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Buddhism - Its Essence and Development
Buddhism - Its Essence and Development

Buddhism - Its Essence and Development

by Edward Conze

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8129106035 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 207

Binding

Paperback

Edward Conze

Author: Edward Conze
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 207
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129106035

Description

Today our disillusionment may be stronger than ever before. This timely new edition of a Buddhist classic reminds us that true happiness is not to be found in material comfort and earthly satisfaction but in the pursuit of a higher ideal.

Demonstrating throughout his heartfelt response to the fundamental wisdom of the Buddha, Edward Conze presents a readable introduction to the doctrines, methods, and literature that have developed within the many schools of Buddhism as a result of their different approaches to the goal.

REVIEW

To a person who is thoroughly disillusioned with the contemporary world, and with himself, Buddhism may offer many points of attraction-in the transcending sublimity of the fairy land of its subtle thoughts, in the splendour of its works of art, in the magnificence of its hold over vast populations, and in the determined heroism and quiet refinement of those who are steeped into it. Although one may originally be attracted by its remoteness, one can appreciate the real value of Buddhism only when one judges it by the results it produces in one’s own life from day to day.
-Edward Conze

Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

AUTHOR’S NOTE

INTRODUCTION

Common Ground
Monastic Buddhism
Popular Buddhism
He Old Wisdom School
The Mahayana and the New Wisdom School
The Buddhism of Faith and Devotion
The Yogacara
The Tantra, or Magical Buddhism
Non-Indian Developments

NOTES

TABLES OF DATES

FURTHER READING

INDEX

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