Cover image for Basic Buddhist concepts
Title:
Basic Buddhist concepts
Author:
Mizuno, Kōgen, 1901-2006.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Bukkyō to wa nani ka. English
Edition:
First English edition.
Publication Information:
Tokyo : Kosei Pub. Co., 1987.
Physical Description:
175 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Translation of: Bukkyō to wa nani ka.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9784333012039
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
BQ4136 .M613 1987 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

One of the world's oldest and greatest religions, Buddhish--like its companions, Christianity and Islam--has experienced schism and division which scatter its teachings among separate sects, nations and sets of ritual practice. Nonetheless, it is possible to identify common teachings which form the essence of Buddhist belief. This book provides lucid explanations of such fundamental concepts as the Three Treasures, the seals of the law, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the law of causation, and the threefold learning--teachings that all Buddhists honor, which bare the heart of this complicated and magnificently profound religion.


Author Notes

Kogen Mizuno, Litt.D., a specialist in Indian philosophy and a renowned scholar of Buddhism, served till recently as president of Komazawa University, where he also taught Buddhology. An authority on Pali texts, he has published many, works on Buddhist subjects. His books in English include The Beginnings of Buddhism and Buddhist Sutras: Origin, Development, Transmission.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

This overview of Buddhism is similar to the Walpola Rahula title (below), but Misuno, a Buddhist scholar, gets a little more in-depth. For larger public and academic libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.