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Precept and practice: traditional Buddhism in the rural highlands of Ceylon,

Author: Richard F Gombrich
Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gombrich, Richard F. (Richard Francis), 1937-
Precept and practice: traditional Buddhism in the rural highlands of Ceylon.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971
(OCoLC)988149491
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Gombrich
ISBN: 0198265255 9780198265252
OCLC Number: 1164957
Description: xiv, 366 pages 23 cm
Contents: 1. Sinhalese Buddhism --
orthodox or syncretistic? --
2. The basic vocabulary of Buddhism --
3. The Buddha --
The Buddha's biography --
The Buddha as worshipped: Man or god? --
4. A sketch of the universe as seen from Migala --
Causation --
The contents of the universe --
Attempts to influence non-human beings --
Summary --
5. Total responsibility in theory and practice --
6. The ethic of intention --
7. The monastic ideal and the decline of Buddhism --
8. Caste in the monastery --
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Richard F. Gombrich.

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