By Sir Monier Monier-Williams
This ebook derives from a sequence of lectures given in 1888 by means of Monier Monier-Williams, who used to be Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford for over 30 years and whose paintings broke new floor within the Western figuring out of Buddhism and different South Asian religions. This great historic survey of Buddhism starts with an account of the Buddha and his earliest educating, in addition to a short description of the beginning and composition of the scriptures containing the Buddha's legislation (Dharma). Monier-Williams explains the early structure of the Buddha's order of clergymen (Sangha), and descriptions the philosophical doctrines of Buddhism including its code of morality and thought of perfection, culminating in Nirvana. He additionally describes formal and well known rituals and practices, and sacred areas and items. The publication is an instance of Victorian Orientalist scholarship which is still of curiosity to historians of non secular reviews, Orientalism, and the British Empire.
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