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Philosophy of the Buddha

Author: Christopher W Gowans
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2007.
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Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher W Gowans
ISBN: 0415278589 9780415278584
OCLC Number: 746885337
Description: xi, 227 pages
Contents: 1. Observing the Stream 2. The Life of the Buddha 3. The Teaching in Brief 4. Practical Dimensions of the Teaching 5. Theoretical Dimensions of the Teaching 6. An Interpretation of the Not-Self Doctrine 7. The Rationale for Thinking There are No Substance-Selves 8. Some Philosophical Issues: Are We Substance-Selves or Process-Selves? 9. Kamma, Rebirth and the Not-Self Doctrine 10. The Nature and Extent of Suffering 11. The Origin of Suffering 12. The Cessation of Suffering: Nibbana-in-Life 13. The Cessation of Suffering: Nibbana-after-Death 14. The Eightfold Path: Wisdom 15. The Eightfold Path: Virtue 16. The Eightfold Path: Concentration 17. A Message of Hope: The Buddha's Invitation to Live Selflessly
Responsibility: Christopher W. Gowans.


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