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This book takes a fresh look at the earliest Buddhism texts and offers various suggestions how the teachings in them had developed. Two themes predominate. Firstly, it argues that we cannot understand the Buddha unless we understand that he was debating with other religious teachers, notably brahmins. For example, he denied the existence of a ... Read More

How Buddhism Began 1996, Athlone Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780485174175

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