Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Buddhist > History > The History and Literature of Buddhism
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The History and Literature of Buddhism
Pages from the book
The History and Literature of Buddhism
Look Inside the Book
Description

About the Book:

Before T.W. Rhys Davids and some others ventured into interpretations of obscure sources of Buddhist philosophy and history, most of the material was lying scattered. It was strange, and very characteristic of the real meaning of true Buddhism, that there was no life of Gautama the Buddha in the Buddhist scriptures. Known sources of the Buddha's life-story like Malalankara Watthu and the Jataka Book were written much after the days of the Buddha. These were more or less in the same tradition and written in Pali. The Pali poem called Jina Carita was written in Ceylon by Buddhadatta as late as in the thirteenth century of our era. Glorious works in Sanskrit like Buddha Carita and Lalitavistara are almost certainly dated in the present era.

Rhys Davids, who followed the established codes of research in classical history and literature, felt that "Buddhism should not be treated as a religion such as is understood by those who regard religion as consisting of certain beliefs and ideas concerning the soul and its destiny and of the various deities who are supposed to help or hinder human beings in the attainment of the ultimate goal. He regards Buddhism as a different kind of religion divorced from all that is known of religion in the traditional sense of the term."

About the Author:

T.W. Rhys Davids has been a member of Ceylon Civil Service and spent long time in India. He was a famous Pali scholar and well-known to all who are interested in the study of Indian religions. Few writers have contributed so much to our knowledge of Buddhism. He founded Pali Text Society in 1882 and was a constant contributor to its publications. He was made a Professor of Pali and Buddhist literature at the University College, London in 1882 and in 1904 was appointed Professor of Comparative Religion at Manchester. He also acted for some time as Secretary and Librarian, the Royal Asiatic Society.

 

Contents

 

Lecture 1

Religious Theories in India before Buddhism

 

Lecture 2

The Authorities on which Our Knowledge of Buddhism is Based

 

Lecture 3

The Life of the Buddha

 

Lecture 4

The Secret of Buddhism

 

Lecture 5

The Secret of Buddhism (contd.)

 

Lecture 6

Some Notes on the History of Buddhsm

Appendix to Lecture 2

Index

 

Sample Pages









The History and Literature of Buddhism

Item Code:
IDC879
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1999
ISBN:
8121509289
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
127
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 180 gms
Price:
$16.50   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The History and Literature of Buddhism

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 11466 times since 10th Jan, 2016

About the Book:

Before T.W. Rhys Davids and some others ventured into interpretations of obscure sources of Buddhist philosophy and history, most of the material was lying scattered. It was strange, and very characteristic of the real meaning of true Buddhism, that there was no life of Gautama the Buddha in the Buddhist scriptures. Known sources of the Buddha's life-story like Malalankara Watthu and the Jataka Book were written much after the days of the Buddha. These were more or less in the same tradition and written in Pali. The Pali poem called Jina Carita was written in Ceylon by Buddhadatta as late as in the thirteenth century of our era. Glorious works in Sanskrit like Buddha Carita and Lalitavistara are almost certainly dated in the present era.

Rhys Davids, who followed the established codes of research in classical history and literature, felt that "Buddhism should not be treated as a religion such as is understood by those who regard religion as consisting of certain beliefs and ideas concerning the soul and its destiny and of the various deities who are supposed to help or hinder human beings in the attainment of the ultimate goal. He regards Buddhism as a different kind of religion divorced from all that is known of religion in the traditional sense of the term."

About the Author:

T.W. Rhys Davids has been a member of Ceylon Civil Service and spent long time in India. He was a famous Pali scholar and well-known to all who are interested in the study of Indian religions. Few writers have contributed so much to our knowledge of Buddhism. He founded Pali Text Society in 1882 and was a constant contributor to its publications. He was made a Professor of Pali and Buddhist literature at the University College, London in 1882 and in 1904 was appointed Professor of Comparative Religion at Manchester. He also acted for some time as Secretary and Librarian, the Royal Asiatic Society.

 

Contents

 

Lecture 1

Religious Theories in India before Buddhism

 

Lecture 2

The Authorities on which Our Knowledge of Buddhism is Based

 

Lecture 3

The Life of the Buddha

 

Lecture 4

The Secret of Buddhism

 

Lecture 5

The Secret of Buddhism (contd.)

 

Lecture 6

Some Notes on the History of Buddhsm

Appendix to Lecture 2

Index

 

Sample Pages









Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The History and Literature of Buddhism (Buddhist | Books)

Buddhist Literature and Art
by Dr. Mahendra and P. Mittal
HARDCOVER (Edition: 2004)
Originals, Delhi
Item Code: NAS505
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Women in Buddhist Literature
by Kaushalya Gupta
HARDCOVER (Edition: 2019)
Authorspress
Item Code: NAS012
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Folklore in Buddhist and Jaina Literatures
Deal 20% Off
by Sures Chandra Banerji
Hardcover (Edition: 1987)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: NAL235
$25.00$20.00
You save: $5.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Glimpses of Art, Architecture and Buddhist Literature in Ancient India
by K. Krishna Murthy
Hardcover (Edition: 1987)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE050
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Literature
by Sukumari Bhattacharji
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
The Asiatic Society
Item Code: NAC516
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
After Many Autumns (A Collection of Chinese Buddhist Literature)
Item Code: NAJ868
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Life of Women in Buddhist Literature
Deal 30% Off
by Meena Talim
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Buddhist World Press
Item Code: NAL061
$40.00$28.00
You save: $12.00 (30%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhism and Buddhist Literature in Early Indian Epigraphy
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAB772
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Awesome collection! Certainly will recommend this site to friends and relatives. Appreciate quick delivery.
Sunil, UAE
Thank you so much, I'm honoured and grateful to receive such a beautiful piece of art of Lakshmi. Please congratulate the artist for his incredible artwork. Looking forward to receiving her on Haida Gwaii, Canada. I live on an island, surrounded by water, and feel Lakshmi's present all around me.
Kiki, Canada
Nice package, same as in Picture very clean written and understandable, I just want to say Thank you Exotic India Jai Hind.
Jeewan, USA
I received my order today. When I opened the FedEx packet, I did not expect to find such a perfectly wrapped package. The book has arrived in pristine condition and I am very impressed by your excellent customer service. It was my pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to many more transactions with your company. Again, many thanks for your fantastic customer service! Keep up the good work.
Sherry, Canada
I received the package today... Wonderfully wrapped and packaged (beautiful statue)! Please thank all involved for everything they do! I deeply appreciate everyone's efforts!
Frances, USA
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Thank you. You are providing an excellent and unique service.
Thiru, UK
Thank You very much for this wonderful opportunity for helping people to acquire the spiritual treasures of Hinduism at such an affordable price.
Ramakrishna, Australia
I really LOVE you! Wonderful selections, prices and service. Thank you!
Tina, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India