By John S. Strong
The quantity starts with an overview-introduction to the various elements of Buddhism via surveying the modern day temples that exist in Lumbini, the Buddha’s birthplace. It then recounts not just the tale of the Buddha’s existence, however the ways that next Buddhist traditions sought to beat the absence of the Buddha, after his loss of life. Turning to Buddhist Doctrine, it expands the inspiration of the center solution to depict the way within which Buddhism either refrained from or integrated the extraordinary teachings extant in India in its time. It then is going directly to convey how the subject of the center method additionally is helping us comprehend the transition to later faculties of Buddhist notion. eventually, it examines the institution and nature of Buddhist group existence earlier than happening to teach its improvement within the very assorted environments of Thailand, Japan, and Tibet.
Throughout, the writer doesn't hesitate to lace his motives with own anecdotes and insights collected in the course of over 40 years of learning Buddhism and traveling and residing in Buddhist countries.
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