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- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.95
The historical importance of Zen can hardly be exaggerated. After its introduction into China in the sixth century, A.D., it grew ascendant through the Sui (598-617) and the Tang dynasty (618-906), and enjoyed greater popularity than any other sect of Buddhism during the whole period of the Sung (976-1126) and the Southern Sung dynasty (1127-1367).... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 17.59
Your hands-on guide to this widely practiced and ancient religion Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, is a fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidly spreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to be a Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behind this religion? Buddhism For... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 18.95
Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is... more...
- Middleway Press 2012; US$ 11.99
Beginning with the events immediately following the dark days after the death of Shakyamuni and continuing over a period of 1,000 years, this dynamic tome covers a vast and complex series of events and developments in the history of Buddhism. Through a thorough examination of its early development in India, a new light is cast on little-known aspects... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1998; US$ 14.99
In his first book Free to Be Human , David Edwards showed how the mass media, controlled by powerful business interests, distorts our understanding of many personal, ethical, and spiritual issues, ensuring that we remain passive, conformist and uninformed, and willing to accept the irrational values of corporate consumerism. In The Compassionate... more...
- Pariyatti Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99
A warm and stimulating book, this text describes the India into which the Buddha was born, recounts what is known of his life and the development of his teachings, and then follows the course of Buddhism through succeeding centuries in India and Sri Lanka. Far from being a recluse concerned only with an inner mystical experience, the Buddha always... more...
Verlorene Ganthipadas zum buddhistischen Ordensrecht Untersuchungen zu den in der Vajirabuddhitika zitierten Kommentaren Dhammasiris und VajirabuddhisHarrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 283.87
Der in Pali verfasste buddhistische Kanon der Theravada-Schule ist durchgängig durch Pali-Kommentare (Atthakatha, 5./ 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erläutert, die ihrerseits durch Subkommentare (Tika, ca. 11./ 13. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erklärt werden. Eine Kommentarklasse zwischen diesen beiden bilden die Ganthipadas (ca. 5./ 6.-12./ 13. Jahrhundert n.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95
This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 14.34
Obwohl bereits in der Antike erste Informationen über den Buddhismus in die westliche Welt vordrangen, begann eine ernsthafte philosophische Auseinandersetzung mit diesem im Westen erst in der Neuzeit. Das vom Indologen Hermann Oldenberg im Jahre 1881 herausgegebene Buch "Buddha. Sein Leben, Seine Lehre, Seine Gemeinde" war es gewesen, das die moderne... more...