This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to Damien Keown’s book provides a lively, informative response to these. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Damien Keown, author Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith’s. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I sympathise with Pilate and Judas. It is a book written from a “Western” perspective, the last paragraph view spoiler [ The Historian Arnold Toynbee described the encounter between Buddhism introducfion the West as ‘one of the greatest collisions of the twenty-first century’. The Collected Works of Edwin Arnold: Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

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The spread of Buddhism 7. Who was the Buddha, and what are his teachings? Return to Book Page. What Do Buddhists Believe? Are the Buddhist and Western conceptions incompatible? All these high-minded thinkers depend on a substratum of ignorant toilers introductiin support them, and it quickly comes to look less like a search for meaning and truth and more like an extreme case of self-indulgence brought on by too much time on your hands.

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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 is best suited to talk about that kind of thing. Vrry Buddhism spread to the west, and how it fits with contemporary ideologies and attitudes.


Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! He is now retried. Please review your cart. Jun 01, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: It seemed the answer to all my problems, until – through a defect in my spiritual understanding or the application of common sense – I fell from grace and my vision clouded over. Words such as ‘karma’ and ‘nirvana’ have entered our vocabulary, but what do they mean? Why does the monastic sangha require such a rigorous behavioural code as opposed to the less difficult guidelines for the laity?

Unifying Force of Hinduism. Published by Oxford University Press first published Mahayana also has a much more complicated cosmology and ‘Buddhology’ with theories about Buddha having three bodies in three different dimensions, a prophecy of a second Buddha, Maitreya, who will usher in a utopia, and lots of new and inspired scriptures which of course means a lot of different sects and even a few messianic cults.

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As a result of a string of more or less bitter disappointments, I am very wary of any form of enthusiasm I might experience on the Quest for Meaning front, because they all seem to be followed by a disappointment tha Indulging my hobby of The Search for Ultimate Meaning recently, I was for a while captivated by Buddhism.

How far back would you have to go, and what sources would you use? A Very Short Introduction. Altogether, this is a very intersting book that does a great job of putting Buddhism into context as a global religion. Book ratings by Goodreads.


Karma and rebirth ; 4. Other editions – View all Buddhism: Buddhas and Kami in Japan. Book ratings by Goodreads. Excellent introduction A full and concise introduction which you will struggle to put down.

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. This reflects that it was only the third intgoduction and Keown blew the series budget for visual aids on his one book.

What would you say are the main features of Buddhism in Southeast Asia? I’ve been fascinated with Buddhism for years and for years jokingly called myself a Zen Mormon. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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Preview — Buddhism by Damien Keown. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Miracles of Book and Body. You’ve successfully reported this review.

The Inteoduction Books of The development of one major branch of Buddhism, Mah Not a devotional book. Oct 21, Dr Osama rated it really liked it.

There are loads of anecdotes concerning Buddhist masters expounding on the fragility of life and the importance of the present moment over future and past. Still, I’d definitely recommend this book as a solid introduction!