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story of Buddhism

Lopez, Donald S.

story of Buddhism

a concise guide to its history and teachings

by Lopez, Donald S.

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Published by HarperSanFrancisco in [San Francisco] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism

  • About the Edition

    Buddhist scholar Donald S. Lopez Jr. offers an account that demystifies Buddhism and explains its practices, teachings, and schools. The story of Buddhism focuses on actual lived practice and shows why Buddhism has been so appealing and helpful through many centuries and many cultures, including our own. Lopez begins with the creation and structure of the Buddhist universe and then tells the story of the life of the Buddha, weaving a tapestry of history, legend, and doctrine (a traditional approach in Buddhist literature). He explores important concepts such as dharma -- including devotional practices and techniques of meditation -- and sangha -- the communities of monks, nuns, and laypeople who follow the teachings of the Buddha. Finally, the author probes the meaning of enlightenment as a path to the realization of one"s true nature and freedom from suffering. Includes a glossary, detailed index, and comprehensive bibliography.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-270) and index.

    StatementDonald S. Lopez, Jr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ4012 .L65 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 275 p. ;
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15985875M
    ISBN 100060099275
    ISBN 109780060099275
    OCLC/WorldCa50593263

      Published on Feb 2, Lord Buddha Short Stories For Kids in English - Inspiring Stories From The Life of Buddha The Buddha, the founder of the great religious philosophy of . Buddhism, religion and philosophy that developed from the doctrines of the Buddha, a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE. Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and, beginning in the 20th century, it spread to the West.

    “The Buddha’s story is compelling and Chopra captures the essence of the spiritual seeker.” (Booklist)“A page turning masterpiece. This book is destined to become a classic.” (Wayne Dyer, author of The Power of Intention)/5(). When we hosted a discussion titled “What Led You to Buddhism?” in , we asked participants to share the stories of how they came to learn more about Buddhism. While reading through the discussion from people of many different backgrounds and traditions, one common theme became immediately apparent: Buddhist books.

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