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Tuesday
Feb182014

Reviews: What did the Buddha really teach?

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The Bodhisattva Ideal: Essays on the Emergence of Mahayana, edited by Bhikkhu Nyanatushita

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Tuesday
Feb182014

Reviews: Buddhism — A to Z

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism by Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr.

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Monday
May202013

Reviews: Inventing the Buddha 

Reviewed by Annabella Pitkin

Imagine opening a book about what we would today call Buddhism and read­ing that it is an Egyptian religion and that the Buddha was a former Egyptian priest exiled from his country during a Persian invasion twenty-three hundred years ago. Or think of reading, in a different treatise on the Buddha, that “We are compelled therefore to believe... that Buddha and [the Norse god] Woden are the same deity, and consequently that the theology of the Gothic and Saxon tribes was a modification of Buddhism...”

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