A Concise History of Buddhism [Andrew Skilton (Sthiramati)] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An ideal introduction to the history of. An introduction to the history of Buddhism which explains the development of the religion’s basic concepts over years, and describes Buddhism’s diverse. An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton – a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism – explains the development of the basic concepts of.
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There is a lot of terminology in Sanskrit, Pali, etc. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Return to Book Page.
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Haikuist rated it really liked it Sep 26, On the other hand, a lot of what I had assumed was directly from the Buddha’s mouth were actually teachings and interpretations written hundreds and thousands of years later by other scholars, so really, the whole of dharma is a vast act of collaboration and constant testing by thousands of years’ worth of meditators and Buddhists, which works for me, too.
Needless to say, this causes the reader unfamiliar with Sanskrit to be unable to keep track of the diverse schools, or terms which differentiate them. An example of this exclusion might be the meditational practices called the brahma-viharas, which in its Abhidamma and commentarial literature are relegated to an ancillary function only, whereas its own canon records instances which substantially refute this role. Lists with This Book. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
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For example, I’ve always been troubled by the division between the so-called “lesser” and “greater” vehicles Hinayana and Mahayana. I’ve had many conversations but wanted to piece it all together.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. The newcomer seeking to understand the sometimes contradictory spiritual texts can find it daunting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shannon Stewart rated it really ancrew it Jul 15, Most encouraging to me was learning that the various different orders of Buddhists split not due to any argument over doctrine, but more over the lifestyle and rules of monks and nuns, which I think proves the practical nature of most of the Buddha’s teachings.
A Concise History of Buddhism
Books by Andrew Skilton. It is quite a challenge to write a history of Buddhism, given the complex doctrinal diversification and the wide geographical and timeline spread. Let me start by saying that this book is definitely not intended for an audience cursorily interested in the history of Buddhism. Jul 16, Ron Krumpos rated it liked it. Start reading Concise History of Buddhism on your Kindle in under a minute.
It is wonderful as an introductory History of Buddhism book. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
Samuel rated it really liked it Jul 01, Ilse Thompson rated it it was amazing Jul 04, After reading about 2 dozen books from various traditions of Buddhism, this was just the book I needed to tie it all together.
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Leandro MP rated it it was ok Mar 09, Buddhism is a widely diverse religion, with many traditions handed down through the centuries. Don’t have a Kindle? While it contains a LOT of information it is very well organized.
This is what Skilton actually says pgs about the nuddhism in the Theravadin tradition: Essential Concies from East and Hkstory. Want to Read saving…. Warner rated it really liked it Nov 04, On the other hand, a lot of what I had assumed was directly from the Buddha’s mouth were actua While my mind smeared over the many Sanskrit names of various sutras and authors, I did learn a few things from this quick history of Buddhism.
Get to Know Us. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Not really what I was or for, which was a readable historical account of the Buddha and Buddhism for the uninitiated. He sticks to basic concepts, within the context of its development, and give references for further study of complex points. Ships from and sold by Amazon.