Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

By Peter Masefield

© 2008 – Routledge

208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415461641
pub: 2008-02-14
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About the Book

Originally published in 1986.

In this study of initiation in the Nikayas (Discourses of the Buddha), the author presents evidence which makes it clear that salvation in early Buddhism depended upon the intervention of the Buddha’s grace. Contrary to the view of Buddhism as a philosophy of self-endeavour, the picture that emerges from examination of the canonical texts is one of Buddhism as a revealed religion in every sense of the term.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Spiritual Division of the Buddhist World

Chapter Two: The Path

Chapter Three: The Goal

Chapter Four: The New Brahmin

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

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