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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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Evolving Traditions of Buddhism show more. Buddhism is not some futility for tourists or people in a middle-age crisis. Though it won’t make you a Buddhist you’ll need a mediation teacher for thatit will familiarize yourself with one of the greatest, most powerful spiritual traditions on the planet. 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.

Review quote This recent title stands out by its careful scholarship, lucid style, and sensitive appreciation of the subtleties of Buddhist doctrine.

Nov 15, David rated it really liked it.

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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. Mar 23, Kenneth rated it really liked it. 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.

Jun 11, Dan Slimmon rated it liked it Shelves: 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 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.

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Kupperman Request examination copy. However, for practical purposes, I cannot recommend it. I can’t say I really enjoyed reading this book, but it does contain a lot of information about Buddhism and its associated schools.

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. A Sourcebook Edwin F. Quotes from The Foundations o Interesting elaborations as well, although sometimes a bit academic and too much too soon, so I wouldn’t recommend it as an introduction if you’re reading on your own. Christianity in the West, John Bossy.

Good introduction, but sometimes gets mired in details. He treats all topics within and divisions of Buddhism with respect and a scholar’s eye for accuracy.

Feb 28, Taka rated it liked it Shelves: 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. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin

Closes with a chapter on the evolving Buddhism that is ongoing in the east and the west. Trivia About The Foundations o You might also budduism “well, nirvana is a kind of eternal state outside rebirth,” but that seems wrong too. Aug 13, Paula rated it really liked it. Buddhism is a vast gethiin complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2, years, and which is now followed by around million people.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Less attention is paid to Mahayana except for buddhusm sketch of its development. 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.

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My lack of enjoyment while reading this book stems from two sources: Want to Read saving…. I would recommend this read. Oxford University PressJul 16, – Religion – pages. Gethin also spends a good deal of the book addressing the various paths that Buddhist thought and tradition have taken over about years. Very good historical overview of Buddhism and its basic teachings. It addresses the life of the Buddha, the development of Buddhist scriptures, traditions, and lineages, and more recent developments.

That is why it is difficult and very demanding. The Great Vehicle 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 budhism rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattvathis book provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of life.

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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 which exist in the world today. Strong Theravada emphasis, a little dry but very thorough. 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.

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.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Each of these traditions has now planted roots in the West: The Foundations of Buddhism Rupert Gethin. US Higher Education Not for profit. Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: Paperbackpages.