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By P.V. Bapat

Language: English
Pages: 437 (4 B/W (Illustrations)

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The publication provides a quick account of Buddhism within the final 2500 years. The foreword for the booklet used to be written via Dr. Radhakrishnan, global well known thinker. The e-book includes sixteen chapters and approximately 100 articles written by way of eminent Buddhist students from India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal.

Buddhism is a life-style of purity in pondering talking and performing. This ebook offers an account of Buddhism not just in India but additionally in different nations of the East. precise and insightful glimpse into different colleges and sects of Buddhism discover a position during this booklet. Buddhist principles on schooling and the existing nation of Buddhism as published via their chinese language pilgrims who visited India in the course of that instances are different parts of the publication. Chapters on Buddhist artwork in India and in another country and locations of Buddhist curiosity also are incorporated to provide it a holistic perspective.

The spirit of Buddha comes alive within the ebook and enlightens the readers together with his instructing so crucial now for peace within the strife-torn world.

 

Foreword

Sixth century B.C. was once amazing for the non secular unrest and highbrow ferment in lots of international locations. In china we had Lao Tzu and Confucius in Greece Parmenides and Empedocles in Iran Zarathustra in India Mahavira and the Buddha. In that interval many notable lecturers labored upon their inheritance and built new issues of view.

The Purnima or full-moon day of the month of Vaisakha is hooked up with 3 vital occasions within the lifetime of the Buddha beginning enlightenment and Parinirvana. it's the so much sacred day within the Buddhist calendar. in line with the Theravada Buddhism the Buddha’s parinirvana happened in 544 B.C. although different colleges of

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This irreverent remark filled the Venerable Mahakassapa with alarm for the future safety and purity of the Dhamma preached by the Master. Mahakassapa also had other reasons for anxiety as pointed out in the Mahavamsa1. He received the garment of the Master as a token of authority equal to that of the Master and was determined to fulfil the Master’s command to estab­ lish the holy truth. The remark of Subhadda was a clear indication of the necessity of convening a Council for the fulfilment of this noble objective.

According to Jaina sources, Ajita Kesakambalin is the champion of the Akriyavada which roughly corresponds to the Lokayatika or the Carvaka school. Accordine to this school, there is no sin in killing, and there is nothing wrong in enjoying the plea­ sures of the world. The champion of Ajfianavada may be Sanjaya whom the Buddhists called Viksepavadin, or one who did not adhere to any view categorically. No specific mention of any teacher who believed in the doctrine of Vinayavada is found in Jaina sources, possibly because there were too many to be named.

Pron. S&m&th. ' As he learnt the full meaning of this verse from ASvajit, Sariputra became a disciple of the Buddha, and Maudgalyayana followed his example. The Sangha was enriched by the addition of these intelligent brahmanas, who became the chief disciples of the Master. 2 A year after the Awakening, Suddhodana heard of his son’s glory and invited him to visit Kapilavastu. The Buddha accordingly came to his parental home. Suddho­ dana did homage to his son as he was now a holy man. On the following day, the Buddha made a round of the city for alms.

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