The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert GethinThe Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin

The Foundations of Buddhism

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Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices whichconstitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern) which exist in the world today. 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 interactionbetween the monastic and lay ways of life, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattva, this books provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of life, which will also be of interest to those who are more familiar with the subject.

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Rupert Gethin is co-founder of the Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol and a specialist in Indian Buddhism.
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Title:The Foundations of BuddhismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Buddha: The Story of the Awakened One2. The Word of the Buddha: Buddhist Scriptures and Schools3. Four Truths: The Disease, the Cause, the Cure, the Medicine4. The Buddhist Community: Monks, Nuns, and Lay Followers5. The Buddhist Cosmos: The Thrice Thousandfold World6. No self: Personal Continuity and Dependent Arising7. The Buddhis Path: The Way of Calm and Insight8. The Abhidharma: The Higher Teaching9. The Mahayana: The Great Vehicle10. Evolving Traditions of Buddhism

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`This recent title stands out by its careful scholarship, lucid style, and sensitive appreciation of the subtleties of Buddhist doctrine.. This introductory work brings to its task not only careful scholarship and wide knowledge of Buddhist thought, but also a warm, sympathetic appreciation ofBuddhism evident throughout its pages. 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. Through Gethin's eyes we are given not only aclear and crisp picture of the doctrinal foundations of Buddhism, but also focused insights into the family ties underlying many apparent diversities within the Buddhist tradition.'Bhikkhu Bodhi, Buddhist Publication Society no 45