Download or Read eBook Philosophy of the Buddha PDF written by Archie J. Bahm and published by Jain Publishing Company. This book was released on 1993 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Philosophy of the Buddha by : Archie J. Bahm
What did the Buddha actually teach? For those seeking an answer to this question and to understand Buddhism as an important part of the world's religious and cultural heritage, Philosophy of the Buddha is an excellent introduction and guide. The author's purpose is to state the philosophy of Gotama, the man himself, by a careful study of the original records. He cuts through layers of devout and theological speculation - much as higher biblical criticism has done in Christianity - and presents clearly and concisely the real humanly significant roots and permanent values of many aspects of Buddhist thought.
Book Synopsis The Philosophy of Buddhism by : Erich Frauwallner
This translation, first published in 1956, opens up a classic introduction to Buddhist thought to a broader English language readership. The book covers the period of early canonical literature with examples of its philosophically relevant ideas, followed by the principal philosophical concepts of systematic Sravakayana-Buddhism. In the main part of the book, Frauwallner presents the first survey of the development of the philosophical systems of Mahμayμana-Buddhism. He was well aware of the limitations in presenting only the Buddhist philosophy of the â€œclassicalâ€ , i.e., the systematic period, and does not seem to have been ready to add the philoso-phically creative new post-systematic tradition of Buddhist epistemology and logic, a major subject of his research in subse-quent years. Frauwallnerâ€™s way of translating was straight- forward: to remain as close as possible to the original text. For technical terms in the source materials he maintained a single translation even when various meanings were suggested. For clarity regarding such variations of meaning he relied on the context and his explanation. The same approach was taken by the translator of the present book. However, he has inserted helpful additional headlines into the text and considerably enlarged the index. All other additions by the translator are given within square brackets.
Download or Read eBook Philosophy of the Buddha PDF written by Christopher Gowans and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-11-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Philosophy of the Buddha by : Christopher Gowans
Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, non-attachment, and Nibbâna (Nirvana). The book includes an account of the life of the Buddha as well as comparisons of his teaching with practical and theoretical aspects of some Western philosophical outlooks, both ancient and modern. Most distinctively, Philosophy of the Buddha explores how Buddhist enlightenment could enable us to overcome suffering in our lives and reach our full potential for compassion and tranquillity. This is one of the first books to introduce the philosophy of the Buddha to students of Western philosophy. Christopher W. Gowans' style is exceptionally clear and appropriate for anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to this growing area of interest.
Download or Read eBook A History of Buddhist Philosophy PDF written by David J. Kalupahana and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1992-03-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis A History of Buddhist Philosophy by : David J. Kalupahana
David J. Kalupahana's Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis has, since its original publication in 1976, offered an unequaled introduction to the philosophical principles and historical development of Buddhism. Now, representing the culmination of Dr. Kalupahana's thirty years of scholarly research and reflection, A History of Buddhist Philosophy builds upon and surpasses that earlier work, providing a completely reconstructed, detailed analysis of both early and later Buddhism.
Download or Read eBook Buddhist Philosophy PDF written by David J. Kalupahana and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1984-07-01 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Buddhist Philosophy by : David J. Kalupahana
This introduction to Buddhism examines its basic philosophical teachings and historical development, setting forth complex and significant ideas in a straightforward and simple style that is easily accessible to the student. The author's orientation is philosophical, rather than religious or sociological. This approach is both the uniqueness and the strength of the work.Part I outlines the historical background out of which Buddhism arose and emphasizes the teachings of early Buddhism. Part II examines developments in the history of Buddhist thought and the emergence of the various schools of Buddhism.
Download or Read eBook The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy PDF written by Junjiro Takakusu and published by Motilal Banarsidass. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy by : Junjiro Takakusu
Buddhism had already spread far into other countries before it declined in India in the eleventh century A.D. Hinayana flourished in Ceylone, Burma, Siam and Cambodia; Mystic Buddhism developed in Tibet; Mahayana grew in China. In Japan, the whole of Buddhism became the living and active faith of the masses. The present study relates to Japanese Buddhism, as in Japan alone the whole of Buddhism is preserved. The author presents Buddhist Philosophy in an ideological sequence and not in its historical sequence as Prof. Stcherbatsky has done in his Buddhist logic. But the ideological sequence as presented by the author is not the sequence in the development of ideas; it is rather the systematization of the different schools of thought for the purpose of an easier approach. Divided into fifteen chapters, the book deals with different schools of Buddhist Philosophy. The author has grouped these schools under two heads: (1) the schools of negative rationalism, i.e. the religion of Dialectic Investigation, and (2) the schools of Introspective Intuitionism, i.e. the Religion of Meditative Experience. The author treats these schools in the most scientific and elaborate way.
Download or Read eBook Buddhist Philosophy PDF written by William Edelglass and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-21 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Buddhist Philosophy by : William Edelglass
The Buddhist philosophical tradition is vast, internally diverse, and comprises texts written in a variety of canonical languages. It is hence often difficult for those with training in Western philosophy who wish to approach this tradition for the first time to know where to start, and difficult for those who wish to introduce and teach courses in Buddhist philosophy to find suitable textbooks that adequately represent the diversity of the tradition, expose students to important primary texts in reliable translations, that contextualize those texts, and that foreground specifically philosophical issues. Buddhist Philosophy fills that lacuna. It collects important philosophical texts from each major Buddhist tradition. Each text is translated and introduced by a recognized authority in Buddhist studies. Each introduction sets the text in context and introduces the philosophical issues it addresses and arguments it presents, providing a useful and authoritative guide to reading and to teaching the text. The volume is organized into topical sections that reflect the way that Western philosophers think about the structure of the discipline, and each section is introduced by an essay explaining Buddhist approaches to that subject matter, and the place of the texts collected in that section in the enterprise. This volume is an ideal single text for an intermediate or advanced course in Buddhist philosophy, and makes this tradition immediately accessible to the philosopher or student versed in Western philosophy coming to Buddhism for the first time. It is also ideal for the scholar or student of Buddhist studies who is interested specifically in the philosophical dimensions of the Buddhist tradition.
Download or Read eBook The Buddha's Light Philosophy PDF written by Hsing Yun and published by Buddha's Light Publishing. This book was released on 2010-10 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Buddha's Light Philosophy by : Hsing Yun
The Buddha's Light Philosophy examines the management and accomplishments of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order and the Buddha's Light International Association (BLIA). These organizations, founded to further the goals of Humanistic Buddhism, have flourished around the world and touched many lives. The Buddha's Light Philosophy traces their purpose, mission, concepts, and guidelines to provide the reader with an understanding of Humanistic Buddhist practice in the modern world.
Download or Read eBook Buddhist Philosophy in India and Ceylon PDF written by Arthur Berriedale Keith and published by Asian Educational Services. This book was released on 1996-12 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Buddhist Philosophy from 100 to 350 A.D. PDF written by Karl H. Potter and published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ.. This book was released on 1999 with total page 904 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.