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Buddhism

Author: Richard A Gard
Publisher: New York : G. Braziller, 1961.
Series: Great religions of modern man.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents the beliefs and practices of Buddhism as expressed in the major writings of the Buddhist tradition. The central insight of Buddhism, its historical development and major variations, are presented at the outset of this volume. From this the reader is led through the vast literature in selections which emphasize the dominant themes of the ideal way of Buddhist life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Gard
OCLC Number: 329946
Description: 256 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Buddha: teacher and ideal --
The Dhamma/Dharma: Buddhist principles --
The Dhamma/Dharma: Buddhist practices --
The Saṅgha: Buddhist monasticism --
The Saṅgha: Buddhist society and laity.
Series Title: Great religions of modern man.
Responsibility: edited by Richard A. Gard.

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This book presents the beliefs and practices of Buddhism as expressed in the major writings of the Buddhist tradition. The central insight of Buddhism, its historical development and major variations, are presented at the outset of this volume. From this the reader is led through the vast literature in selections which emphasize the dominant themes of the ideal way of Buddhist life.

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