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Revival: Sakya or Buddhist Origins (1931)

1st Edition

By Rhys Davids Caroline


456 pages

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Sakya or Buddhist Origins by Mrs. Rhys Davids is as relevant today as it was in 1928, the year of its first publication. Time has added to its value. The remarkable progress in the realm of Science has not abated man's yearning for the call of the quest.

As the title implies, its aim is to unravel the genuine message of Gotama, the Buddha, from the accretions in the Pali scriptures, by adopting the techniques of archaeologist. It is divided into two parts. Part one treats of the discovery , the reconstruction, the rehabilitation of that which, at its birth, was a new and true word from very man to very man, true always and everywhere. Part two tells how this gospel came to be dressed to suit a monastic set of ideals. An appendix dealing with Pali Pitakas is added. Over the years, in spite of a large number of books, the horizons of knowledge about Buddhism have remained stationary. This book takes a further step in widening that knowledge and thus provides an impetus for further research.

Table of Contents

Introductory Part I I. The Birth of a New Religion II. The Message of the SakyanIII. Dharma, Dhamma IV. Man’s Will in SkyaV. The Way and Becoming VI. The First "Sons of the Sakya" VII. The Mandate on Cause VIII. Musing (Bhyana)in Sakya IX. Sakya, Sankya, and The Self X. The Warding of Man XI. Rddhi, or The Man as More XII. Abhijna, or The Man Advancing XIII. The worlds in Sakya XIV. The Crown in the Mandate: Compassion XV. The Man of the New World XVI. The Teaching of the First men of Sakya Part IIXVII. Sakya Orphaned XVIII. Sakya in Conference XIX. Buddha-cult and the Not-Man XX. Sakya and the Records XXI. Sakya and Abhidhamma XXII. Sakya Revived in Asoka Appendix Index

About the Author

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 Pali language. She was honorary secretary from 1907 and president of the Pali Text Society 1923-1942.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)
RELIGION / Buddhism / History
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General