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ISBN: 1557782008
Author: Roger Corless
Language: English
Publisher: Paragon House; 1st edition (April 13, 1998)
Pages: 329
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.9
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The Vision of Buddhism: The Space under the Tree. The Corless A nonprofit formed out of Roger Corless's estate. Many of Roger's papers, some unpublished, are in their archives.

The Vision of Buddhism: The Space under the Tree. Buddhist Emptiness and Christian Trinity: Essays and Explorations. ed. with Paul F. Knitter. Profiles in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue An interview with Roger Corless. BNF: cb12232568w (data).

Every introductory Buddhism course needs just this book". To this space, it is said, came Prince Siddhartha Gautama, about the year 528 . One and a half hours by rickshaw from the crowded Hindu pilgrimage town of Gaya in northeast India, a massive stone temple rises two hundred feet above the mud-and-straw cottages of the village of Bodhgaya; to the west of the temple there is a tree, and under the tree there is a space.

Vision of Buddhism book. A lucid and elegant introduction to the essentials of Buddhism. Every introductory Buddhism course needs just this book".

I have around 50 books on Buddhism, This is the only one I could not appreciate in some wa. I purchased a more appropriate introductory book and will likely return to The Vision of Buddhism after the introductory book. One person found this helpful.

I have around 50 books on Buddhism, This is the only one I could not appreciate in some way. The main problem I had with it is that the author seems angry and condecending (spelling?) towards anyone who disagrees with him on Buddhism. I have never come across such a judgmental Buddhist.

Every introductory Buddhism course needs just this book. I've probably read 1000 books on buddhism, and Corless' book still gave me new insights and new ways of looking at the Dharma

Every introductory Buddhism course needs just this book. I've probably read 1000 books on buddhism, and Corless' book still gave me new insights and new ways of looking at the Dharma. THE book I recommed to friends who ask "How can I learn something about Buddhism. Many of Roger's papers, some unpublished, are in their archives

The Vision of Buddhism: The Space under the Tree.

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Destined to become a classic in its field, The Vision of Buddhism constitutes a dramatic departure from most Western treatments of Buddhism. Corless takes a nonlinear approach, one more faithful to the Buddhist tradition itself. Holding that the usual historical approach is not only irrelevant to Buddhism, but also destructive of its distinctive world view. Most Western treatments of Buddhism are historical, tracing in detail the chronology of Buddhism’s emergence and growth and its division into dozens of competing schools.

THE VISION OF BUDDHISM A lucid and elegant introduction to the essentials of Buddhism. Paragon House Publishers. Please note that the Lexile measures for a small population of books have been recently updated. Enhancements were made to more precisely measure materials read in K-2 classrooms. Although the vast majority of books that have Lexile measures did not change, a small subset of books required updated Lexile measures. Many products and services offer Lexile measures for their books and reading materials.

Destined to become a classic in its field, The Vision of Buddhism constitutes a dramatic departure from most Western treatments of Buddhism. Holding that the usual historical approach is not only irrelevant to Buddhism, but also destructive of its distinctive world view. Corless takes a nonlinear approach, one more faithful to the Buddhist tradition itself. Most Western treatments of Buddhism are historical, tracing in detail the chronology of Buddhism’s emergence and growth and its division into dozens of competing schools. This lucid and elegant introduction to Buddhism takes a non-historical approach, one that is more faithful to the Buddhist tradition itself. Author Roger Corless presents and explains Buddhist teachings and practices in light of events in the life of Buddha. He examines the mythologized version of Buddha’s life and the differing descriptions of Buddha’s life given by his followers. In the major section of the book he considers the matter of greatest importance to modern readers–how the Buddha’s life, in all its descriptions, may be repeated by each individual practitioner.

Comments:

Beabandis
I have around 50 books on Buddhism, This is the only one I could not appreciate in some way. The main problem I had with it is that the author seems angry and condecending (spelling?) towards anyone who disagrees with him on Buddhism. I have never come across such a judgmental Buddhist. Before you buy read as much as you can of the beginning online.
Thorgahuginn
I bought this book after I met Prof. Corless in an United Religion Initiative conference. He's a very witty guy with a sharp observation. This book demonstrates these qualities.
This book is amazingly comprehensive yet easy to read. I was glued to the book right after I received it. Prof. Corless structures and explaines complex Buddhist ideas in an easy and fascinating way. Definitely one of the best introduction to Buddhism because, very early in the book, he points out common mistakes Westerners make when approaching Buddhism. Since most people are influenced by mainstream Christianity, they analyze Buddhism with the wrong methodology.
Along reading the book, you will pickup small funny stories from him. His personality shines through this book.
Qusserel
I just received this book and after only reading less than 10 pages I've had 2 pages fall out of the book. I'm very dissatisfied and should receive a refund for the poor craftsmanship of this product.
Wilalmaine
not a book to learn about Buddhism .... it's almost an encyclopedia, great if you are interested in searching for a specific topic
Gathris
Thorough and practical explanations of a complex topic.
Quellik
The book was very thorough but was too indepth for my purposes at this point. I purchased a more appropriate introductory book and will likely return to The Vision of Buddhism after the introductory book.
Nalmetus
This book is indeed one of the best introductions to Buddhism one can possibly read. Corless applies his own experience with the religion, to all of the teachings he presents in the book. Keep in mind that a lot of what is included here is explanations of the Buddhist idealogy, not anything that you can really practice.
Use this book as more of a factor in deciding if Buddhism is the right religion for you. Corless even takes the time to write some excellent footnotes, so you could even consider this book for research.
I think the reason this book worked so well for me was the fact that it was presented in such a non-threatening way that it makes the book easy to absorb. Keep in mind that careful reading is important, as a lot of chapters reference previous chapters. This is not a determent to the quality of the book, rather it is important to the building block style of teaching Buddhism that the book represents.
Buy this book as a great introduction if you have even the slightest interest in the Buddhist vision. You won't be disappointed.
In this excellent and very readable book, Dr. Corless (a professor of religion at Duke University) uses the life of the Buddha as a framework for introducing the major concepts of Buddhism to a general readership. He accurately and concisely covers the major ideas of South, Central ane East Asian Buddhism and shows a fine respect for all of them. Zen, Theravadin Buddhism, Chinese Pure Land and Tibetan Vajrayana are all well represented and put into perspective. Despite its broad scope, this is an easy to read and inspiring, as well as informative, book. The author has mastered the art of speaking to those of us who are neither scholars nor specialists. "The Vision of Buddhism" does not go over our heads, and Dr. Corless never talks down to us. I highly recommend it.

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