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Joe rated it liked it Jun 21, Different areas need to be kept separate, or integrated with great care, but that is clearly not what happened. So you may be surprised that I heartily recommend this book, anyway, and rate it at five stars.

This is not an easy feat to pull off, buddhismk anyone who has read a good many dharma books can tell you. It’s a little too much to take in.

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Keith Buddhismmo rated it really liked it Buddbismo 10, Published December 21st by Routledge first published December 12th Williams points out that the story of the Buddha’s life demonstrates what is most important in his teachings. But if you are well-grounded in the teachings and have some idea of the “place” of Mahayana, and you want to experience an academic approach to the subject, this book will not disappoint you. Preview — Buddhist Thought by Paul S.

Now that I have read it all, I intend to read it all over again, because the next time I will have the fuller context in my head as I read the opening chapters.


Williams’ discussion of elements in the Buddha’s hagiography and how it exemplifies and illuminates the Teaching is one of the most insightful and satisfying I’ve willisms on this subject.

Il buddhismo mahayana. La sapienza e la compassione

Megan rated it liked it Oct 21, In fact there are several aspects to the book that I found disturbing: Max rated it really liked it Jul 05, A rated it really liked it Aug 29, You can do the math for the rest. Adam rated it really liked it Feb 13, And though this is probably the most comprehensive outline of Buddhist thought I’ve ever read, it was definitely not a knock-my-socks-off kind of book.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Devlin Tay rated it pau, liked it Jul 29, Wikibooks, manuali e libri di testo liberi. I was hoping for something to knock my socks off.

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Williams gets it right I think when he suggests the list may well be “a compilation from originally different sources” Il percorso per raggiungere tale stato si avvia con la scelta di divenire un bodhisattva, adoperandosi per la liberazione di tutti gli esseri senzienti.

I skipped most of these, but when I did dip into them, I wa even more impressed by Williams’s unusual ability to stick to a central idea and successfully separate out the interesting surrounding ideas which need not muddy up the main text. This book is not a quick, casual read, but it is definitely rewarding. In fact, this book may even cure you of your unwholesome desires.


This may seem like nit-picking, but it is in fact an essential issue that spells the difference between insight and its lack. On 60ff he does a wonderful job debunking the notion the Buddha posited a Self outside the five aggregates: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I have a fair education in Buddhist literature under buddhidmo belt. Justin Howell rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Roger rated it really liked it Sep 21, Trivia About Buddhist Thought It took a while because I read all the notes and tried to get a better picture of this religious phenomenon.

The Doctrinal Foundations, often used as a textbook in Buddhist studies. Amy rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Lo stesso Gautama, quando riferisce della sua mahayanna prima di divenire un buddhasi esprime “quando ero ancora un Bodhisattva”. Nov 19, Craig Shoemake rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a frequent mistranslation.

This mental transformation is almost invariably held to depend upon, and to brought about finally by, oneself for there can mahyaana be no transformation of one’s own mind without on some level one’s own active involvement or participation.

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The book is great for philosophically or spiritually inspired individual.