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How Buddhism began

the conditioned genesis of the early teachings

by Richard F. Gombrich

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Published by Athlone Press in London, Atlantic Highlands, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism -- Doctrines -- History -- Early period, to ca. 250 B.C.

  • Edition Notes

    Includs bibliographical references (p. [165]-169) and indexes.

    Other titlesJordan lectures 1994
    StatementRichard F. Gombrich.
    SeriesJordan lectures in comparative religion ;, 17
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ4125 .G66 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 180 p. ;
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL985224M
    ISBN 100485174170
    LC Control Number96023034

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    Review: 'How Buddhism Began: The conditioned genesis of the early teachings' by Richard F. Gombrich. After this he began his research, and writes on the aspects of Buddhism in America that he finds most intriguing. This book is contained of three major parts. The first is about the history of Buddhism groups and what might interest people to them in America. The second part is based on who these groups are and what they do.

    THE ORIGIN OF BUDDHIST MEDITATION The historic authenticity of the early Buddhist sources is a mu ch disputed topic. Although many modern scholars of Indian Buddhism are highly sceptical about the possibility of identifying and recovering authentic early teachings, this book maintains that such an objective is possible. What is Buddhism? Buddha Shakyamuni, founder of Buddhism. The goal of Buddhism is a state of lasting, unconditional happiness known as enlightenment. To bring us to this state, Buddhism points us to lasting values in this impermanent world, and gives us valuable information about how things really are. Through understanding the law of cause and.


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