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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Less sometimes is more. You might say “well, nirvana means you cease to exist,” but that doesn’t seem quite right, in no small part because it’s not clear what “you” “cease” and “to exist” mean.

Feb 28, Taka rated it liked it Shelves: Those writings provided Buddha and his early followers a common language and understanding.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Two Irelands, David Fitzpatrick. Gethin’s work serves as an adept guide into this new getihn.

The Buddhist path getin a decision for life as one will need to get rid of the things that bring us unhappiness and pain: Other books in this series. Return to Book Page. Not self the discussion on mahayana buddhism was somewhat difficult to buddhiwm. 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. Budhdism book may be slightly boring for those with a firm grounding and broad knowledge base, but I found myself picking up nuances and details that had not been covered by the other books I read on the topic.

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Christianity in the West, John Bossy. There is no God for judging us, punish us or imposing His Commandments of belief and humiliation. It is complete and informative and gives a fine idea of this religion that reunites so many followers in Asia and, increasingly, around the world. The Word of the Buddha: Try as we might to find something in the world that is permanent and stable, which we can hold on to and thereby find lasting happiness, we buddhiism always fail.

Reviews “This is the best introduction to Indian Buddhism that I have seen. Gethin serves an important purpose in his academic treatment of the tradition: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin

It makes extensive use of the most current scholarship. Aug 13, Paula rated it really liked it. Table of Contents Introduction 1. Closes with a chapter on the evolving Buddhism that is ongoing in the east and the west.

Skip to main content. Book ratings by Goodreads. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the Interesting elaborations as well, although sometimes a bit academic and too much too soon, so I wouldn’t recommend it gethhin an introduction if you’re reading on your own.

Try as we mig Since buddhis pleasant experience, whatever its basis, is ultimately unreliable and subject to loss, if we rest our hopes of final happiness in it we are bound to be disappointed. Feb gethun, Phil rated it liked it Shelves: The Foundations of Buddhism. The same is true of Buddhism.


Though it won’t make you a Buddhist you’ll need a mediation teacher for thatit will familiarize yourself with one of the greatest, most powerful spiritual traditions on the planet.

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Jun 04, Mattias Pavlina rated it it was amazing. Oct 29, Shane Kramer rated it it was amazing. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.

It is a path, a journey to the deep of ourself, with no excuses or temptations. It also gave me a lot of information on Buddhist cosmology and dogma that I wasn’t particularly interested in.

In part by focusing mostly hethin the features of Buddhism that, in his argument at least, all the schools share; and in part by being exceptionally smart and good at writing.