A Concise History of Buddhism [Andrew Skilton (Sthiramati)] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An ideal introduction to the history of. An introduction to the history of Buddhism which explains the development of the religion’s basic concepts over years, and describes Buddhism’s diverse. An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton – a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism – explains the development of the basic concepts of.

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But the study also covers the context in which Buddhism developed, the external events that had an impact on the religion. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. From the ancient In Buddhism is a widely diverse religion, with many traditions handed down through the centuries. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Books by Andrew Skilton. Deborah Fisher rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Dilan rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

My one complaint is that the text could use a glossary, as it tends to be liberally sprinkled with arcane terms that are only defined on their first appearance.

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Trivia About A Concise History Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. A must aa any aspiring Buddhist. Skilton, to his credit, tries to treat the book as a rigorous explanation of the diverse Buddhist schools of thought and how they came to be formed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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While my mind smeared over the many Sanskrit names of various sutras and authors, I did learn a few things from this quick history of Buddhism. No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Warner rated it really liked it Nov 04, An example of this exclusion might be the meditational practices called the brahma-viharas, which in its Abhidamma and commentarial literature are relegated to an ancillary function only, whereas its own canon records instances which substantially refute this role.

Needless to say, this causes the reader unfamiliar with Sanskrit to be unable to keep track of the diverse schools, or terms which differentiate them. It is wonderful as an introductory History of Buddhism book.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. While it contains a LOT of information it is very well organized. See all 18 reviews. Canonical passages frequently contain editorial additions “demoting” the brahma-viharas but, where parallel texts survive from the Mahasanghika canon, it is interesting to note that the latter did not feel any need to qualify such practices in that way.

One wishes he would have asked himself why Skilton, a longtime Theravadin practitioner himself, would want to write a piece skiltoh “Mahayanist propaganda.

A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton

Though the book may be concise, it is clear that it could have been made even more so. Lists with This Book. A Concise History of Buddhism. An ideal introduction to andew history of Buddhism. The Practice of Engaged Buddhism.

Andrew Skilton recognized the difficulty and set out to write a very readable concise history. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Haikuist rated it really liked it Sep 26, Buy the selected items together This item: In the Buddha’s Words: Brad rated it liked it Jan 19,