, would do well to start with this book. And this is just a truncated list of those teachers whom I’ve encountered. 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 byddhism of interest to those who are more familiar with the subject.
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It is a highly accurate, well- balanced presentation that is up-to-date in terms of modern scholarship. Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf. The same is true of Buddhism. Oct 18, Michael Chin rated it really liked it. There are detailed discussions about the emergence of Buddhism from ancient Indian religion 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 that exist in the world today.
Before reading this I had no previous knowledge of eastern religion buddbism philosophy. Sep 29, Arnaldo Goncalves rated it really liked it.
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.
Table of contents Introduction ; 1. It’s really comprehensive, to the extent that the overview becomes overwhelming. Jan 12, Colin Meldrum rated it liked it. Not self the discussion on mahayana buddhism was somewhat difficult to follow. The Great Vehicle ; Selected pages Title Page. Jan 19, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 02, Culadasa Yates rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buddhism is getyin vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2, years, and which is now followed by around million people.
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Book ratings by Goodreads. The Foundations of Buddhism. It gave me the information I needed. The Higher Teaching ; 9.
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More background on the Yoga Sutras, Samkaya and the Nyaya Sutras would have been helpful for situating Siddhartha Gautama and his teachings. It also gave me a lot of information on Buddhist cosmology and dogma that I wasn’t particularly interested in. This book is aimed at the university student of gethhin, and has a strongly academic and buedhism focus. Early Modern France Robin Briggs.
Gethin traces responses to this problem through the history of southern, eastern and northern Buddhism, and even a few pages on the unfortunate adventures of Buddhism in the west.
He does it clearly, concisely, and with modesty. Feb 28, Taka rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
If you read this sweeping but detailed survey, you will know more about Buddhism than most Buddhists do. Christianity in the West, John Bossy. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Nov 15, David rated it really liked it. You might say budhdism, nirvana means you cease to exist,” but that doesn’t seem quite right, in no small part because it’s not clear what “you” “cease” and “to exist” mean.