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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What are the distinctive features of Buddhism?
It places emphasis, not just on introdution enlightenment yourself, but also on working selflessly to lead all living things to nirvana. I do, however, follow many secular Buddhist practices and read severa ” Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although that probably undersells buddhsim relationship with Mormonism and oversells my relationship with Buddhism.
In short, the book is a very worthwhile read. I particularly like the treatment of ethics and Buddhism moral principles throughout the book, in addition to a focus on mind discipline and understanding.
A Very Introxuction Introduction. In the second 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.
The spread of Buddhism in Asia 7. If the Noble Eightfold Path leads to nirvana, why is nirvana not mentioned anywhere in it? The Four Noble S ; 5. Everyone will have to decide for themselves if all the charts and pictures represent money well spent. Choose your country or region Close. Preview — Buddhism by Damien Keown. If not, what is it that makes you who you are, and how do you remain the same intrkduction if—as science tells us—the material basis of your being changes continuously?
Buddhism and elephants 2. Exploring Karma and Rebirth.
Do people have a soul, and if so, what is it like? A more simple, austere Buddhism it places emphasis on acheiving enlightenment as a personal daimen and sticking to the original words of the Buddha. His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I learnt a little about the different branches of Buddhism.
By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, this VSI considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.
Is Buddhism more or less environmentally friendly than Christianity? How Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism spread in Asia. The Spread of Buddhism. Although short, it’s very concise and packs in a load of information and, even better, tells you when severely summarising so that you can do your own further reading – and, yes, there is damiwn bibliography!
Legal System and Practice. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings were. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. The title shlrt be at least 4 characters long. It’s a great way to get a quick foundation of something that you know little or nothing about so that you can read more with much better understanding. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
What variations, and what common themes, can be identified?
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User Review – Flag as inappropriate A very short introduction to Buddhism. The Mahayana translates, more or less, as ‘The Great Vehicle’ because its the way to salvation. Judas must be the supreme example of someone being in the wrong place at the damirn time.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Did Buddha make a mistake in not appointing a successor? Other editions – View all Buddhism: This reflects that it was only the third one and Keown blew the series budget for visual aids on his one book.
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Oct 09, Lon rated it really liked it. You can almost start to sympathise with the Chinese communists for thinking that enough is enough and that these people should get a proper job and make some sort of a contribution to society. It covers most of the larger traditions and also the early life and thinking of the Buddha. Understanding the Dalai Lama.
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown
As he sheds light into how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, Keown also highlights introductoon contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. Pilate also has the best line in the book: Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Who was the Buddha, and what are his teachings?