CONTENTS:- 1. Buddhism: Its Rise and Development 2. Buddhist Sects in India 3. Buddhist Literature 4. Buddhist Education as Stated in Buddhist Literature 5. Rules and Regulations of the Buddhist Samgha 6. The Vassa Vasa: Its Importance in the Buddhist Samgha The Pavarana Caremony 7. The Decline of Buddhism in India
Dr. Kanai Lal Hazra's new work--about 500 pages of hand-written manuscript--starts with Gautama Buddha's life. This book on Buddhism in India is important and interesting. It traces Gautama Buddha's life, his missionary activities and his important role for the propagation of Buddhism in India. It discusses Buddhist sects in India, Buddhist literature, Buddhist education, rules and regulations of the Buddhist Samgha and decline of Buddhism in India. In this age of extremism and violence, the world needs Lord Buddha's religion and his messages. They will help to bring peace and solace in the minds of those who always talk against violence and want to live in peaceful atmosphere and they believe that true Buddhist tradition will never sanction such atrocities. The author has produced an impressive scholastic work. This book provides useful information on various aspects of religion practiced in India. There are detailed accounts of important matters, customs, rituals and festivals that throw flood of light on the progress and development of Buddhism in India. This book elucidates religious terms, beliefs and concepts and tries to establish the true picture of Buddhism in India before the eyes of the readers.