This book discusses what is now called "Buddhism". It started as an effort to strengthen a weak point in that "immanence" which had become the accepted religious teaching in the valley of the Ganges, by showing that the "God/in/man" was realizable, not by gnosis and ritual, but in conduct. Conduct needed to be brought into relgion, into the relation between man and his eternal destiny. Man’s being is more truly becoming; and only in and by becoming a More, will he attain to an actual, not potential Most. In teaching a More worth in conduction, Buddhism brought in a teaching of the man himself as Less.
Table of Contents
1.India the Mother of Buddhism 2. How India Needed Buddhism 3. What Buddhism Tried to Do 4 What Buddhism Did 5. Gotama, the ‘Buddha’ 6. Current Thought and New Vogues 7. The First Teachers 8. Buddhism and Foreign Missions Epilogue. Index.
Caroline Augusta Rhys Davids (née Foley) (1857–1942) made a contribution to economics before becoming widely known as an editor, translator, and interpreter of Buddhist texts in the Pāli language. She was honorary secretary from 1907 and president of the Pali Text Society 1923-1942.