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The foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin

Label
The foundations of Buddhism
Title
The foundations of Buddhism
Statement of responsibility
Rupert Gethin
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 which constitute 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, throughdiscussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monas
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Gethin, Rupert
Dewey number
294.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4012
LC item number
.G47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism
  • RELIGION
  • Buddhism
  • Boeddhisme
Label
The foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Opus"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dharma: texts, practice, and realization
  • The first recitation of scriptures
  • Sūtra and Abhidharma
  • The origin of the ancient Buddhist schools
  • The Mahāyāna sūtras
  • 3.
  • FOUR TRUTHS: THE DISEASE, THE CAUSE, THE CURE, THE MEDICINE
  • The orientation of the Buddha's teaching
  • The disease of suffering
  • The origin of suffering: attachment, aversion, and delusion
  • INTRODUCTION
  • The cessation of suffering: nirvāṇa
  • The way leading to the cessation of suffering
  • 4.
  • THE BUDDHIST COMMUNITY: MONKS, NUNS, AND LAY FOLLOWERS
  • The Buddha's followers and the origin of the Buddhist order
  • Ordination and the Buddhist monastic ideal
  • The underlying concerns of the Vinaya
  • From wandering to settled life
  • The spiritual life
  • The lay community
  • 1.
  • Spiro's schema: apotropaic, kammatic, and nibbanic Buddhism
  • 5.
  • THE BUDDHIST COSMOS: THE THRICE-THOUSANDFOLD WORLD
  • Of space and time: world-systems
  • Cosmology and psychology: macrocosm and microcosm
  • Cosmology, folk religion, and modern science
  • 6.
  • No SELF: PERSONAL CONTINUITY AND DEPENDENT ARISING
  • The Buddhist critique of self as unchanging
  • The problem of personal continuity
  • THE BUDDHA: THE STORY OF THE AWAKENED ONE
  • Ignorance, attachment, and views of the self
  • The elaboration of the teaching of dependent arising
  • Did the Buddha deny the existence of the self?
  • 7.
  • THE BUDDHISM PATH: THE WAY OF CALM AND INSIGHT
  • Introductory remarks
  • The role of faith
  • Good conduct
  • The practice of calm meditation
  • The stages of insight meditation
  • The historical Buddha
  • The relationship of calm and insight
  • 8.
  • THE ABHIDHARMA: THE HIGHER TEACHING
  • Stories, legends, texts, and authors
  • The Abhidharma as a system of Buddhist thought
  • The consciousness process, karma, and rebirth
  • Some Abhidharma problems
  • 9.
  • THE MAHĀYĀNA: THE GREAT VEHICLE
  • The beginnings of the Mahāyāna
  • The legend of the Buddha
  • The vehicle of the bodhisattva
  • Transcendent buddhas
  • Emptiness and the 'perfection of wisdom'
  • Nāgārjuna and the 'middle' (Madhyamaka) school
  • 'Ideas only' (vijñapti-mātra) and the Yogācāra
  • The Tathāgatagarbha
  • 10.
  • EVOLVING TRADITIONS OF BUDDHISM: SOUTH, EAST, NORTH, AND WEST
  • Theravāda Buddhism in Sri Lanka and South-East Asia: Southern Buddhism
  • China, Korea, and Japan: East Asian Buddhism
  • The nature of a buddha
  • Tibet and Mongolia: Northern Buddhism
  • A final note: Buddhism in the West
  • 2.
  • THE WORD OF THE BUDDHA: BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES AND SCHOOLS
Control code
43476260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585111582
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43476260
Label
The foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Opus"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dharma: texts, practice, and realization
  • The first recitation of scriptures
  • Sūtra and Abhidharma
  • The origin of the ancient Buddhist schools
  • The Mahāyāna sūtras
  • 3.
  • FOUR TRUTHS: THE DISEASE, THE CAUSE, THE CURE, THE MEDICINE
  • The orientation of the Buddha's teaching
  • The disease of suffering
  • The origin of suffering: attachment, aversion, and delusion
  • INTRODUCTION
  • The cessation of suffering: nirvāṇa
  • The way leading to the cessation of suffering
  • 4.
  • THE BUDDHIST COMMUNITY: MONKS, NUNS, AND LAY FOLLOWERS
  • The Buddha's followers and the origin of the Buddhist order
  • Ordination and the Buddhist monastic ideal
  • The underlying concerns of the Vinaya
  • From wandering to settled life
  • The spiritual life
  • The lay community
  • 1.
  • Spiro's schema: apotropaic, kammatic, and nibbanic Buddhism
  • 5.
  • THE BUDDHIST COSMOS: THE THRICE-THOUSANDFOLD WORLD
  • Of space and time: world-systems
  • Cosmology and psychology: macrocosm and microcosm
  • Cosmology, folk religion, and modern science
  • 6.
  • No SELF: PERSONAL CONTINUITY AND DEPENDENT ARISING
  • The Buddhist critique of self as unchanging
  • The problem of personal continuity
  • THE BUDDHA: THE STORY OF THE AWAKENED ONE
  • Ignorance, attachment, and views of the self
  • The elaboration of the teaching of dependent arising
  • Did the Buddha deny the existence of the self?
  • 7.
  • THE BUDDHISM PATH: THE WAY OF CALM AND INSIGHT
  • Introductory remarks
  • The role of faith
  • Good conduct
  • The practice of calm meditation
  • The stages of insight meditation
  • The historical Buddha
  • The relationship of calm and insight
  • 8.
  • THE ABHIDHARMA: THE HIGHER TEACHING
  • Stories, legends, texts, and authors
  • The Abhidharma as a system of Buddhist thought
  • The consciousness process, karma, and rebirth
  • Some Abhidharma problems
  • 9.
  • THE MAHĀYĀNA: THE GREAT VEHICLE
  • The beginnings of the Mahāyāna
  • The legend of the Buddha
  • The vehicle of the bodhisattva
  • Transcendent buddhas
  • Emptiness and the 'perfection of wisdom'
  • Nāgārjuna and the 'middle' (Madhyamaka) school
  • 'Ideas only' (vijñapti-mātra) and the Yogācāra
  • The Tathāgatagarbha
  • 10.
  • EVOLVING TRADITIONS OF BUDDHISM: SOUTH, EAST, NORTH, AND WEST
  • Theravāda Buddhism in Sri Lanka and South-East Asia: Southern Buddhism
  • China, Korea, and Japan: East Asian Buddhism
  • The nature of a buddha
  • Tibet and Mongolia: Northern Buddhism
  • A final note: Buddhism in the West
  • 2.
  • THE WORD OF THE BUDDHA: BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES AND SCHOOLS
Control code
43476260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585111582
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43476260

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