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Buddhism and elephants ; 2. Return to Book Page. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a q subject quickly. Who was the Buddha, and what are his teachings?

Choose your country or region Close. Buddhism from Islamic Perspective. It’s small, concise, and objective, offering a history of Buddhism and how it has traveled through damine. For complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West, and publications on the subject are few and far between.

Unifying Force of Hinduism. In this new edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhism. Library had it on the shelf.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Why do the Buddhist nuns seem to occupy a lower, lesser position than the monks in the early Buddhist sangha? His Short and Happy Life. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. List of illustrations List of maps Acknowledgements Note on citations and shoet 1. The development of one major branch of Buddhism, Mahayana.


Is Buddhism more or less environmentally friendly than Christianity? Publications Pages Publications Pages. Karma and rebirth ; 4. A Very Short Introduction.

Although that probably undersells my relationship with Mormonism and oversells my relationship with Buddhism. I particularly like the treatment of ethics and Buddhism moral principles throughout the book, in addition to a focus on mind discipline and understanding. Looking for beautiful books?

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Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Words such as “karma” and “nirvana” have entered our vocabulary, but what do they mean? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A Very Short Introductiontells us ten things we need to know about buddhism.

Pilate also has the best line in the book: This is pretty much a perfect introduction to Buddhism. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.


Do you believe that “what goes around comes around,” and if so is this the same as karma? Common or Garden Dharma. Do rulers like Ashoka sometimes use religion for political ends? Oct 24, S. This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. The spread of Buddhism in Asia ; 7.

Other books in the series. A more simple, austere Buddhism it places emphasis on acheiving enlightenment as a personal responsibility and sticking to the original words of the Buddha.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! There’s a very interesting history of how Buddhism spread from Northern India where the Buddha preached across Asia, carried by travelling monks or encouraged by Kings, occasionally beaten back by barbarian hordes.

He is also the author of Buddhist Ethics: I learnt a little about the different branches of Buddhism. You submitted the following rating and review. Book ratings by Goodreads. Academic Skip to main content.

Come to think of it, perhaps I could demonise my friends and colleagues for blocking the Light. Mourning the Unborn Dead Jeff Wilson. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library.