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Buddhism : A Concise Introduction
Author Philip, Novak ; Smith, Huston
Date2004.12
PublisherHarperSanFrancisco
LocationSan Francisco, CA, US [舊金山, 加利福尼亞州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
Keyword佛教教義=Buddhist Doctrines=Buddhist Teachings;
AbstractGoing well beyond the masterful presentationof Buddhism in the bestselling The World's Religions, Huston Smith and his premier student Philip Novak offer an expert, contemporary, yet highly readable and incisive guide to the heart of this vibrantly diverse and rapidly growing tradition, one that has an increasing presence and importance on the American scene. Smith is universally regarded as the leading authority on the world's religious traditions, and Novak is an award-winning professor of world religions and a Buddhist practitioner immersed in the contemporary worlds of American and Asian Buddhism.
Smith and Novak respectfully cover the essential teachings, practices, and historical development of Buddhism in all its rich variety. Beginning with the life and legend of the Buddha, Buddhism explores core Buddhist doctrines such as the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, nirvana, and emptiness. The authors go on to discuss the split between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, the continued divisions of Mahayana into Pure Land, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism, and the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. The second half of the book follows the global migration of Buddhism and its continuing diversification and development in the West, especially in America. This compelling work by two great scholars -- a legendary teacher and his long-time student and colleague -- is the most insightful, up-to-date, and accessible introduction to this great and immensely appealing religious tradition available today.

Table of contents
Part1:The Wheel Of The Dharma
1.The Man Who Woke Up
2.The Silent Sage
3.The Rebel Saint
4.The Four Noble Truths
5.The Eightfold Path
6.Other Core Buddhist Concepts
7.Theravada and Mahavana
8.Vipassana
9.Zen Buddhism
10.Tibetan Buddhism
11.The Image of the Crossing
12.The Confluence of Buddhism and Hinduism in India
Part2:The Wheel Rolls West
13.The New Migration
14.America the Buddha Full
15.Adaptations
16.America Starts Meditating 1
17.America Starts Meditating 2
18.America Starts Meditating 3
ISBN0060730676
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Created date2005.01.28



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