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The Buddhist Way Of Life

Author : F Harold Smith
ISBN : 9781135029296
Genre : Reference
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Originally published in 1951. This study of Buddhism deals with the early tradition, followed by a brief consideration of its historicity and the form the religion takes in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. The main line of development in India, China and Japan is then discussed. Focussing on essential Buddhism in both its chief schools, the Lesser and Greater Vehicle, the influence of philosophy on sect and of both on the practical affairs of history are examined.

Buddhistisches Denken

Author : Edward Conze
ISBN : 3458349480
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Philosophy Of The Buddha

Author : Christopher Gowans
ISBN : 9781134469734
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, non-attachment, and Nibbâna (Nirvana). The book includes an account of the life of the Buddha as well as comparisons of his teaching with practical and theoretical aspects of some Western philosophical outlooks, both ancient and modern. Most distinctively, Philosophy of the Buddha explores how Buddhist enlightenment could enable us to overcome suffering in our lives and reach our full potential for compassion and tranquillity. This is one of the first books to introduce the philosophy of the Buddha to students of Western philosophy. Christopher W. Gowans' style is exceptionally clear and appropriate for anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to this growing area of interest.

A Dictionary Of Philosophy Of Religion Second Edition

Author : Charles Taliaferro
ISBN : 9781501325250
Genre : Philosophy
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A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable resource for students and scholars. Covering historical and contemporary figures, arguments, and terms, it offers an overview of the vital themes that make philosophy of religion the growing, vigorous field that it is today. It covers world religions and sources from east and west. Entries have been crafted for clarity, succinctness, and engagement. This second edition includes new entries, extended coverage of non-Christian topics, as well as revisions and updates throughout. The first edition was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year.

Zen In Der Kunst Des Helfens

Author : David Brandon
ISBN : 3466340756
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Der Autor setzt sich auseinander mit dem Helfen und dem Hilfe-Erfahren. Diesen Prozess betrachtet er im Lichte des Zen als "Weg zu leben und zu sein". Das Buch richtet sich an alle, die professionell mit Helfen zu tun haben. Weil Helfenwollen die wichtigste Motivation aller ist, die sich als Freiwillige in Beratung, Betreuung und Begleitung von aidskranken und HIV-positiven Menschen engagieren, sei ihnen die Lektüre dieses Buches sehr empfohlen, auch wenn sie bislang keinen Zugang zur buddhistischen Lehre hatten. Im Kapitel "Was ist Zen?" versucht Brandon, den Begriff einzukreisen ("Zen" ist ein japanisches Wort und heisst "Meditation") und in Zusammenhang mit dem Helfen zu bringen. "Zen und Helfen entstammen beide demselben menschlichen Bedürfnis: auf andere zuzugehen, unseren Erfahrungen einen Sinn zu geben und sie zu gestalten." Brandon warnt davor, das Helfen als Überdecken der inneren Leere zu missbrauchen, der "Gier nach Geben" zu erliegen, Helfen zur Droge verkommen zu lassen und zu sehr in das Leben anderer einzugreifen. Ein wichtiges, wenn auch nicht ganz einfaches Buch, das sich hervorragend zum Erarbeiten gemeinsamer Grundlagen und Einsichten in den Betreuergruppen der Aids-Hilfen eignet.

The Buddhist Sects Of Japan

Author : E Steinilber-Oberlin
ISBN : 9781136903625
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The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into many sects with greatly differing doctrines, though all profess a method destined to elevate the soul and a method of action. The understanding of this spiritual movement is an important key to the understanding of the contemporary Japanese state of mind, and The Buddhist Sects of Japan gives the first complete account of it in the English language.

The Buddhist World

Author : John Powers
ISBN : 9781317420170
Genre : Religion
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The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In addition to historical and geo-political views of Buddhism, the volume features thematic chapters on philosophical concepts such as ethics, as well as social constructs and categories such as community and family. The book also addresses lived Buddhism in its many forms, examining the ways in which modernity is reshaping traditional structures, ancient doctrines, and cosmological beliefs.

An Introduction To Mah Y Na Buddhism

Author : William M McGovern
ISBN : 9781136913143
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William Montgomery McGovern’s Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was one of the first books on Mahayana Buddhism written for a Western audience. It predates influential English language overviews of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, A. Watts, and W. Rahula. The author was born in New York City in 1897 and spent his latter teenage years (1914-1917) training at the Nishi Hongwanji Mahayana Buddhist monastery in Kyoto, Japan. He founded the Mahayana Association at age eighteen and edited and published the journal "Mahayanist" while completing his studies at the monastery. Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was written as part of a thesis which secured him his Buddhist degree and an honorary ordination as a Buddhist priest. Intended as a simplified and introductory text for a lay audience, the book reflects the unique perspective of a Westerner trained in Japan at a time when Mahayana Buddhism was little known in the West. Referencing Buddhist literature, it gives a short history of Buddhism and the divergence of schools of Buddhist philosophy, introduces the four noble truths, the philosophy of Karma, the nature of Buddhahood, reincarnation and the road to nirvana, Buddhist cosmology, and psychological and philosophical elements of Buddhist teachings. Although the divisions of non Mahayana Buddhist sects and philosophy described may be considered dated, Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism remains significant for its historical value in presenting Eastern religious and philosophical thought to Westerners at a pivotal time in history.


Author : Kevin Trainor
ISBN : 0195173988
Genre : Religion
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In this strikingly illustrated and authoritative volume, readers have an introduction to one of the world's greatest living faiths. 200 color photos, maps & drawings.

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
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