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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Galen Turner rated it liked it Jul 30, So you may be surprised that I heartily recommend this book, anyway, and rate it at five stars.

Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition

That is not to say Williams is treating the subject superficially but rather another indication of his clear focus. Adam rated it really liked it Feb 13, This is one of the better I hesitate to say “best” surveys of Buddhist intellectual history I’ve read.

Vishal rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Needless to say, this sort of material is not ordinarily considered introductory.

Lauren rated it it was ok Jul 03, I skipped most of these, but when I did dip into them, I wa even more impressed by Williams’s unusual ability to stick to a central idea and successfully separate out the interesting surrounding ideas which need not muddy up the main text. It took a while because I read all the notes and tried to get a better picture of this religious phenomenon.


Brian Holly rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Published July 26th by Routledge first published January 1st Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors’ lucid style. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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It’s very nice to get a sense of how certain issues were divisive or not without being lost in excessive detail about each and every school’s or lineage’s take on the matter. As such I’d say it’s good for relative–i. How authentic was the attributed authorship, what edito My goal was to get a general overview of Mahayana Buddhism, and at first I thought this book was not for me.

The Buddha was just a man who found Dharma; it is Dharma that really counts. Devlin Tay rated it really liked it Jul 29, Paperbackpages. This may seem like nit-picking, but it is in fact an essential issue that spells the difference between insight and its lack.

How authentic was the attributed authorship, what editorial changes were made, how accurately were the various editions translated into other languages, etc.

Preview — Buddhist Thought by Paul S. On 60ff he does a wonderful job debunking the notion the Buddha posited a Self outside the five aggregates: Amy rated it it was amazing Dec 01, In fact there are several aspects to the book that I found disturbing: Consider the following from pages Sep 07, M.

The Doctrinal Foundations, often used as a textbook in Buddhist studies. 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 buddihsmo involvement or participation.


To sum up the above complaint and how it affects the text as a whole: On the one hand, this book is indeed “complete,” a very thorough explanation and exploration of Buddhist philosophy and history. Anche queste terre vengono denominate e descritte in differenti modi dalle diverse scuole. John Fullerton rated it liked it Oct 11, This was a concern, because it suggested that Williams had lost interest in the fundamental messages of Buddhism. Estratto da ” https: A rated it really liked it Aug 29, Different areas need to be kept separate, or integrated with great care, but that is clearly not what happened.

Non solo il bodhisattva:. There are all sorts of subtleties in connection with the evolution of Buddhist thought, and Williams elucidates these subtleties very well. Return to Book Page. Mar 20, Andrew rated it really liked it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 willia,s.