Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person―a radical―who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha For Beginners introduces the reader to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life, and to the fascinating philosophical debates that engaged him and formed the core of Buddhism.
Buddha For Beginners compares Buddha’s philosophy with those of his contemporaries, the later Buddhist schools, and Western Philosophy. The book includes a survey, distinguishing the philosophical differences among later schools of Buddhism, such as Theravada, Madhyamaika, Tantric, Zen, and others.
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Buddha For Beginners
- Series: For Beginners Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: For Beginners (May 19, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1939994330 ISBN-13: 978-1939994332 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches