Buddhism in the Modern World

Buddhism in the Modern World

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"[...]appeal may be mentioned. In the first place Buddhism is a great social force, providing many festivals and giving much colour to everyday life. In theory it may be sad; in practice it is very cheerful. Even in Christian lands some women go to church to see the latest fashions; can we wonder that Burmese Buddhist women delight to gather on the platform of the beautiful pagoda for friendly intercourse and gossip? Again, they think of the order of monks as giving them the best chance to gain "merit." They recall that the Master taught that generous offerings to them are potent in bringing all kinds of benefits in this world, and even in helping the dead in the dim life of the underworld. The monks confer a favour by accepting alms; it is the donor who says "Thank you." Another great source of enjoyment and instruction is the well-known Buddhist stories, told over and over again, often miraculous, always with a[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.05mm | 127.01g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150754829X
  • 9781507548295