Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical advent to the educating of the Buddha. It conscientiously courses readers during the simple rules and practices of the Buddha, together with kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the 4 Noble Truths, the Eightfold course, ethics, meditation, non-attachment, and Nibbâna (Nirvana).
The publication contains an account of the lifetime of the Buddha in addition to comparisons of his instructing with sensible and theoretical facets of a few Western philosophical outlooks, either historical and sleek. such a lot distinctively, Philosophy of the Buddha explores how Buddhist enlightenment may perhaps permit us to beat ache in our lives and achieve our complete capability for compassion and tranquillity.
This is among the first books to introduce the philosophy of the Buddha to scholars of Western philosophy. Christopher W. Gowans' variety is phenomenally transparent and applicable for an individual searching for a accomplished creation to this growing to be niche.