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Confession of a buddhist athiest

Author: Stephen Batchelor
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha - told from the author's unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker. Drawing from the original Pali Canon, the seminal collection fo Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha's death by his followers."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stephen Batchelor; Stephen Batchelor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Batchelor
ISBN: 0385527071 9780385527071
OCLC Number: 708263856
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: Spiegel & Grau, 2010.
Description: xiv, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Monk. A Buddhist failure (I) ; On the road ; The seminarian ; Eel wriggling ; Being-in-the-world ; Great doubt --
Layman. A Buddhist failure (II) ; Siddhattha Gotama ; The North Road ; Against the stream ; Clearing the path ; Embrace suffering ; In Jeta's Grove ; An ironic atheist ; Vidudabha's revenge ; Gods and demons ; Tread the path with care ; A secular Buddhist --
Appendixes. The Pāli Canon ; Was Siddhattha Gotama at Taxilā? ; Turning the Wheel of Dhamma ; The Buddha's India : map.
Responsibility: Stephen Batchelor.

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"A groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha - told from the author's unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker. Drawing from the original Pali Canon, the seminal collection fo Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha's death by his followers."--Back cover.

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