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Written by Nancy Wilson RossAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Nancy Wilson Ross

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 12, 1981
  • Price: $12.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-74754-5 (0-394-74754-2)
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Buddhism explains the origins, development and basic principles of the religion followed by nearly one-quarter of the people on earth.

"A clear, exhilarating exposition of the Buddhist way, well understood, well made, fun to read, and simple in the very best sense of the word—just as it should be!"—Peter Mathiessen

"No better, no more clear and attractive guide to an understanding of the simple yet penetrating principles of the great Indian teacher's philosophy could be imagined than this work of Nancy Wilson Ross."—Harrison Salisbury

Contents

The Buddha's Life Story and Basic Teachings

Introduction to General Teaching and Practice

Three Specific Approaches to Buddhism

Theravada or Hinayana Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism

Zen Buddhism

Conclusion

Appendixes

Glossary