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Buddhism : a short introduction

Author: Klaus K Klostermaier
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, ©1999.
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A meticulous introduction that not only explores the origins of Buddhism, but also offers a detailed study of its schools, doctrines, practices and texts.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus K Klostermaier
ISBN: 1851681868 9781851681860
OCLC Number: 40753064
Description: x, 246 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The 'three jewels' of Buddhism --
1. The Buddha --
The historical Buddha --
Buddhas of the past and the future --
The image of the Buddha --
The remebrance of the Buddha --
The women in the Buddha's life --
2. The dhamma : background and expressions --
The contemporary Indian background --
Hīnayāna, Mahāyāna, Vajrayāna : Buddhism, one or many --
3. The content of the Buddha-dhamma --
The Buddhist councils --
The spread of Buddhism --
Modern Western Buddhist scholarship --
The Buddha-dhamma and feminism --
Buddhist education --
The wheel of becoming --
The Dhammapada as a compendium of the Buddha-dhamma --
King Milinda's questions --
4. The Saṅgha --
The Pātimokkha --
Women and the Saṅgha --
The Saṅgha and the saṅghas --
pt. 2. The Buddhist path --
5. The way to nibbāna --
Who can reach nibbāna --
The path to nibbāna --
Nibbāna --
The arahant --
Arahattā and Buddhahood --
6. Buddhist meditation --
Preparation for meditation --
Types of meditators --
The kasiṇas --
Brahma-vihāra --
Samatha and Vipasssanā bhāvanā --
7. The bodhisattva path --
Śāntideva's Bodhicaryāvatāra --
The ten bodhisattva bhūmis --
pt. 3. Schools of Buddhism --
8. Buddhist systematic and polemic --
The Abhidhamma --
Buddhist logic and polemics --
9. Madhyamaka, Yogācāra and tantric Buddhism --
Madhyamaka : the 'central philosophy' --
Yogācāra : 'mind only' --
Madhyamaka and Yogācāra : deconstruction and reconstruction --
Tantric Buddhism --
10. Conclusion --
Buddhism as philosophy and religion.
Responsibility: Klaus K. Klostermaier.

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