Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis
University of Hawaii Press, 1 июл. 1984 г. - Всего страниц: 212
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.
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Abhidharma accepted according analysis appears arahant arising aspects ātman attained attempt basis becomes belief body Buddha called causal cause chapter Chinese completely conception consciousness considered continuity craving death denied depends determined dhamma direct discourses dispositions doctrines earlier early Buddhism emphasized enlightenment existence experience explained external extrasensory fact factors feeling four gods happiness Hence human important Indian Indian Philosophy individual interpretation jhāna karma knowledge later lead living logical London Madhyamika Mahāyāna maintained means mental metaphysical mind monks moral nature nirvana object one's origin passing past perception person Philosophy physical pointed position possible powers practice present principle problem question reality realization reason rebirth recognized refer regard rejected religious remain represented result schools seems sense SOURCES statement substance suffering tathāgata teachings texts theory things thought tradition true truth Ultimate Reality understanding University Upanişadic vols