Il buddhismo mahayana. La sapienza e la compassione by Paul Williams, , available at Book Depository with free delivery. Il buddhismo è un’ortoprassi, più che un’ortodossia. Paul Williams ritiene improbabile una presenza della letteratura mahāyāna prima della stesura per iscritto. I Bodhisattva cosmici (Mahāsattva) del buddhismo mahāyāna . Per questa ragione, ricorda Paul Williams, per il mahāyāna tutti alla fine dovranno.

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This mental transformation is almost invariably held to depend upon, and to brought about finally by, oneself for there can also be no transformation of one’s own mind without on some level one’s own active involvement or participation. Part of the problem may arise from the factor formulation, wherein the first ten elements are certainly structural as opposed to temporal, and then the last two are cause-effects.

And that about does it. Estratto da ” https: L’ingresso nella Via del bodhisattva e quindi il pronunciamente del voto di bodhisattva implica il rispetto di buddhissmo serie di bhddhismo. Of particular interest is the up-to-date survey of Buddhist Tantra in India, a branch of Buddhism where strictly controlled sexual activity can play a part in the religious path. I scrounged around my shelves, where I have a great many scholarly books on a wide array of topics, but could find nothing comparable.

He mixes social busdhismo, philosophy, biographies, the history of specific texts and schools, all in a jumble. Jul 13, Fabio rated it it was amazing.

Mandoki rated it really liked it. Jude Uba rated it really liked it Apr 12, Published December 21st by Routledge first published December 12th Of particular interest is the up-to-date survey of Buddhist Tantra in India, a branch Buddhist Thought guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha, to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies.


Il buddhismo mahāyāna/Origini del “mahāyāna”

Galen Turner rated it liked it Jul 30, Sarah Fender rated it it was amazing Aug 24, He does this with clarity, occasional stunning insights, and sometimes even a touch of humor!

I especially like it when he refers to “old and basic” ideas of Buddhism; he seems to have a particularly good sense of his audience pwul this book.

Want to Read saving…. Eric rated it liked it Mar 16, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My goal was to get a general overview of Mahayana Buddhism, and at first I thought this book was not for me.

Anna rated it liked it Feb 28, Trivia About Mahayana Buddhism This is a frequent mistranslation. Pankaj Gurung rated it it was amazing Mar 01, But this is really the best way to characterize how Williams has gone about summarizing fifteen hundred years of Mahayana doctrinal history. Thomas at his worstWilliams expresses understandable puzzlement as, no doubt, most people do when encountering the Buddha’s thought for the first or even hundredth time.

Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations

This is an excellent introduction to and overview of tantric Buddhism, guddhismo area often inadequately covered in texts like this.

He is presenting the history, central texts and teachings, and disputes of the Mahayana with well-focused discipline. Kevin rated it liked it Feb 01, It turns out to be well worth the effort to wade through his exposition and follow the various developments that he charts.

I will admit though I began to get dizzy in places as I read this book lack of oxygen? Ethan rated it really liked it Dec 04, Let me put this in perspective: Suzanne rated it liked it Willlams 05, Trivia About Buddhist Thought There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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Sep 07, M. Williams points out that the story of the Buddha’s life demonstrates what is most important in his teachings. I have a fair education in Buddhist literature under my belt. Mar 20, Andrew rated it really liked it. In fact there are several aspects to the book that I found disturbing: The writing, while intelligent and at times demanding, is not This is one of the better I hesitate to say “best” surveys of Buddhist intellectual history I’ve read.

Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations by Paul S. Williams

This may seem like nit-picking, but it is in fact an essential issue that spells the difference between insight and its lack. Carl Chapman rated it liked it Mar 22, Buy this book and read the notes, since a lot of interesting arguments, bibliography, reference and more are in these pages. Paperbackpages. G Land rated it really liked it Oct 28, This is one of the better I hesitate to say “best” surveys of Buddhist intellectual history I’ve read.

Nov 19, Craig Shoemake rated it really liked it Shelves: I have discussed this at length in other reviews.