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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Brian Holly rated it it was amazing Dec 08, G Land rated it really liked it Oct 28, And just look at the notes to main text pages ratio: At the moment it’s the best book I’ve read about Mahayana Buddhism.

This book is not a quick, casual read, but it is definitely rewarding. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And though this is probably the most comprehensive outline of Buddhist thought I’ve ever read, it was definitely not a knock-my-socks-off kind of book.

Published July 26th by Routledge first published January 1st I confess I cannot quite understand this. This passage illustrates another aspect of Williams’ writing I find admirable–a sort of humble, commonsensical honesty that is rarely displayed in writing by scholars.

Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Paul S. Williams

Cosa rara per un saggio, specialmente quando non rinuncia, come questo, a essere tecnico. You can do the math for the rest. Different areas need to be kept separate, or integrated with great care, but that is clearly not what happened.


This is one of the better I hesitate to say “best” surveys of Buddhist intellectual history I’ve read. How authentic was the attributed authorship, what editorial changes were made, how accurately were the various editions translated into other languages, etc. Introductions are usually, well, introductory, but by page 17 it goes on for 44 pages he was already enumerating the numbers and types of dhammas according to the Abhidhamma classification scheme!

Return to Book Page. Chapter one, entitled “The doctrinal position of the Buddha in context,” offers an excellent starting point.

Paperbackpages. Lo stesso Gautama, quando riferisce della sua io prima di divenire un buddhasi esprime “quando ero ancora un Bodhisattva”. Mandoki rated it really liked it. Buy this book and read the notes, since a lot of interesting arguments, bibliography, reference and more are in these pages. Sempre per questa ragione Paul Williams [6] evidenzia che:. Jul 13, Fabio rated it it was amazing.

Jude Uba rated it really liked it Apr 12, I understand that Williams, converted from Buddhism to Roman Catholicism sometime between the first and second editions.

I always appreciate illuminating passages, no matter what the sort of book I’m reading happens to be.

Il buddhismo mahāyāna/Origini del “mahāyāna”

And that about does it. Non solo il bodhisattva:. Chad rated it willizms liked it Apr 16, Don’t consider this book if you know very little about Buddhism at present. This area is Williams’ forte, and for the most part I think his discussions are quite good, though he does sometimes confusingly mix the names of schools, terms, and people together into a less than lucid jumble. Joe rated it liked it Jun 21, John Fullerton rated it liked it Oct 11, I skipped most of these, but when I did dip into them, I wa even more impressed by After a few years of practicing Buddhism and reading Pau books, I read this as my first scholarly text and was very impressed by it.


Gonna have to go back to read the notes Jonathan Smith rated it it was amazing May 21, Lists with This Book.

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The Self as an ontological construct follows upon this. Chapter two is really a core piece of Buddhist writing in that it hits every significant point the four truths, anatta, cosmology, nirvana, etc and does so in an intelligible and intelligent fashion.

Galen Turner rated it liked it Jul 30, Suzanne rated it liked it Oct 05, The book is great for philosophically or spiritually inspired individual. After a few years of practicing Buddhism and reading Dharma books, I read this as my first scholarly text and was very impressed by it.

Williams’ discussion of this controversial practice as well as of many other subjects makes Buddhist Thought crucial reading for all interested in Buddhism.