Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders

Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders


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ISBN-13: 9780824836733
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date: 10/31/2012
Series: Dimensions of Asian Spirituality Series , #11
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 745,388
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Notes on References and Romanization of Sanskrit and Pali xix

Introduction xxi

1 The Beginning of Buddhism 1

2 The Triple Gem 19

3 The Basic Teachings of the Buddha 31

4 Karma and Its Results 61

5 The Social Teachings of the Buddha 70

6 The Traditional Theravada World 79

7 The Traditional Theravada Practice 92

8 Theravada in Wider Perspective 138

Appendix 1 A Sample of Basic Theravada Liturgy (Vandana and Puja) 155

Appendix 2 Canonical Texts and Related Readings 159

Glossary of Pali Terms 165

Guide to Further Reading 171

Index 177

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