Early Buddhism and the Bhagavadgītā
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Dec 31, 1997 - Bhagavadgītā - 567 pages
This is a critical and philosophical analysis and assessment of the teachings of Buddha as Found in the Early Stratum of the Pali Canon and those of Lord Krsna as embodied in the Bhagvadgita. It is the first time that the foundational works of the two most important traditions of Indian thought have been brought together for comperative treatment.The Widely prevalent openion among scholars that Hindu thought did not have any significant contact with Pali Buddhism, might perhaps be one of the reasons why no attempt has previously been made to undertake a comparative study of Bhagwadgita and early Buddhism. The author covers the whole field of epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics in detail and depth, and bases his conclusions throughout on the original texts, making careful examinations of, and paing due attention, to the commentatiorialexegeses and scholarly interpretations.
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D The Psychic Body Manomayam Kāyam
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C A Polemic Between Buddhism
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F The Influence of Buddhas Contempora
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C Prakrit Texts and Translations
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Page 444 - saves a fellow creature from drowning does what is morally right, whether his motive be duty or the hope of being paid for his trouble.
Page 191 - means indifference to the result. In regard to every action one must know the result that is expected to follow, the means thereto and the capacity for it. He, who being thus equipped, is without desire for the result and is yet wholly engrossed in the due fulfilment of the task before him, is said to have renounced the fruits of his action..
Page 58 - shall not die, O Evil one, until this pure religion of mine shall have become successful, prosperous, wide-spread and popular in all its full extent— until, in a word, it shall have been well proclaimed among men.
Page 338 - It is this extinction of suffering which is taught by Buddha in the third Noble Truth as follows: "What, monks, is the Noble Truth of the extinction of suffering? It is the complete fading away and extinction of this craving, its forsaking and abandonment,
Page 362 - Those who cause me pain and those who cause me pleasure, towards all of them I behave in the same way; affection or aversion I know not. In joy and sorrow I remain unmoved; in honour and dishonour, everywhere I am the same. This is the perfection of my equanimity.
Page 125 - Either the Gita and Buddhism were alike the outward manifestation of one and the same spiritual upheaval which shook to its centre the current religion, the Gita being the earlier and less thorough-going form of it ; or Buddhism having already begun to tell on Brahmanism, the Gita was
Page 342 - the extinction of fire was not that which occurs to us of utter annihilation but rather the flame returns to the Primitive pure invisible state of fire, in which it existed prior to its manifestation in the form of visible fire.
Page 312 - ground of all things by stripping the self of veil after veil of contingency. At the end of the process they find the universal self which is none of these finite entities, though the ground of them all. Buddha holds the same view, though he does not state it definitely.
Page 532 - force is considered merely foolish and this can win applause and fame only from fools. The truly enlightened one should not care for such fame and try to acquire true virtue and real fame. Thus Buddha observes: "One may conquer a thousand of a thousand men in the battlefield, yet he, indeed is the noblest victor
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