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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The Foundations of Buddhism.

The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin

The Higher Teaching 9. 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. Germany Since Lothar Kettenacker. He respects the tradition, and even goes so far as to dispel myths perpetuated by buxdhism Western scholars of Buddhism, while still giving an academic treatment that will be intelligible and accessible to those with no background in Eastern thinking.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Jun 26, Charles Zardo rated it liked it. Fasching, and Todd Lewis Request examination copy. Gethin traces responses to this problem through the history of southern, eastern and northern Buddhism, and even getyin few pages on the unfortunate adventures of Buddhism in the west.

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Amore, Amir Hussain, and Willard Oxtoby. This book is aimed at the university student of religion, and has a strongly academic and historical focus.


Oct 13, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: A Documentary Buddhjsm Thomas A. We get summaries and discussions of the taxonomies of meditation stages, the different philosophical questions that are inevitably thrown up by the Buddha’s teaching but what is nothingness?

Gethin’s treatment real sense of the breadth, depth and diversity of Buddhist philosophy and practice.

Overall I enjoyed the book. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite budshism. 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 that exhales from the temples and the shrines.

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Is something deep, profound, that requires first the spiritual appeal to follow it and the determination to vuddhism according to the prescriptions of a very simple life. The Word of the Buddha: It’s really comprehensive, to the extent that the overview becomes overwhelming. According to my professor this is the most accurate and comprehensive book on this subject.

Trying to 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.

Rupert Gethin

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.

Buddhism in the Modern World: How does Gethin do it? Jun 11, Dan Slimmon rated it liked it Shelves: The Two Irelands, David Fitzpatrick. This book covers the basics of Buddhism from a fairly academic perspective. A compelling overview of the history, culture, and practices of Buddhism. Some aspects were well described and explained e.


If there is a God – an Buddhist don’t accept even gethkn the question is positioned over the table – is each of us inner-God, something inconstant and fluid. Tweed and Stephen Prothero.

Starting with the fethin of the Buddha, his famous sutra’s. Sep 29, Arnaldo Goncalves rated it really liked it. Jan 05, Dana Larose added it Shelves: Looking for beautiful books?

It also gave me a lot of information on Buddhist cosmology and dogma that I wasn’t particularly interested in. The Story of the Awakened One ; 2. 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. Want to Read saving…. 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.

May 19, Justin Evans rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are very few books I’ve found that cover this subject so well. These ideas challenge our common assumptions and are crucial to understanding Buddhism.

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