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Epochs in Buddhist History

 
K.J. Saunders (Author)
Synopsis

The lotus of Buddhist has grown apace; its seeds have germinated and borne rich fruit. But some have been pollinated from the plants of another species, producing hybrids. As the streams of Buddhism have flowed in an ever widening bed out over the eastern world, tributaries poured into it from every side, swelling, colouring and sometimes defining it.

This book is an attempt to describe remarkable process. In doing so the author refrains from criticizing or discriminating between true and false, or original and attributed. He has performed the talk of a sympathetic chronicler.

The work is also an sincere effort to help lead Christian and Buddhist scholars towards a frank and friendly discussion, since the tributaries of both religious are many and diverse, and the streams are complex. There are several Christian elements, not much appreciated by the Christan Church but which are very breath of life to devout Buddhists- the doctrine of the unity of all life and the practice of communion with it. In view such a handshaking potential, the author intends this book to be some measure a bridge between them.

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Bibliographic information

Title Epochs in Buddhist History
Author K.J. Saunders
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1998
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176240427
length 262p., Illustrations 12; 5.5"X 8.3"