By Vishwanath Prasad Varma

ISBN-10: 8121503264

ISBN-13: 9788121503266

Buddhism is a topic of soaking up curiosity to pupil of comparative religions, ethics, heritage and social philosophy. Its historic foundations were mentioned through Senart, Oldenberg and C.A.F. Rhys Davids. during this e-book there was offered not just an goal and scholarly exposition of the lessons and philosophy of early Buddhism however the Vedic roots of its suggestions were proven. The tools of sociology of faith have additionally been undefined. The part entitled Buddhism and the Social Sciences constitutes an unique contribution to wisdom from the pen of an immanent instructor of political philosophy.

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XIV. No. 7, 1918, pp. 399-406. The Life, Personality and Prophecy of Buddha 21 rary ritualistic cult, he is never a negative dialectician con ten1po . rk the Greek sophtsts Gorgtas and Thrasymachus. In the 1 eds of Plato, the sophists were not dialecticians because they .. wor not use the art o f contradtctton . or e I"tcttmg trut h . They 1 we re , on the other hand, followers of . the 'eristic' method ·because they used the art of contradtctton for the sake of contradiction. Buddha had a far deeper and more moral approach to life and its problems than the Greek sophists Protagoras and Alcidimas.

According to the Buddhist records, his physical person 1 Fire-worship is referred to in the agni-vidyd of the· Kathopani1ad. Fire-worship was also practised by the Zoroastrian priests. 2 K. P. ), p, 42, considers the birth of the Buddhistic movement as the birth of organized monasticism in the world. F. Rhys Davids thinks, on the other hand, that originally the Sakya movement was a Jay movement and monasticism is a later development. F'. , 1931). 14 Early Buddhism and its Origins was robust. He had the thirty-two marks of the 'great man' on his person.

He were to invite the king to rebuild that city, and that citY were to become flourishing and populous and wealthy once more. Even so brethren, have I seen an ancient path, tn ancient road trodden by Buddhas of a bygone age ... which being hollowed I understand life, and ~ts coming to be and its passing away .. " Early Buddhism and its Origins- 22 him. We find that along with a keen interest in psychology and ethics, Buddha prescribed rules with minute and meticulous. derails about the conduct of bhikkhus and bhikkuQis.

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