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Beginnings of Buddhism
By: Mizuno, Kogen

Beginnings of Buddhism

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Author: Kogen Mizuno
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 4333003830

Product Code: 5098

The origins and basic principles of Buddhism have often been made the subjects of books by a variety of authors, both Japanese and non-Japanese, but rarely with the insight that the present book displays. Buddhism ranks with Islam and Christianity as one of the three great religions, and an understanding of its teaching has great significancein the troubled world of today. This informative and inspiring book offers an aacount of basic Buddhism centering on the life of its founder, Shakyamuni, and the primitive teachings of his time. The book is not an ordered doctrinal presentation but a blend of commentaries on the teachings and of material concerning the life of Shakyamuni taken from the oldest and most reliable sources. Here, in straightforward and readily understandable language, are both an epic of religious discovery and a thoroughgoing exposition of the tenets that have made Buddhism ode of the world's most viable religions. Of particular importance is the author's application of Buddhisy principles to the unpredictable life of our own times.
Kozen Mizuno, Litt.D., one of Japan's foremost scholars of Buddhism, is a specialist in Indian philosophy and teaches Buddhology at Komazawa University, where he also serves as vice-president. His published works include Japanese translations and interpretations of Pali texts and an impressive number of other books on Buddhist subjects.

The Beginnings of Buddhism, Kozen Mizuno, Kosei, 220p, $12.95

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