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What the Buddha thought

Author: Richard F Gombrich
Publisher: London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2009.
Series: Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies monographs.
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Argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all time. This work also argues that we can know far more about the Buddha than it is fashionable among scholars to  Read more...

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Gombrich, Richard F. (Richard Francis), 1937-
What the Buddha thought.
London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2009
(OCoLC)742325572
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.; Buddha.; Buddha.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Gombrich
ISBN: 9781845536145 1845536142 9781845536121 1845536126
OCLC Number: 276274638
Description: xv, 239 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: More about karma, and its social context --
The antecedents of the karma doctrine in brahminism --
Jain antecedents --
What did the Buddha mean by "no soul"? --
The Buddha's positive values : love and compassion --
Assessing the evidence --
Everything is burning : the centrality of fire in the Buddha's thought --
Causation and non-random process --
Cognition; language; nirvana --
The Buddha's pragmatism and intellectual style --
The Buddha as satirist; brahmin terms as social metaphors --
Is this book to be believed?
Series Title: Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies monographs.
Responsibility: Richard Gombrich.

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