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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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In What the Buddha Thought, Richard Gombrich argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all time. Intended to serve as an introduction to the Buddha's thought, and hence even to Buddhism itself, the book also has larger aims: it argues that we can know far more about the Buddha than it is fashionable among scholars to admit, and that his thought has a greater coherence than is  Read more...
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Gombrich, Richard F. (Richard Francis), 1937-
What the Buddha thought.
London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2009
(DLC) 2008049777
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.; Buddha.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Gombrich
ISBN: 9781845536138 1845536134
OCLC Number: 647929419
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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 Bddha'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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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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