This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to Damien Keown’s book provides a lively, informative response to these. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Damien Keown, author Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith’s. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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In the chapter on Buddhist ethics there’s an interesting discussion of the fact that Buddhism has mostly existed in feudal societies Tibet was a medieval theocracy until about 70 years ago. How has Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how can contemporary History of Science and Technology.
By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, Keown considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. Vsry is now retried.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. There’s a very interesting history of how Buddhism spread from Northern India where the Buddha preached across Asia, carried by travelling monks or encouraged by Kings, occasionally beaten back by barbarian hordes.
Whatever introductiom area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a vvery and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable. Jan 13, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Introducttion Short Introduction.
What variations, and what common themes, can be identified? This lil’ book was on the Recommended Readings list for my Buddhism class.
Buddhas and Kami in Japan. A Very Short Introduction. Makes further reading a must. Baqer Al-Meshqab rated it liked it Shelves: Gurus of Modern Yoga.
This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. Mahayana also has a much more complicated cosmology and ‘Buddhology’ with theories about Buddha having three bodies in three different dimensions, a prophecy of a second Buddha, Maitreya, who will usher in a utopia, and lots of new and inspired scriptures which of course means a lot of different sects and even a few messianic cults.
This accessible volume covers both the teachings of the Buddha ekown the integration of Buddhism into daily life. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? All these high-minded thinkers depend on a substratum of ignorant toilers to support them, and it quickly comes to look less like a search for meaning and truth and more like an extreme case of self-indulgence brought on by too much time on your hands.
This reflects that it was only the third one and Keown blew the series budget for visual aids on his one book. This is not a spiritual book like the other Buddhist texts I’ve read, and it’s not meant to be.
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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
What more could inquiring yet impatient minds want? Incorporates recent new discoveries and new perspectives on Buddhist thought Includes up to date material about the spread of Buddhism and historical evolution of buddhism throughout Asia Looks sjort the material culture of Buddhism and its importance Incorporates new thinking on the ethics of war and peace, which have become part of a lively debate in recent years Updates to the interaction between Buddhism and the West, including topics such as ethnicity, class, and gender Updated further reading list including several recent publications.
Review quote Keown’s skill in explaining complex ideas and the book’s clarity of structure and style ensure that it will retain the respect of scholars and students. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Excellent introduction A full and concise introduction which you will struggle to put down. Paperbackpages.
The Buddha ; 3. A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.
This is pretty much a perfect introduction to Buddhism. The Star Spangled Buddhist. Introduvtion Ikeda’s Philosophy of Peace.
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Buddhism and Human Rights. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, this VSI considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.
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Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
Anyway, I’ve got several books on Buddhism sitting on my shelf to read, but this year I wanted to read a simple overview of Buddhism. How Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism spread in Asia. It delivers what it promises in 9 chapters: