Hinduism and Buddhism, an Historical Sketch, Vol. 1

Hinduism and Buddhism, an Historical Sketch, Vol. 1

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"[...]nations. The teaching of Gotama was essentially practical. This statement may seem paradoxical to the reader who has some acquaintance with the Buddhist scriptures and he will exclaim that of all religious books they are the least practical and least popular: they set up an anti-social ideal and are mainly occupied with psychological theories. But the Buddha addressed a public such as we now find it hard even to imagine. In those days the intellectual classes of India felt the ordinary activities of life to be unsatisfying: they thought it natural to renounce the world and mortify the flesh: divergent systems of ritual, theology and self-denial promised happiness but all agreed in[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.11mm | 680.39g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507674910
  • 9781507674918

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