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By Christmas Humphreys

The historical past, improvement, and present-day educating of many of the colleges of Buddhism, the religion-philosophy which has moulded the lifetime of a lot of the jap world.
Preface 9
Introduction 11
1. The lifetime of the Buddha 25
2. The Ministry 34
3. the increase of the 2 colleges 45
4. The unfold of Buddhism 60
5. Theravada Buddhism I: the 3 symptoms of Being 78
6. Theravada Buddhism II: The 4 Noble Truths 90
7. Theravada Buddhism unwell: Karma and Rebirth 97
8. Theravada Buddhism IV: The Noble Eightfold
Path 108
9. Theravada Buddhism V: The 4 Paths and the
Goal 119
10. The Sangha 132
11. a few Mahayana ideas 143
12. The Bodhisattva perfect and the natural Land colleges 158
13. faculties of the Mahayana 167
14. Zen Buddhism 179
15. Tibetan Buddhism
16. The end result of Buddhism
17. Buddhism To-day
Appendix I. The Buddhist Scriptures
Appendix II. Pansil
General Bibliography

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At the edge of the forest he alighted, cut off his long black hair with his sword and sent it back to the palace by the hand of Channa. He exchanged his princely robes with those of a beggar, and went forth into the homeless life, alone. The purpose of his search was clear, the extinguishing of craving, selfish craving, the cause of suffering in this life and of rebirth on the Wheel. It is said that he had recently heard a maiden singing when she fell in love with his beauty a'S he passed her by: Happy indeed is the Mother, Happy indeed is the Father, Happy indeed is the Wife, Who has such a Husband.

Such was the immediate effect on him that his friend Moggallana, on seeing him, knew at once that he had ' attained the Immortal ', and he too, being told the Dhamma in the same remarkable formula, attained arahantship. That these two men, later to become the chief disciples of the Tathagata, should achieve such attainment at second-hand, as it were, and by such a formula is difficult to accept utiless it be, as the esoteric tradition tells, that a number of men of high attain­ ment had earned the right to be on earth at the time of the Master's final incarnation, and were therefore 'ripe' for such an experience.

The Library must have been one of the finest in the world, while the teachers at any one time included the finest brains in India. The Prajiia-Paramita One of the greatest of these teachers was Nagarjuna, per­ haps the greatest Buddhist philosopher. He formulated, or at least consolidated, the Madhyamika, or Middle Path School, which attempted to reconcile the doctrines of realism and nihilism, the v,ehicle for his teaching being the veritable library of works known' as the Prajiia-Paramita. In the very brief Prajiia-Paramita-Hridaya Sutra, recited daily through­ out the Far East in a thousand monasteries, the emptiness of all form is magnificently summarized.

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