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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Damien Keown, author Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith’s. Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently About the Series:Oxford’s Very Short Introductions series offers. Buddhism has ratings and reviews. Amira said: لم تكن البوذية يومًا أحدى المجالات التي يدفعني فضولي للبحث بها أو القراءة عنها وما أدركته الآن وأ.

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I am not trying to be gross or harsh, I just feel that some one truly engaged in a transformative path nitroduction best suited to talk about that kind of thing. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, Keown considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.

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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown

Just what I was looking for. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism?

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Tibetan Rituals of Death. The Buddha ; 3. Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are loads of anecdotes concerning Buddhist masters expounding on the fragility of life and the importance of the buddhixm moment over future and past.


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He is also the author of Buddhist Ethics: Prebish, Introducing Buddhism Routledge, Account Options Sign in. It’s just what the title says: This Very Short Introduction offers readers a superb overview of the teachings of the Buddha, as well as a succinct guide to the integration of Buddhism into daily life.

How far introductikn would you have to go, and what sources would you use? It looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings were.

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One renowned master up-ended his drinking cup every night before retiring to bed, and when his faithful disciples dutifully asked why he did so answered that he might die that night and have no further need of it. If your memories changed, would you be someone else? 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. It gives you a good foundation for learning more about Buddhism and the different schools of Buddhism with some idea where their ideas come from and how they differ. To ask other readers questions about Buddhismplease sign up. A Very Short Introduction J. This is pretty much a perfect introduction to Buddhism. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.


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This met my expectations! How Buddhism spread to the west, and how it fits with contemporary ideologies and attitudes. There are a lot of ways that one could cut this particular cake. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Inrroduction Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

A Very Short Introduction. Is Buddhism more or less environmentally friendly than Christianity? Finally, Keown ends the book discussing Buddhism in buddihsm West and the possibilities of development and enlightenment as Buddhism grows in a new field. Apr 07, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The Origins of Yoga and Tantra. Basic Teachings of the Buddha. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.