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The Resource BUDDHISM : WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW, Dale S. Wright

BUDDHISM : WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW, Dale S. Wright

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BUDDHISM : WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW
Title
BUDDHISM
Title remainder
WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW
Statement of responsibility
Dale S. Wright
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why would everyone need to know anything about Buddhism? One important reason is that no matter who you are or where you live, Buddhism is part of your cultural environment. Whether we know it or not, most of us have Buddhist neighbors or communities ofBuddhists living not far away. Now more than ever before mutual understanding between people from different cultural backgrounds is crucial. We live and work together. We share the same trains, schools, shopping centers, theatres, and everything else, andmutual understanding is the key to productive, peaceful co-existence. But getting along with others isn't the only reason to introduce yourself to Buddhism, nor even the best one. There is much that all of us can learn from each other, knowledge that mayin fact prove to be quite useful in shaping our own ways of living. Many of us have been doing that for decades--taking an interest in cultural, religious, and philosophical traditions different from our own as a way to stretch our minds, to broaden ourunderstanding not just of other people but of the many admirable ways to think about the world and the many ways to live creatively and responsibly within it. In this respect many people who were not raised Buddhists have discovered that Buddhism has a lot to offer. Among the world's religions it is certainly unique. Indeed, even though Westerners have been interested in Buddhism for almost two centuries, debate still continues over what Buddhism is. Is it a religion? A philosophy? A way of life? A set oftechniques for mental and psychological enhancement? It appears to function in all of these ways and continues to impress observers with the range of values it offers"--
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Wright, Dale Stuart
Dewey number
294.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4022
LC item number
.W75 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Buddhism
Label
BUDDHISM : WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW, Dale S. Wright
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins and early history -- Buddhist diversity -- Buddhist teachings -- Buddhist practices -- Contemporary global Buddhism
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780190843663
Lccn
2019021020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
BK0024945967
Label
BUDDHISM : WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW, Dale S. Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins and early history -- Buddhist diversity -- Buddhist teachings -- Buddhist practices -- Contemporary global Buddhism
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780190843663
Lccn
2019021020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
BK0024945967

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