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Basic Buddhist concepts / Kogen Mizuno ; translated by Charles S. Terry and Richard L. Gage.

By: Mizuno, Kōgen, 1901-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tokyo : Kosei Pub. Co., 1987Edition: 1st English ed.Description: 175 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 4333012031; 9784333012039.Uniform titles: Bukkyō to wa nani ka. English Subject(s): Buddhism -- DoctrinesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Basic Buddhist concepts.DDC classification: 294.3/42
Contents:
The historical context. Primitive Buddhism -- Sectarian Buddhism -- Early Mahayana Buddhism -- Middle-period Mahayana Buddhism -- Late Mahayana Buddhism.
The fundamentals of Shakyamuni's philosophy. The three treasures -- Buddhism as philosophy -- The seals of the law -- Views of humankind and fate -- Causation.
The twelve-linked chain of dependent origination. An overview -- The first three links -- The remaining nine links -- Dual dependent origination -- Dependent origination and fate -- Dependent origination and karmic rewards -- Inexhaustible interrelations.
The pathway to faith. The gateway to faith -- Mistaken theories of causation .
The religious spirit. Awakening -- Development -- The four indestructible objects of faith -- The triple doctrine and the four indestructible objects of faith.
The four noble truths. The meaning of the four noble truths -- Setting the wheel of law in motion -- Suffering -- Judging impermanence correctly -- The cause of suffering -- Freedom from suffering -- The way to eliminate suffering.
The eightfold path. Right views, right thought -- Right speech, right action, right livelihood -- Right effort, right mindfulness, right meditation -- Other views of the path
The threefold learning. Precepts -- Precepts in Mahayana Buddhism -- Fundamentals of meditation -- Other dhyana -- Meditation before Buddhism -- Shakyamuni and meditation -- Buddhist meditation -- Wisdom -- Buddhist ideals.
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Translation of: Bukkyō to wa nani ka.

Includes index.

The historical context. Primitive Buddhism -- Sectarian Buddhism -- Early Mahayana Buddhism -- Middle-period Mahayana Buddhism -- Late Mahayana Buddhism.

The fundamentals of Shakyamuni's philosophy. The three treasures -- Buddhism as philosophy -- The seals of the law -- Views of humankind and fate -- Causation.

The twelve-linked chain of dependent origination. An overview -- The first three links -- The remaining nine links -- Dual dependent origination -- Dependent origination and fate -- Dependent origination and karmic rewards -- Inexhaustible interrelations.

The pathway to faith. The gateway to faith -- Mistaken theories of causation .

The religious spirit. Awakening -- Development -- The four indestructible objects of faith -- The triple doctrine and the four indestructible objects of faith.

The four noble truths. The meaning of the four noble truths -- Setting the wheel of law in motion -- Suffering -- Judging impermanence correctly -- The cause of suffering -- Freedom from suffering -- The way to eliminate suffering.

The eightfold path. Right views, right thought -- Right speech, right action, right livelihood -- Right effort, right mindfulness, right meditation -- Other views of the path

The threefold learning. Precepts -- Precepts in Mahayana Buddhism -- Fundamentals of meditation -- Other dhyana -- Meditation before Buddhism -- Shakyamuni and meditation -- Buddhist meditation -- Wisdom -- Buddhist ideals.

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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.

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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.

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