BERNARD FAURE UNMASKING BUDDHISM PDF

Flapping Mouths Four Zen monks were meditating in a monastery. All of a sudden the prayer flag on the roof started flapping. The younger monk came out of his meditation and said: "Flag is flapping" A more experienced monk said: "Wind is flapping" A third monk who had been there for more than 20 years said: "Mind is flapping. Bernard Faure is a renowned Buddhist scholar and the author of a number of excellent Buddhist studies, including the landmark, "Chan Insights and Oversights.

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Flapping Mouths Four Zen monks were meditating in a monastery. All of a sudden the prayer flag on the roof started flapping. The younger monk came out of his meditation and said: "Flag is flapping" A more experienced monk said: "Wind is flapping" A third monk who had been there for more than 20 years said: "Mind is flapping. Bernard Faure is a renowned Buddhist scholar and the author of a number of excellent Buddhist studies, including the landmark, "Chan Insights and Oversights.

In this slim volume pages , Professor Faure lucidly and succinctly provides readers with a remarkably extensive overview of the fundamental characteristics of Buddhism in plain English where Buddhist "jargon" is unavoidable, Faure offers succinct, straightforward explanations.

While furnishing the average reader with an excellent grasp of Buddhist basics, Bernard Faure also applys his sword to some of the common, widespread misunderstandings concerning Buddhism. Some of the issues dealt with in Part I include: the diversity of Buddhist schools or sects , the "human" nature of the Buddha, Buddhism and "nothingness", Karma, and the teaching of reincarnation.

Part II includes discussions on: Buddhism as atheistic, Buddhism as "spiritual", the role of the Dalai Lama, and the place of "Zen" in the Buddhist realm. The book is rounded off with a thought provoking and insightful "Conclusion.

Bottom Line: A great book for beginners that want to get a solid grasp of Buddhist basics. Recommended for every Buddhist who has ever been asked by their non Buddhist friends, "What does Buddhism teach anyway?

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Unmasking Buddhism

Kigazragore Fabio rated it really liked it Jun 22, To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. Ida Casaburo rated it really liked it Mar 05, Can I get a copy? Buddhism in history Buddhism is both one and many at the same time The Buddha is only a man who achieved awakening Buddhism is an Indian religion Buddhism is the cult of nothingness Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion All Buddhists are seeking to achieve awakening Buddhism teaches the impermanence of all things The belief in karma leads to fatalism Buddhism denies the existence of a self Buddhism teaches reincarnation Buddhism and local cultures Buddhism is an atheistic religion Buddhism is above all a spirituality The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Buddhism To be Buddhist is to be Zen Buddhism and society Buddhism is a tolerant religion Buddhism teaches compassion Buddhism is a peaceful religion Buddhism affirms that we are all equal Buddhism is compatible with science Buddhism is a kind of therapy Buddhism advocates a strict vegetarianism Buddhism is a universalist teaching Buddhism is a religion detached from the world Conclusion: Jun 02, Elinor rated it it was amazing. Buddhism and Local Cultures. Preview — Unmasking Buddhism by Bernard Faure. Would you like to change to the site? Buddhism, Purity, and Gender ; and Double Exposure Lisa rated it really liked it Dec 05, Misogyny has been prevalent in Buddhism, though is under challenge today.

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