Author: Edward Conze
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129106035
Today our disillusionment may be stronger than ever before. This timely new edition of a Buddhist classic reminds us that true happiness is not to be found in material comfort and earthly satisfaction but in the pursuit of a higher ideal.
Demonstrating throughout his heartfelt response to the fundamental wisdom of the Buddha, Edward Conze presents a readable introduction to the doctrines, methods, and literature that have developed within the many schools of Buddhism as a result of their different approaches to the goal.
To a person who is thoroughly disillusioned with the contemporary world, and with himself, Buddhism may offer many points of attraction-in the transcending sublimity of the fairy land of its subtle thoughts, in the splendour of its works of art, in the magnificence of its hold over vast populations, and in the determined heroism and quiet refinement of those who are steeped into it. Although one may originally be attracted by its remoteness, one can appreciate the real value of Buddhism only when one judges it by the results it produces in one’s own life from day to day.
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He Old Wisdom School
The Mahayana and the New Wisdom School
The Buddhism of Faith and Devotion
The Tantra, or Magical Buddhism
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