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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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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 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 their differences are often subtle and can seem arbitrary My lack of enjoyment while reading this book stems from two sources my desire to only learn about practical applications of Buddhism which this book does cover just along with a whole lot and I was often trying to sueeze this in while relaxing this summer

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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. 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 and many of the most essential differences between the various lineages There are very few books I ve found that cover this subject so well Despite being from an academic perspective it s a pleasant read well written in ordinary language not the often high falutin talk we often find in books written by university professors


10 thoughts on “The Foundations of Buddhism OPUS

  1. says:

    I've read a few books onof Buddhism and it's pretty clear that this is a religion not well served by the publishi

  2. says:

    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 movies Closes with a chapter on the evolving Buddhism that is ongoing in the east and the west

  3. says:

    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 th

  4. says:

    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 and many of the most essential differences between the various lineages There are very few books I

  5. says:

    Probably the most informative general overview of Buddhism I've read so far

  6. says:

    A good primer on the philosophy of BuddhismA good primer on Buddhism its terminology history and evolution into the various traditions and schoo

  7. says:

    The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin is a perfect introduction to Buddhism The text is readable but scholarly And Gethin focuses on Buddhist scripture so his analysis is closer to what devout Buddhists think discuss and practice than the often drippy New Agey Buddhist texts I've paged through in my local bookstore Gethin's treatment real sense of the breadth depth and diversity of Buddhist philosophy and practice I really

  8. says:

    According to my professor this is the most accurate and comprehensive book on this subject It was the hardest book I’ve ever read and took me

  9. says:

    A decent little introduction to the core tenets and traditions of Buddhism Some chapters I liked better than others naturally Gethin w

  10. says:

    This is definitely the best book explaining the origins of Buddhism and its core system of beliefs according to the earliest canon Maybe it shouldn't be your FIRST book on Buddhism because it's not the easiest read with lots and lots