(The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS) PDF Ô Rupert Gethin

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The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS

SUMMARY Ý The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS Tions 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 bodhisattva this book provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of li. A decent little introduction to the core tenets and traditions of Buddhism Some chapters I liked better than others naturally Gethin writes rather accessibly though some caution is advised when it comes to terms in either Sanskrit Pali Chinese Japanese or Tibetan It can get difficult and cluttered uite uickly

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SUMMARY Ý The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS Ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism Thervada Tibetan and Eastern that exist in the world today From the narrative of the story of the Buddha through discussions of aspects such as textual tradi. Probably the most informative general overview of Buddhism I ve read so far

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SUMMARY Ý The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2500 years and which is now followed by around 115 million people In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism Rupert Gethin concentrates on the. I ve read a few books onof Buddhism and it s pretty clear that this is a religion not well served by the publishing industry like Christianity it s easy to find books on Buddhism that will try to explain how Buddhism will change your life for the better easy to find books about foundational figures Buddha himself in this case but unlike Christianity it s very hard to find books that will teach you about the history of the religion from a or less objective perspective without being too specialized Well here s one How does Gethin do it 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 This is not the book for you if you want a guide to practical meditation or just generally want religion without religion If you want someone to hold your hand and guide you through the wonderful staggering maze of Buddhist thought on the other hand go to it We get summaries and discussions of the taxonomies of meditation stages the different philosophical uestions that are inevitably thrown up by the Buddha s teaching but what is nothingness the mind the self the no self a Buddha Gethin presents many of them in a handy frame how does one explain the idea of no longer entering the chain of re birth What is this nirvana which we enter instead You might say well nirvana means you cease to exist but that doesn t seem uite right in no small part because it s not clear what you cease and to exist mean You might also say well nirvana is a kind of eternal state outside rebirth but that seems wrong too Trying to avoid these two views is the work of millenia just like avoiding too much unity in the Christian trinity and avoiding the total separation of the three Gethin traces responses to this problem through the history of southern eastern and northern Buddhism and even a few pages on the unfortunate adventures of Buddhism in the west He does it clearly concisely and with modesty 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 Highly recommended


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    (The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS) PDF Ô Rupert Gethin I've read a few books onof Buddhism and it's pretty clear that this is a religion not well served by the publishing industry like Christianity it's easy to find books on Buddhism that will try to explain how Buddhism will change yo

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    (The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS) PDF Ô Rupert Gethin A college text that covers Buddhism uite throughly Starting with the history of the Buddha his famous sutra's Buddhist's monks nuns and monasteries are covered along with with the different countries and schools of Buddhism Interesting chapter on the Buddhist Cosmos something I know little of except from wuxia

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    DOWNLOAD × TRAMZ.CO  Rupert Gethin Rupert Gethin  1 SUMMARY (The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS) PDF Ô Rupert Gethin I can't say I really enjoyed reading this book but it does contain a lot of information about Buddhism and its associated schools I think this book gave me uestions than answers so I can't say it provided me with a proper 'foundation of Buddhism' However I do know now and feel like I have a decent grasp of most of the key Buddhist concepts The real struggle I found is the keeping track of the various teachings between schoolssectsetc as

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    Rupert Gethin  1 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD × TRAMZ.CO  Rupert Gethin (The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS) PDF Ô Rupert Gethin This book covers the basics of Buddhism from a fairly academic perspective It doesn't address putting Buddhism into practice it is not intended to be that kind of book but it does cover the history the philosophy

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