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Theravada Buddhism : the view of the elders

Author: Asanga Tilakaratne
Publisher: University of Hawai�i Press, [Honolulu] : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2012.
Series: Dimensions of Asian spirituality.
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This book brings to life the age-old religious tradition of Theravada (literally, "view of the elders") Buddhism as it is found in ancient texts and understood and practiced today in South and Southeast Asia. Following a brief introduction to the life of the historical Buddha and the beginning of his mission, the book examines the Triple Gem (the Buddha, his teachings, and the community of monastic followers) and  Read more...
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Tilakaratne, Asanga.
Theravada Buddhism.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012019930
(OCoLC)786447082
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asanga Tilakaratne
ISBN: 9780824837297 0824837290 9780824871598 0824871596
OCLC Number: 821737719
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 186 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: The beginning of Buddhism --
The triple gem --
The basic teachings of the Buddha --
Karma and its results --
The social teachings of the Buddha --
The traditional Theravada world --
The traditional Theravada practice --
Theravada in wider perspective.
Series Title: Dimensions of Asian spirituality.
Responsibility: Asanga Tilakaratne.
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Theravada Buddhism is practiced in Sri Lanka and throughout most of Southeast Asia. Introduced in the work in accessible language suitable to the undergraduate or gender reader. It surveys Theravadas  Read more...

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