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What the Buddha thought

Author: Richard F Gombrich
Publisher: Sheffield, UK Bristol, CT Equinox Pub [2013]
Series: Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies monographs
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Corrected editionView all editions and formats
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More about karma, and its social context -- The antecedents of the karma doctrine in Brahminism -- Jain antecedents -- What did the Buddha mean by "no soul"? -- The Buddha's positive values: love and compassion -- Assessing the evidence -- Everything is burning: the centrality of fire in the Bddha's thought -- Causation and non-random process -- Cognition; language; nirvana -- The Buddha's pragmatism and  Read more...
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Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha; Buddha; Karma
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Gombrich
ISBN: 9781845536121 1845536126 9781845536145 1845536142
OCLC Number: 1004246687
Notes: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 227-232
Description: xv, 239 Seiten
Contents: More about karma, and its social context --
The antecedents of the karma doctrine in Brahminism --
Jain antecedents --
What did the Buddha mean by "no soul"? --
The Buddha's positive values: love and compassion --
Assessing the evidence --
Everything is burning: the centrality of fire in the Bddha's thought --
Causation and non-random process --
Cognition; language; nirvana --
The Buddha's pragmatism and intellectual style --
The Buddha as satirist; brahmin terms as social metaphors --
Is this book to be believed?.
Series Title: Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies monographs
Responsibility: Richard Gombrich

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More about karma, and its social context -- The antecedents of the karma doctrine in Brahminism -- Jain antecedents -- What did the Buddha mean by "no soul"? -- The Buddha's positive values: love and compassion -- Assessing the evidence -- Everything is burning: the centrality of fire in the Bddha's thought -- Causation and non-random process -- Cognition; language; nirvana -- The Buddha's pragmatism and intellectual style -- The Buddha as satirist; brahmin terms as social metaphors -- Is this book to be believed?

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