The Buddha and His Religion

By: J. Barthelemy Saint-Hilaire

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The present work is a critical study of Buddhism and its doctrine, originally published in French as Le Bouddha et sa religion in 1866. It gives an outline of the history of Buddhism, the birth of Buddha, his renunciation, his teachings and his death. The Buddhist doctrines as put forth by the canons are carefully expounded in relation to western religion and philosophy, and judged according to their merits and defects. It also narrates the spread of Buddhism beyond its place or origin to Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, China and Ceylon. Particular emphasis is given to the state of Buddhism as it existed twelve hundred years after the death of Buddha, as is set forth in the Travels and memoirs of Xuanzang. A separate chapter is devoted to Buddhism in Ceylon. Contribution of scholars, like B.H. Hodgson, Alexander Csoma, George Turnour, Eugene Burnouf and Spence Hardy who were pioneers in the study of Buddhism and are responsible for all that we know of Buddhism today is also discussed. Printed Pages: 384.

Title: The Buddha and His Religion

Author Name: J. Barthelemy Saint-Hilaire

Categories: India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1997

ISBN: 8121508088

ISBN 13: 9788121508087

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 000767

Keywords: Indian Buddhism Buddhist Buddha