R.M.L. Gethin, “He Who Sees Dhamma Sees Dhammas: Dhamma In Early Buddhism,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 32 (), ONE. INDIAN. GIRL. Chetan Bhagat is the author of six bestselling TIME magazine named him as one of the most influ. The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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A lot of good info on the historical Buddha Siddhartha Gautama and his personality.

Rupert Gethin

That is why it is difficult and very demanding. Reviews “This is the best introduction to Indian Buddhism that I have seen. Refresh and try again.

Oct 29, Shane Kramer rated it it was amazing. Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2, years, and which is now followed by around million people.

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Lewis Request examination copy. As an introduction it’s certainly okay. The Disease, the Cause, the Cure, the Medicine 4. A very good, though very getgin, overview of early Indian Buddhism and some of its developments. However, for practical purposes, I cannot recommend it.

The Foundations of Buddhism

Oct 12, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 17, Adrian Harlan rated it liked it. Oct 18, Michael Chin rated it really liked it. This book may be slightly boring for those with a firm grounding and broad knowledge base, but I gethun myself picking up nuances and details that had not been covered by the other books I read on the topic.


Combining as it does biddhism and exact scholarship, elegance and erudition, this new OPUS series volume provides the novice with a solid foundation for his studies, and his elders food for reflection. Gethin also spends a good deal of the book addressing the various paths that Buddhist thought and tradition have taken over about years.

And this is just a truncated list of those teachers whom I’ve encountered. The Story of the Awakened One 2.

It would be extremely useful as a back-up reference for someone reading the Pali Canon or the early Mahayana sutras for the first time. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monastic and lay ways of life, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattvathis book provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism buddism a religion and way of life.

We want the world to be other than it is. No doubt, it is this sympathy that enables Gethin to penetrate beneath the surface crust of formal doctrine and discern deep connections between srains of Buddhist thought that might initially appear incongruous.


The same is true of Buddhism. Buddhist’s monks, nuns and monasteries are covered, along with with the different countries and schools of Buddhism. A Documentary History Thomas A. Despite being from an academic perspective, it’s a pleasant read, well-written in ordinary language, not the often high falutin talk we often find in books written by university professors.

In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern which exist in the world today.

The Word of the Buddha: Buddhist Scriptures and Schools 3. My lack of enjoyment while reading this book stems from two sources: The Word of the Buddha: Review quote This recent title stands out by its careful scholarship, lucid style, and sensitive appreciation of the subtleties of Buddhist doctrine. Buddhist Scriptures and Schools ; 3.

It explains all of the fundamentals of Theravada Buddhism and briefly touches on Mahayana.