Early Indian and Theravada Buddhism: Soteriological Controversy and Diversity

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The context for the first part of this study is the community (sangha) of early Buddhism in India, as it is reflected in the religion's canon composed in the Pali language, which is preserved by the Theravada tradition as the only authentic record of the words of the Buddha and his disciples, as well as of events within that community. This book does not assert that the Pali Canon represents any sort of "original" Buddhism, but it maintains that it reflects issues and concerns of this religious community in the last ...

Early Indian and Theravada Buddhism: Soteriological Controversy and Diversity 2012, Cambria Press

ISBN-13: 9781604978292

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