Manual of Buddhism 1853

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Kessinger Publishing, May 1, 2003 - Religion - 548 pages
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1853. In its modern development; translated from Singhalese manuscripts. In the preparation of this volume, Hardy kept one object steadily in view. It was his simple aim to answer the question, "What is Buddhism, as it is now professed by its myriads of votaries?" Contents: system of the universe; various orders of sentient existence; primitive inhabitants of the Earth; Buddhas who preceded Gotama; Gotama Bodhisat; ancestors of Gotama Buddha; legendary life of Gotama Buddha; dignity, virtues and powers of Buddha; ontology of Buddhism; ethics of Buddhism.

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