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Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

By Peter Masefield

Routledge – 2008 – 206 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

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    978-0-415-46164-1
    February 15th 2008

Description

Originally published in 1986.

In this study of initiation in the Nikayas (Discourses of the Buddha), the author presents evidence which makes it clear that salvation in early Buddhism depended upon the intervention of the Buddha’s grace. Contrary to the view of Buddhism as a philosophy of self-endeavour, the picture that emerges from examination of the canonical texts is one of Buddhism as a revealed religion in every sense of the term.

Contents

Chapter One: The Spiritual Division of the Buddhist World

Chapter Two: The Path

Chapter Three: The Goal

Chapter Four: The New Brahmin

Name: Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Peter Masefield. Originally published in 1986. In this study of initiation in the Nikayas (Discourses of the Buddha), the author presents evidence which makes it clear that salvation in early Buddhism depended upon the intervention of the Buddha’s grace...
Categories: General Reference, Buddhism, World Religions, Indian Philosophy