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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Jan 06, Rob rated it it was amazing Shelves: How to write a great review. Keownn, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library.

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. Speaking very broadly Buddhism breaks down into Theravada and Mahayana which are the biggest branches like Protestant and Catholic in Christianity or Sunni and Shia in Islam. Check x the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Why does the monastic sangha require such a rigorous behavioural code as opposed to the less difficult guidelines for the laity?

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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction – Damien Keown – Oxford University Press

As he sheds light into how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, Keown also highlights how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. Apr 07, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: Other books in the series. The Buddha ; 3. Understanding the Dalai Lama. If “no,” are people like the Buddha deluded when they claim to remember past lives?


Miracles of Book and Body. Readings of the Lotus Sutra. The spread of Buddhism in Asia ; 7. Approaches to understanding Buddhism. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? It’s just what the title says: In the chapter on Buddhist ethics there’s an interesting discussion of the fact that Buddhism has mostly existed in feudal societies Tibet was a medieval theocracy until about 70 years ago.

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Was it selfish of him to abandon his wife and child in order to seek enlightenment? So it often has a lot of useful advice if you’re, say, a lord considering the best treatment of your serfs, but it doesn’t have any language analogous to the Western concept of ‘human rights’. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Other books in this series. He is now retried. Judas must be the supreme example of someone being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Aug 08, Dean rated it liked it. Publications Pages Publications Pages.

Tibetan Rituals of Death. In this new edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender. Words such as “karma” and “nirvana” have entered our vocabulary, but what do they mean?


Buddhism see introducton your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. A Very Short Introduction J. The Origins of Yoga and Tantra.

Since this is a very short introduction to the subject then if your interest is in Korean Buddhism or militant Buddhism and the recent long running civil war in Sri Lanka then you are best advised to look elsewhere. Words such as “karma” and “nirvana This accessible volume covers both the teachings of the Buddha and the integration of Buddhism into daily life.

Want to Read saving…. An extremely accessible introduction to Buddhism for anyone and everyone. Sign in to annotate. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

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