9781845536121 hb 1845536126 hb 9781845536145 pb 1845536142 pb
Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies monographs.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -232) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
More about karma, and its social context The antecedents of the karma doctrine in Brahminism Jain antecedents What did the Buddha mean by "no soul"? The Buddha's positive values: love and compassion Assessing the evidence Everything is burning: the centrality of fire in the Bddha's thought Causation and non-random process Cognition; language; nirvana The Buddha's pragmatism and intellectual style The Buddha as satirist; brahmin terms as social metaphors Is this book to be believed?