Buddhism: Its Essence and Development
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Buddhism: Its Essence and Development

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Buddhism, Eastern Relgious Studies
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1951)
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This book is a concise description of the historical development of Buddhism. The key word "essence" is correct. Dr Conze distills much into this swift, readable account. The form of American Buddhism I study is completely stripped of all supernatural trappings. It is essentially mind training, and as such has much in common with classical Stoic philosophy. Yet I have often wondered what happened to all the gods and hells of ancient Buddhism. Well, here they are. I highly recommend this as an ad...more
Fantástica suma de los orígenes del budismo, sus cambios históricos, escuelas, expresiones en diversos países, budismo teísta y no teísta, etcétera.De lo mejor que he leído sobre el tema.
Ishiro Suzuki
100% consistent with my own experience of Buddhism. Highly recommend. It's an oldie, but a goodie.
Good basic introduction to Buddhism without the mumbo jumbo.
Panorama muy completo al respecto del tema.
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Conze on Buddhism 1 6 Aug 20, 2008 08:53PM  
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