Buddha For Beginners by Stephen AsmaBuddha For Beginners by Stephen Asma

Buddha For Beginners

byStephen AsmaIllustratorStephen Asma

Paperback | May 21, 2015

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Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person - a radical - who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha For Beginnersintroduces the reader to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life, and to the fascinating philosophical debates that engaged him and formed the core of Buddhism.

Buddha For Beginners compares Buddha's philosophy with those of his contemporaries, the later Buddhist schools, and Western Philosophy. The book includes a survey, distinguishing the philosophical differences of later schools like Theravada, Madhyamaika, Tantric, Zen, and others. Buddha For Beginners is not a book you read, it is a book you experience. It makes you stop and close your eyes. Through some magical combination of words, drawings, and intuitive wisdom, itrs conveys not only the facts of Buddhism, but the peace, the silence ... the feel of it.

It is historically accurate, spiritually challenging, and the white spaces mean as much as the words.
Stephen T. Asma, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago, where he currently holds the titles of Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the LAS Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture. He frequently writes on topics that bridge the humanities and scienc...
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Title:Buddha For BeginnersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.66 × 6.34 × 0.47 inPublished:May 21, 2015Publisher:For Beginners BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939994330

ISBN - 13:9781939994332

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