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Substantially enlarged edition of Coomaraswamy's Essays on Hinduism and Buddhism orig. published in 1943. Incorporates author's authentic revisions. States that Hinduism is the oldest of the surviving mystery religions whose formulations are essentially the same as those of Platoism, Christianity, Taoism and other traditional doctrines. States Buddhism is not a 'New' relig ...more
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هذا الكتاب يتناول الهندوسية والبوذية، وهو يبرهن أساسا على أن الذي يتعمق في البحث في هاته الديانات يجدها متقاربة

الجزء الاول عن الهندوسية يبدا بمقدمة تليها الاسطورة المؤسسة فاللاهوت الهندوسي ثم النظام الاجتماعي. الجزء الثاني وهو عن البوذية فيه مقدمة والاسطورة المؤسسة و العقيدة. من الممتع هنا التفصيل الدقيق للاسطورة المؤسسة البوذية التي تشبه كثيرا أسطورة ولادة المسيح وأفلاطون
(العذراء، الولادة قرب الشجرة التي تنحني،الاعتراف من العرافين والخوارق الطبيعية الخ)

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Août 1946 • Ananda K. Coomaraswamy - Hinduism and Buddhism (Philo sophical Library, New York).

Cet ouvrage est divisé en deux parties en quelque sorte parallèles, dont la première se rapporte à l’Hindouisme et la seconde au Bouddhisme, bien que l’auteur estime qu’il eût peut-être mieux valu traiter le tout comme un sujet unique, afin de faire ressortir encore davantage la concordance réelle de l’un et de l’autre. Il fait tout d’abord remarquer très justement qu’on pourrait en quelque façon donne
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Amari
May 01, 2008 Amari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Baf. I am against unnecessary reading in translation. But I had this in French, wanted to read something non-fictional, and so began. Then I realized that I'm not interested in Hinduism. So I skipped to the portion of the book that deals with Buddhism. And I was just a bit bored. There's no reason to be even a bit bored. Ever. So many books call out. And sometimes even people.
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May 08, 2012 Christopher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not for the faint of heart, nor for anyone looking to understand the question "So what is Hinduism or Buddhism, anyway?" Written by a genius who doesn't slow down to wait for you to catch up to him, 75% of the text is footnotes and further references. If you are on your way to post-doctoral studies in Eastern religions, this is the book to begin with.
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This is such an immensely fascinating subject. I thoroughly enjoyed the read, and I even understood almost all of of it despite the confusing amount of new names, words and concepts. Wonderful!
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Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy was a Ceylonese philosopher and metaphysician, as well as a pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art, particularly art history and symbolism, and an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West. In particular, he is described as "the groundbreaking theorist who was largely responsible for introducing ancient Indian art to the West." (Wikipedia)
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