Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Damien Keown

This Very brief advent bargains readers an outstanding review of the lessons of the Buddha, in addition to a succinct consultant to the mixing of Buddhism into way of life. What are the special positive aspects of Buddhism? Who was once the Buddha, and what are his teachings? phrases comparable to "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, yet what do they suggest? Damien Keown presents a full of life, informative reaction to those commonly asked questions on Buddhism. As he sheds mild into how Buddhist suggestion built over the centuries, Keown additionally highlights how modern dilemmas may be confronted from a Buddhist point of view.

In the second one version Keown offers new views on Buddhist suggestion, together with updated fabric concerning the evolution of Buddhism all through Asia, the cloth tradition of Buddhism and its value, new teachings at the ethics of struggle and peace, and alterations to ethnicity, category, and gender.

About the Series:

Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence bargains concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary conception to background, and Archaeology to the Bible. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity during this sequence presents trenchant and provocative--yet continually balanced and complete--discussions of the important concerns in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief creation supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has constructed and the way it has encouraged society. ultimately, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, providing all scholars an obtainable and plentiful reference library. regardless of the sector of research that one deems very important or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the final reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and reasonable consultant that may most likely turn out indispensable.

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