A Concise History of Buddhism
An introduction to the history of Buddhism which explains the development of the religion's basic concepts over 2500 years, and describes Buddhism's diverse manifestations in its homeland, India, and its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka, and from Japan to the Middle East.
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BUDDHISM IN INDIA
BUDDHISM IN SRI LANKA
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2nd century 8th century Abhidharma Amitabha analysis appears arhat Asoka Bodhi Bodhisattva brahmanical Buddha Buddha's teaching Buddhahood Buddhist schools Buddhist tradition Burma Central Asia centres century BCE Ch'an Chapter China commentary Council culture described Dharma disciples discourses dynasty earliest early Enlightenment forms of Buddhism history of Buddhism influence Kashmir king known later lineage Madhyamaka Madhyamaka School Mahasanghika Mahasanghika School Mahavihara Mahayana sutras Maitreya means meditation monasteries Mongol monks Muslim Nagarjuna nature Nepal nikaya nirvana non-Mahayana schools original Pali Canon Path patronage Perfection of Wisdom period Pratimoksa pronounced Pure Land recited reflected religion religious ritual rules Sahgha Sanskrit Sarvastivadin Sautrantika siddha Siitra Skandhaka South-east Asia spiritual practice Sri Lanka Sthaviravadin surras Sutra Pitaka Sutta svabhava tantras Tantric Tathagatagarbha doctrine teacher texts Theravada Theravadin Theravadin School things Tibet Tibetan tion translation treatises Tripitaka ultimate existence upaya Vajrayana vihara Vinaya Whilst Wisdom sutras Yogacara Yogacarin School