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An introduction to Buddhism : teachings, history, and practices

Author: Peter Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist tradition as it has developed in three major cultural areas in Asia, and to Buddhism as it is now developing in the West. It not only explores the world views of the religion but also attempts to show how Buddhism functions as a set of practices. It thus includes chapters on devotion, ethics, monastic practices and meditation. Such practices are related to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Harvey
ISBN: 0521308151 9780521308151 0521313333 9780521313339
OCLC Number: 19589186
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Buddha and his Indian context --
Early Buddhist teachings : rebirth and karma --
Early Buddhist teachings : the four holy truths --
Early developments in Buddhism --
Mahāyāna philosophy --
Mahāyāna holy beings --
The later history and spread of Buddhism --
Buddhist practice : devotion --
Buddhist practice : ethics --
Buddhist practice : the sangha --
Buddhist practice : meditation and the development of wisdom --
The modern history of Buddhism in Asia --
Buddhism beyond Asia.
Responsibility: Peter Harvey.
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