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Buddha Impetus to Primitive Psyche Perfect Paperback – March 12, 2009
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The author's ability to read the Buddhist scripture and extract what Buddha really meant or said (also not said) is the greatest contribution he has made in this book. He has shown how and why rebirth and karma have been included as parts of Buddha's philosophy as practised today, and why those aspects have become cornerstone of the conventional Buddhist teaching. The cessation of suffering and "anatta" (non-self) are the two pillars of Buddhist teaching that Buddha regarded as the essence of his doctrine and the subsequent discourses he made during his life time. In this context the author has shown that the concepts of karma, rebirth, existence of gods and even nirvana were part of Hindu culture prior to Buddha's time. Buddhism, as known and practised today, has unfortunately married them to the original teachings of Buddha to make Buddhism more palatable to a greater mass of people.
This book is a `must' for anyone with an open mind, irrespective of one's religious background.
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A personal statement based on deep reflection, the book is balanced and well developed, with much supportive data. Read morePublished on June 18, 2010 by Bunchy Rahuman
Buddha Impetus to Primitive Psyche
By Shelton Ranasinghe
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