On Understanding Buddhists: Essays on the Theravada Tradition in Sri Lanka
Carter, John Ross
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Book ID : 1647
ISBN-10 : 81-7030-434-2 / 8170304342
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7030-434-0 / 9788170304340
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Edition : (First Indian Edition)
Language : English
ix, 251p., Abb., Index, 23 cm. (First pub. by SUNY Press in 1993) (Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica Series No. 144)
CONTENTS:- 1. The Origin and Development of "Buddhism" and "Religion" in the Study of the Theravada Buddhist Tradition. 2. The Coming of "Early Buddhism" to Sri Lanka. 3. Dhamma at the Center. 4. The Notion of Refuge. 5. A Response to the Four Noble Truths. 6. Beyond "Beyond Good and Evil". 7. Faith in the Wake of the Dhammapada. 8. There Are Buddhists Living in Sri Lanka Today. 9. Music in the Theravada Buddhist Heritage: In Chant, in Song, in Sri Lanka. 10. The Soteriological Process and Its Sociological Relevance in the Sinhala Theravada Buddhist Tradition. 11. The Role of the American Scholar in Buddhist Studies in Sri Lanka.
Carter unfolds the cumulative Traditions of Theravada Buddhism by showing how one "looks at the World through Buddhist eyes." Presenting evidence from the Buddhist Heritage in Sri Lanka, he develops a disciplined, inclusive approach to understanding notions of Ethical living and "faith," or how individuals live life religiously. The author examines Buddhism as a worldview. reviewing the process of its Origins and the development of its important concepts such as the pursuit of Dhamma by Buddhists; the "Four Noble Truths;" the notion of refuge and the process of transcending; the role of the Buddhist Monk (bhikkhu); and the role of Music in ritual chant and song.