Online Pdf Essential Buddhism ↠ Diane Morgan – chiangshistory.org
Very readable with a helpful glossary and bibliography at the end No in text citations or footnotes which makes me a little sad I love footnotes but I think this is intended as a textbook so I can let it passThere #are a lot of names and dates which was a little tedious to read straight through but #a lot of names and dates which was a little tedious to read straight through but I stopped trying to memorize everything it all went a lot faster Very helpful for a textbook not so helpful for casual readingI particularly enjoyed how the author was able to present the different philosophies and "Author Diane Morgan brings her compelling writing style and deep nderstanding " Diane Morgan brings her compelling writing style and deep nderstanding Essential Buddhism A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice This lively book presents a clear thorough and objective introduction to the many facets of Buddhist philosophy and faith including
Basic Beliefs Major Texts Practices And Important beliefs major texts practices and important of each branch. Ractices in way that provided context and comparative information showing how the different paths of Buddhism relate to each other She also found common elements with Christianity schisms divided on principles of faith vs works I also appreciated how frank she was in pointing out "the misogyny in certain texts and practices acknowledging the cultural reasons for it without taking on the mantle " misogyny in certain texts and practices acknowledging the cultural reasons for it without taking on the mantle apologistOne thing that I thought was a bit odd is that the author
used Wade Giles rather than PinYin transliteration when. Of the traditionThe book devotes an entire chapter of remarkable life Wade rather than PinYin transliteration when. Of the traditionThe book devotes an entire chapter of the remarkable life the Buddha from his amazing conception to his future appearance It discusses the sophisticated way in which Buddhism intertwines its complex metaphysics and practical ethics through the Four Noble Truths the Eightfold Noble Path and the doctrine of Dependent Arising and .
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ofBuddhism which made it kind of difficult for me to follow of the terminology but I ve talked with people who much prefer Wade Giles to Pinyin so maybe I ll just chalk that p to personal preference shrugOverall I m happy I read it and would be willing to read "by this author This does seem to be a textbook aimed at North American culturally Christian readers though If you " this author This does seem to be a textbook aimed at North American culturally Christian readers though If you a practicing Buddhist or want to be Walpola Rahula s What the Buddha Taught is a better place to start. Lso devotes detailed attention to such Buddhist basics as the Wheel of Becoming the mysterious world of Tantra and the riddles of Zen Complete with stories koans and biography the book will help readers see how each tradition developed within the larger context of the faith even as they explore Buddhism's remarkable facility for liberating the mind.Buddhism Which Made It Kindwhich made it kind difficult for me to follow