Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

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Routledge, Apr 14, 2006 - Religion - 256 pages
The Buddha preached in north-east India in about the fifth-century BC. He claimed that human beings are responsible for their own salvation, and put foward a new ideal of the holy life, establishing a monastic Order to enable men and women to pursue that.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Gotama Buddhas problem situation
24
3 The Buddhas Dhamma
45
4 The Sanghas discipline
65
5 The accommodation between Buddhism and society in ancient India
87
6 The Buddhist tradition in Sri Lanka
101
7 Protestant Buddhism
127
8 Current trends new problems
146
Works cited
155
Abbreviations and primary sources
159
References
161
Index
174
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