The foundations of buddhism rupert gethin

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This book covers the basics of Buddhism from a fairly academic perspective. Aug 27, Tyrice added it. Why Buddhism is True. A lot of good info on the historical Buddha Siddhartha Gautama and his personality.

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The Foundations of Buddhism

No doubt, it is this sympathy that enables Gethin to penetrate beneath the surface crust of formal doctrine and discern deep connections between srains of Buddhist thought that might initially appear incongruous. Fiundations must say that I loved it. I think this book gave me more questions than answers, so I can't say it provided me with a proper 'foundation of Buddhism.

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This book covers the basics of Foundatkons from a fairly academic perspective. Try as we might to find something in the world that is permanent and stable, which we can hold on to and thereby find lasting happiness, we must always fail.

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It explains all of the fundamentals of Theravada Buddhism and briefly touches on Mahayana. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them.

The Foundations of Buddhism - Khamkoo

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family bucdhism the holiday season. You've successfully reported this review. Mar 11, Anthony William rated it really liked it Shelves: The Book of Joy.

This book may be slightly boring for those with a firm grounding and broad knowledge base, but I found myself picking up nuances and details that had not been covered by the other books I read on the topic. A Guide to the Good Life: Introducing Buddhism Charles S. Closes with a chapter on the evolving Buddhism that is ongoing in the east and the west. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the This is a very good overview of the origins of Buddhism and of the origins of the various tendencies of contemporary Buddhism.

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

In part by focusing mostly on the features of Buddhism that, in his argument at least, all the schools share; and in part by being exceptionally smart and good at writing.

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