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Gombrich

Postby Bugleberry » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:45 am

Are his books a good place to start for this forum?

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Re: Gombrich

Postby andre9999 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:30 pm

"What the Buddha Thought"? Sounds like I'm going to be heading to the library today.

Ben, you tricked me with your deleted post. :)

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Re: Gombrich

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:49 pm

Sorry Andre.
Yes, I do recommend "What the Buddha Thought". A very good friend gave me a copy as a gift. I also recommend another of his works: "How Buddhism Began: the conditioned genesis of the early teachings".
Have fun in the library!

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Re: Gombrich

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:02 pm

I liked those Gombrich's books, but it seems to me that their purpose is to argue for a particular thesis (or theses). Not that that is a bad thing, but the point is that they are not really a general introduction to early Buddhism.

For a general, modern, introduction to the early schools there are books such as:
Rupert Gethin, The Foundations of Buddhism (1998)

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Re: Gombrich

Postby pulga » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:12 pm

Books written about early Buddhism are interesting and entertaining, especially when like Gombrich's they are well written. But any historical approach to understanding the Dhamma is on shaky ground.

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Re: Gombrich

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Postby Bugleberry » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:45 pm

you folks are awesome, thanks
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Re: Gombrich

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:45 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Gombrich

Postby Bugleberry » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:26 am

no offense, but you guys are kind of going over my head now...and you're right, i will have to go to a library...are his books that rare? how long do posts stay open? i don't feel like i could say anything worthwhile to your responses 'til i've read at least one of the books you guys (or gals?) recommended...i mean, have fun with the topic 'n all, but i'm in the dust...i vow to get current asap...his name was on a book list at sit i go to under "scholarly" and it's the only one i recall...there might've been a Wynne too...
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Re: Gombrich

Postby IanAnd » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:31 am

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