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Greg Schmidt rated it really liked it Apr 13, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. What is made clear here is that, in the most common usage, these terms arise in the Mahayana tradition and a follower of the Hinayana would be more likely to identify as a follower of any number of schools founded before the Perfection of Wisdom sutras an interesting exception is in Nepal, where the two vehicles are considered stages on the path to enlightenment.


Want to Read saving…. Jo Bass rated it really liked it Jan 08, Most encouraging to me was learning that the various different orders of Buddhists split not due to any argument over doctrine, but more over the lifestyle and rules of monks and nuns, which I think wkilton the practical nature of most of the Buddha’s teachings. This is a budehism dense history of Buddhism. Finally, though the interested reader can certainly distil the overall progression of Buddhism from this book, it is clear that a reduction in the discussion of hair-splitting theological terms in favor of discussions of the impact of the evolving societal aspect would have made this book a lot better and much more inviting.

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Teachings, History and Practices Introduction to Religion. My one complaint is that the text could use a glossary, as it tends to be liberally sprinkled with arcane terms that are only defined on their first appearance. Skilton, to his credit, tries to treat the book as a rigorous explanation of the diverse Buddhist schools of thought and how they came to be formed.

Needless to say, t Let me anddrew by saying that this book is definitely not intended for an audience cursorily interested in the history of Buddhism.

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I bought this because I live in a Buddhist country and wanted to understand the foundations of their religion and culture a little more. I could not concies it more highly. Published August 15th by Barnes Noble first published August 1st ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Return to Book Page. Showing of 18 reviews. Andrew Skilton recognized the difficulty and set out to write a very readable concise history. Sini rated it liked it Nov 03, If you andrdw a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Along with a thorough examination of Buddhism’s development in India, the book does a nice job summarizing the characteristics of Buddhism outside of India convise why the religion based in South-East Asia has a different flavor than that of Tibet, China, or Japan.

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