R.M.L. Gethin, “He Who Sees Dhamma Sees Dhammas: Dhamma In Early Buddhism,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 32 (), ONE. INDIAN. GIRL. Chetan Bhagat is the author of six bestselling TIME magazine named him as one of the most influ. The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Interesting elaborations as well, although sometimes a bit academic and too much too soon, so I wouldn’t recommend it as an introduction if you’re buddgism on your own.

The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin

He’s probably a bit too keen to give Buddhism a united front, and to downplay disagreements, but that’s the worst I can say. The Foundations of Buddhism. A scholarly and accessible introduction to the history, structure and practice of Buddhism. Evolving Traditions of Buddhism show more. Looking for beautiful books? Gdthin from the UK in gethinn business days When will my order arrive?

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Not self the discussion on mahayana buddhism was buddhjsm difficult to follow. Oct 18, Michael Chin rated it really liked it.

In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the Jan 05, Dana Larose added it Shelves: Through Gethin’s eyes we are given not only a clear and bufdhism picture of the doctrinal foundations of Buddhism, but also focused insights into the family ties underlying many apparent diversities within the Buddhist tradition.


It would be extremely useful as a back-up reference for someone reading the Pali Canon or the early Mahayana sutras for the first time. A dense book, but provides incredible foundational information about a vast, complex subject.

The Story of the Awakened One 2. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Probably too many interdictions and prescriptions, for us, that live in the West and got a liberal education, full of everything.

This is a very good overview of the origins of Buddhism and of the origins of the various tendencies of contemporary Buddhism. This budshism is aimed at the university student of religion, and has a strongly academic and historical focus. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Asian Religions in America: The Two Irelands, David Fitzpatrick.

There are very few books I’ve found that cover this subject so buddgism. I was assigned this book during a Buddhism course I took in college. Book ratings by Goodreads. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the Monks, Nuns, and Lay Followers 5. I really appreciate Gethin’s placing Buddhism in context of the Hindu Vedas, especially the Upanishads.

Review quote This recent title stands out by its careful scholarship, lucid style, and sensitive appreciation of the subtleties of Buddhist doctrine.

From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monastic and lay ways of life, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattvathis book provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of life.


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Tweed and Stephen Prothero. Anyone who travelled to the East becomes amazed by the symbology of Buddha by the immense number of statues, pictures, paintings that one see in every Asian country and also by the ambiance of peace, tranquillity, harmony burdhism exhales from the temples and the shrines. Some aspects were well described and explained e. Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2, bufdhism, and which is now followed by around million people.

Early Modern France Robin Briggs. If there is a God – an Buddhist don’t accept even that the question is positioned over the table – is each of us inner-God, something inconstant and fluid. A Sourcebook Edwin F. Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this grthin, please sign up.

Probably the most informative general overview of Buddhism I’ve read so far. Christianity in the West, John Gethn. Sep 17, Adrian Harlan rated it liked it.

I looked for a book that was informative and not too dense as my time for getting a good idea about the subject was scarce. A compelling overview of the history, culture, and practices of Buddhism.