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The foundations of Buddhism

Author: Rupert Gethin
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: OPUS series.
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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 (Theravāda, Tibetan and Eastern) which exist in the world today.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Gethin
ISBN: 0192892231 9780192892232
OCLC Number: 38392391
Notes: "Opus"--Cover.
Description: xi, 333 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Buddha : the story of the Awakened One --
The word of the Buddha : Buddhist scriptures and schools --
Four truths : the disease, the cause, the cure, the medicine --
The Buddhist community : monks, nuns, and lay followers --
The Buddhist cosmos : the thrice-thousandfold world --
No self : personal continuity and dependent arising --
The Buddhism path : the way of calm and insight --
The Abhidharma : the higher teaching --
The Mahāyāna : the great vehicle --
Evolving traditions of Buddhism : south, east, north, and west.
Series Title: OPUS series.
Responsibility: Rupert Gethin.
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offers a valuable improvement over What the Buddha Taught, its most likely competitor as an introductory textbook./Richard S. Cohen University of California, San Diego/ Religious Studies Review Read more...

 
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