By P.V. Bapat

Language: English
Pages: 437 (4 B/W (Illustrations)

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The ebook offers a quick account of Buddhism within the final 2500 years. The foreword for the publication was once written by way of Dr. Radhakrishnan, global popular thinker. The ebook includes sixteen chapters and approximately 100 articles written by means of eminent Buddhist students from India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal.

Buddhism is a life-style of purity in pondering talking and appearing. This e-book provides an account of Buddhism not just in India but in addition in different international locations of the East. certain and insightful glimpse into different faculties and sects of Buddhism discover a position during this e-book. Buddhist rules on schooling and the existing nation of Buddhism as published through their chinese language pilgrims who visited India in the course of that occasions are different parts of the e-book. Chapters on Buddhist artwork in India and in another country and areas of Buddhist curiosity also are incorporated to provide it a holistic perspective.

The spirit of Buddha comes alive within the booklet and enlightens the readers along with his educating so crucial now for peace within the strife-torn world.



Sixth century B.C. was once notable for the religious unrest and highbrow ferment in lots of nations. In china we had Lao Tzu and Confucius in Greece Parmenides and Empedocles in Iran Zarathustra in India Mahavira and the Buddha. In that interval many notable academics labored upon their inheritance and constructed new issues of view.

The Purnima or full-moon day of the month of Vaisakha is attached with 3 vital occasions within the lifetime of the Buddha start enlightenment and Parinirvana. it's the so much sacred day within the Buddhist calendar. in line with the Theravada Buddhism the Buddha’s parinirvana happened in 544 B.C. notwithstanding the various faculties of

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Met a number of these teachers and asked them each separately to state in clear and unambiguous terms the result of their ascetic prac­ tices. All of them were well known in the country as found­ ers of religious schools with a large following. Their names and the special doctrines they held are briefly stated in the text. It is possible, however, that the information supplied is prejudiced as it emanates from their opponents; in fact, the misstatements they make are partly due to design and partly to ignorance.

Parivrajaka lite­ rally means one who goes round and has no permanent domi­ cile. From a study of the rules of discipline, it appears that these ascetics did not generally stay long at one place, except perhaps during the rains; they were expected to wander from place to place, and to have no fixed residence. Some of them carried a bamboo staff, called maskara. These two features were probably common to many sects, but they must have been a special characteristic of a particular group of ascetics.

Pron. S&m&th. ' As he learnt the full meaning of this verse from ASvajit, Sariputra became a disciple of the Buddha, and Maudgalyayana followed his example. The Sangha was enriched by the addition of these intelligent brahmanas, who became the chief disciples of the Master. 2 A year after the Awakening, Suddhodana heard of his son’s glory and invited him to visit Kapilavastu. The Buddha accordingly came to his parental home. Suddho­ dana did homage to his son as he was now a holy man. On the following day, the Buddha made a round of the city for alms.

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