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Manual of Indian Buddhism

 
H. Kern (Author)
Synopsis

BUDDHISM is a religion of universal peace and concord. The present book fulfils its aim by placing emphasis on the facts in relation to this aspect of the creed

The book is divided into five sections, Section I is Introductory. It recounts, in particular, the sacred books of the Buddhist, literature subsidiary to the canon, the period of Origin of Buddhism and Indian thoughts and ideals contemporaneous with it. Section II deals with the life of Buddha from conception, birth and childhood to Parinirvana, cremation and partition of the relics. Section III includes the law of the Buddha - fundamental principles, the elements of existence, the road to Deliverance, spiritual exercises, description of Arhats, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and their peculiar traits. Section IV describes the Order of Samgha, their disciplinary and ascetic rules, Ordination, modes of worship, etc. Section V contains outlines of ecclesiastical history, the three Councils, rise of the Faith during the reign of Asoka, Kaniska, growth of the four philosophical schools and finally their decline in India.

The study is based on the original sources including Nepalese, Chinese and Simhalese and is documented with a list of abbreviated titles and Index.

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Bibliographic information

Title Manual of Indian Buddhism
Author H. Kern
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1988
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120804570
length 145p., 10" X 6.5"