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How Buddhism began : the conditioned genesis of the early teachings

Author: Richard F Gombrich
Publisher: London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Athlone Press, 2006.
Series: Jordan lectures in comparative religion, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this work discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes "early Buddhism" to be that reflected  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Gombrich
ISBN: 0415371236 9780415371230
OCLC Number: 956913608
Contents: 1. Debate, Skill in Means, Allegory and Literalism 2. How, not What: Kamma as a Reaction to Brahminism 3. Metaphor, Allegory, Satire 4. Retracing an Ancient Debate: how insight worsted concentration in the Pali Canon 5. Who was Angulimala?
Series Title: Jordan lectures in comparative religion, 17.
Other Titles: Jordan lectures 1994
Responsibility: Richard F. Gombrich.

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