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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  
Eberhart Julius Dietrich Conze, who published as Edward Conze, studied Indian and comparative philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Hamburg. He later lectured in psychology, philosophy, and comparative religion at Oxford, held a number of academic appointments, and served as Vice-President of the Buddhist Society.
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Buddhist Wisdom: The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines and Its Verse Summary (Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica) Buddhism: A Short History The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom: With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara Buddhist Texts through the Ages

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