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This book argues that donation is one of the central practices in early Buddhism for, without it, Buddhism would not havesurvived and flourished in ...Show synopsisThis book argues that donation is one of the central practices in early Buddhism for, without it, Buddhism would not havesurvived and flourished in the many centuriesof its development and expansion. Buddhist relationship between donors and renunciants developed quickly into a complex web that involves material life and the views about how to attend to it. Buddhist dana's great success is due to the early and continuing use of accomodation with other faiths as a foundational value,thus allowing the tradition to adapt to changing circumstances.Hide synopsis
Description:This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and...This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket.
Description:pp. 432p. Deals with the practice of donation in early Buddhism....pp. 432p. Deals with the practice of donation in early Buddhism. Shows how wealthy persons helped the Buddhist Sangha and enabled it to adapt to changing circumstances and survive under difficult situations. Has 9 chapters. Final thoughts at the end of the book put in a capsule the summary.
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