A Concise History of Buddhism [Andrew Skilton (Sthiramati)] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An ideal introduction to the history of. An introduction to the history of Buddhism which explains the development of the religion’s basic concepts over years, and describes Buddhism’s diverse. An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton – a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism – explains the development of the basic concepts of.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Let me start by saying that this book is definitely not intended for an audience cursorily interested in the history of Buddhism.

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The Author writes in a way that assumes the reader already knows terminology and things about Buddhism. It has a couple inaccuracy due to changing and contested archaeological evidence. Though the book may be concise, it is clear that it could have been made even more so.

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This is a very dense history of Anrrew. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. From the ancient In Buddhism is a widely diverse religion, with many traditions akilton down through the centuries. Buy the selected items together This item: Haikuist rated it really liked it Sep 26, On the other hand, a lot of what I had assumed was directly from the Buddha’s mouth were actua While my mind smeared over the many Sanskrit names of various sutras and authors, I did learn a few things from this quick history of Buddhism.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Leandro MP rated it it was ok Mar 09, A must for any aspiring Buddhist. Mar 06, Sara Gray rated it liked it. Ymfoo1 rated it really liked it Apr 03, Windhorse Publications; 2 edition August 1, Language: 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 proves the practical nature of most of the Buddha’s teachings.


He succeeded admirably in putting the doctrinal historical development within its geo-political context. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A Contemporary Guide to Awakening. I am having trouble getting through this book. There is a lot of terminology in Sanskrit, Pali, etc. Read more Read less. Essential Readings from East and West. Needless to say, t Let me start by saying that this book is definitely not intended for an audience cursorily interested in the history of Buddhism. 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.

Using the most recent scholarship available, it reflects on the Buddha and his teachings, the paths to awakening, the development in the Sangha, the Tripitaka and the Abhidharma, the end of Buddhism in India, and the practice of Buddhism all throughout Asia.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. An example of this exclusion might be the meditational practices called the brahma-viharas, which in its Abhidamma and commentarial literature are relegated to an ancillary function only, whereas its own canon records instances which substantially refute this role. 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 and why the religion based in South-East Asia has a different flavor than that of Tibet, China, or Japan.