Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Damien Keown

This Very brief creation bargains readers a good evaluation of the lessons of the Buddha, in addition to a succinct consultant to the mixing of Buddhism into everyday life. What are the designated positive aspects of Buddhism? Who used to be the Buddha, and what are his teachings? phrases corresponding 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 about Buddhism. As he sheds gentle into how Buddhist concept constructed over the centuries, Keown additionally highlights how modern dilemmas might be confronted from a Buddhist point of view.

In the second one variation Keown presents new views on Buddhist notion, together with updated fabric in regards to the evolution of Buddhism all through Asia, the fabric tradition of Buddhism and its significance, new teachings at the ethics of conflict and peace, and alterations to ethnicity, type, 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 concept to background, and Archaeology to the Bible. now not easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity during this sequence presents trenchant and provocative--yet constantly balanced and complete--discussions of the primary matters in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief creation provides 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, supplying all scholars an available and plentiful reference library. regardless of the sector of research that one deems vital or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and reasonable consultant that would most probably turn out indispensable.

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