The Life of Buddha as Legend and History

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Asian Educational Services, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 297 pages
GAUTAMA BUDDHA - BIOGRAPHY, CHRISTIANTY & OTHER RELIGIONS, BUDDHISM
 

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Contents

Note on the geography of early Buddhism
13
The home and family of Buddha
16
The birth of Buddha
27
Infancy and youth
38
The Great Renunciation
51
Austerities and Enlightenment
61
The first preaching
81
Spread of the Doctrine
97
Buddhism as a religion
173
Buddhism as a philosophy
192
Buddha and myth
211
Buddha and history
227
Buddhism and Christianity
237
Appendix The Buddhist Scriptures
249
The Theravāda Pāli Canon
257
Canonical works of other schools
278

Legends of the twenty years wandering
113
Rival Schools Devadatta and Ajātasattu
124
The last days
143
The Order
165
Bibliography
279
Index
289
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