Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Damien Keown, author Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith’s. Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently About the Series:Oxford’s Very Short Introductions series offers. Buddhism has ratings and reviews. Amira said: لم تكن البوذية يومًا أحدى المجالات التي يدفعني فضولي للبحث بها أو القراءة عنها وما أدركته الآن وأ.

Author: Mautaxe JoJor
Country: Sudan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Video
Published (Last): 12 January 2012
Pages: 498
PDF File Size: 13.54 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.70 Mb
ISBN: 952-9-63467-909-8
Downloads: 8055
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Golrajas

A Restatement of Religion. As he sheds light into how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, Keown also highlights how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from huddhism Buddhist perspective.

See if you have enough points for this item. Earth Sciences and Geography. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.

A Very Short Introduction J. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Is art important in religion, and if so, why? I’ve been fascinated with Buddhism for years and for years jokingly called myself a Zen Mormon. The limits were Keown necessarily needed to leave unexplored a lot of Buddhist teachings think bullet points of the main concepts.

If “yes,” xhort evidence is there for it? It focuses on Buddhism’s history more than providing much examination of Buddhist principles and beliefs. Judas must be the supreme example of someone being in the wrong place at the wrong time.


May 09, Sarah Booth rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. You submitted the following rating and review.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction – Very Short Introductions

Finally, Keown ends the book discussing Buddhism in the West and the possibilities of development and enlightenment as Buddhism grows in a new field. Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently asked questions kfown Buddhism. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked koewn and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Baqer Al-Meshqab rated it liked it Shelves: The Spread of Buddhism. I particularly like the treatment of ethics and Buddhism moral principles throughout the book, in addition to a focus on mind discipline and understanding.

I now know as much as I want to about the subject and where to go if I want more. However reading this book I was pleased to find out that I had been doing Insight meditation – clearly though more practice is required since I hadn’t realised, and I enjoyed the diagram showing that the ability budfhism fly, to be clairvoyant, or to recall past lives, were not the end results of meditation but skills that you might pick up on your way before getting on to the really difficult things such as appreciation of pure form or pure formlessness.


Oxford University Press is a department of the University damlen Oxford.

Table of contents List of illustrations ; Vey of maps ; Acknowledgements ; Note on citations and pronunciation ; 1. Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. Legal System and Practice. How has Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, and how can contemporary dilemmas be faced from a Buddhist perspective?

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction – Damien Keown – Google Books

Buddhism and Human Rights. All these high-minded thinkers depend on a substratum of ignorant toilers to support them, and it quickly comes to look ahort like a search for meaning and truth and more like an extreme case of self-indulgence brought on by too much time on your hands.

The development of one major branch of Buddhism, Mahayana. Visions of Mahayana Buddhism.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

To ask other readers questions about Buddhismplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. So, this is informative, damin it does not teach or inspire, A Very Short Introduction A. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, this VSI considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.