An Illustrated Outline Of Buddhism: The Essentials Of Buddhist Spirituality by William StoddartAn Illustrated Outline Of Buddhism: The Essentials Of Buddhist Spirituality by William Stoddart

An Illustrated Outline Of Buddhism: The Essentials Of Buddhist Spirituality

byWilliam StoddartForeword byJoseph A. Fitzgerald

Paperback | August 7, 2013

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An Illustrated Outline of Buddhism is an ideal introduction to the vast and complex field of Buddhism, a world religion with more than a billion followers. In its short format and accessible style, it presents the essential features of the Buddhist religion with a clear yet concise style that is suitable for both the general reader and student of Buddhism. This fully color edition contains 40 color illustrations, including a stunning array of outstanding examples of Buddhist art, architecture, statuary, and calligraphy. Numerous maps, diagrams, and charts are included to illustrate important aspects of Buddhist beliefs and to summarize the different cultural forms and developmental phases of Buddhism. A select bibliography for further reading and a detailed index will also aid the reader.
William Stoddart was born in Carstairs, Scotland in 1925, lived most of his life in London, England, and now lives in Windsor, Ontario. For many years Stoddart was assistant editor of the British journal Studies in Comparative Religion. Stoddart's works include Outline of Hinduism, Outline of Sufism: The Essentials of Islamic Spiritual...
Title:An Illustrated Outline Of Buddhism: The Essentials Of Buddhist SpiritualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.03 × 5.99 × 0.41 inPublished:August 7, 2013Publisher:World WisdomLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936597268

ISBN - 13:9781936597260

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Buddhism is a religion indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning "the awakened one". The Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering (dukkha) through the elimination of ignorance (avidya) by way of understanding and the seeing of dependent origination (pratityasamutpada) and the elimination of craving (ta ha), and thus the attainment of the cessation of all suffering, known as the sublime state of nirvana. "An Illustrated Outline of Buddhism: The Essentials of Buddhist Spirituality" by William Stoddart is an informed and informative history and introduction to a world religion with more than a billion followers and divided into numerous sects. Beautifully illustrated with eighty full color photographs, and enhanced with a number of maps, diagrams and charts, this compendium of expert commentary on Buddhism's essential features is an ideal introduction and is highly recommended for personal, academic, and community library Buddhist Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.