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Buddhism : an outline of its teachings and schools

Author: Hans Wolfgang Schumann
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Theosophical Pub. House, [1974, ©1973]
Series: Quest book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st U.S.A. ed.]View all editions and formats
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A systematic arrangement of material which makes this book a reliable guide through a vast field of thought. With 39 drawing and photos. Includes tabulated synopsis of the major systems of Buddhism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Wolfgang Schumann
ISBN: 0835604527 9780835604529
OCLC Number: 886316
Notes: "Published under a grant from the Kern Foundation."
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: I. The Buddha's life --
II. Hinayana: the Buddhism of liberation through self effort --
Councils and sources --
The teachings of the Theravada --
1. All existence is suffering --
2. The subject of suffering and the three marks --
3. Excursus: objective and subjective existence --
4. The cycle of rebirth --
5. The doctrine of Kamma --
6. The cause of rebirth --
7. Conditioned origination --
8. The nexus of conditioned origination in detail --
9. Conditioned origination as the foundation of individual existence --
10. The termination of suffering --
II. The eightfold way to the termination of suffering --
12. The goal: Nibbana --
The main schools of the Hinayana --
III. Mahayana: the monistic Buddhism of liberation by other power --
Hinayana and Mahayana: contrasts and similarities --
The Sanskrit literature of the Mahayana --
The basic teachings of the Mahayana --
1. The Buddhology --
2. The doctrine of the three bodies --
I. Dharmakaya --
II. Sambhogakaya --
III. Nirmanakaya --
3. The Bodhisattvas --
The Mahayanic ways to liberation and nirvana --
1. All existence is suffering --
2. The way of self discipline --
3. The way of wisdom --
4. The Bodhisattva way --
5. The way of faith --
6. The cultic way --
7. The goal: nirvana --
IV. Philosophical schools of the Mahayana --
The Madhyamaka system --
1. Thinkers and sastras --
2. Teachings --
The yogacara system --
1. Thinkers and sastras --
2. Teachings --
V. The trantrayana and the Buddhism of East Asia --
VI. A cultural historical survey --
VII. Tabulated synopsis --
VIII. Literature --
1. Abbreviations and text editions --
2. Translations of Indian works; secondary literature.
Series Title: Quest book.
Responsibility: H. Wolfgang Schumann ; translated by Georg Feuerstein.

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A systematic arrangement of material which makes this book a reliable guide through a vast field of thought. With 39 drawing and photos. Includes tabulated synopsis of the major systems of Buddhism.

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