ISBN 9788121505864,The Life Of Buddha:  As Legend And History

The Life Of Buddha: As Legend And History



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9788121505864

ISBN-10 8121505860

Hard Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 321 Pages
Language (English)


This is an authoritative account of all that is known of the life of the great teacher by the late Edward J. Thomas, who is highly regarded as a Buddhist scholar. He is the author of Early Buddhist Scriptures and The History of Buddhist Thought. Utilizing information that has never been presented in a Western form, Dr Thomas's treatment of his subject is as thorough as one could wish. His knowledge of the sources, his historical sense, and the soundness of his judgment make him a reliable guide in a complex field. Contents Preface Introduction - the Sources 1. The Ancestry of Buddha Note on the Geography of early Buddhism 2. The home and family of Buddha 3. The birth of Buddha 4. Infancy and youth 5. The Great Renunciation 6. Austerities and Enlightenment 7. The first Preaching 8. Spread of the Doctrine 9. Legends of the twenty years' wandering 10. Rival Schools. Devadatta and Ajatasattu 11. The last days 12. The Order 13. Buddhism as a Religion 14. Buddhism as a Philosophy 15. Buddha and myth 16. Buddha and History 17. Buddhism and Christianity