Theravada Buddhism : : The View of the Elders / / Asanga Tilakaratne; ed. by Henry Rosemont.

This book brings to life the age-old religious tradition of Theravada (literally, "view of the elders") Buddhism as it is found in ancient texts and understood and practiced today in South and Southeast Asia. Following a brief introduction to the life of the historical Buddha and the begin...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Asian Studies Backlist (2000-2014) eBook Package
Place / Publishing House:Honolulu : : University of Hawaii Press, , [2012]
Year of Publication:2012
Series:Dimensions of Asian Spirituality ; 11
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Physical Description:1 online resource (224 p.) :; 2 maps
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Editors' Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes on References and Romanization of Sanskrit and Pali
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Beginning of Buddhism
  • 2. The Triple Gem
  • 3. The Basic Teachings of the Buddha
  • 4. Karma and Its Results
  • 5. The Social Teachings of the Buddha
  • 6. The Traditional Theravada World
  • 7. The Traditional Theravada Practice
  • 8. Theravada in Wider Perspective
  • Appendix 1. A Sample of Basic Theravada Liturgy (Vandana and Puja)
  • Appendix 2. Canonical Texts and Related Readings
  • Glossary of Pali Terms
  • Guide to Further Reading
  • Index
  • About the Author