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Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby Paññāsikhara » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi

Didn't know where to put this, but have just finished reading Johannes Bronkhorst's book Buddhist Teaching in India, and am now on to Greater Magadha.
Just wondering if anybody else had read them or not, and was up for some discussion?
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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:18 pm

Haven't read and not familiar with him. Some background, maybe?

Are the books worth reading?

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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:52 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:43 am

Hi Bhante
I've had time to read the customer review of Greater Magadha on Amazon and it looks fascinating! I would love to be able to afford that book, but as Tilt says, at $US186, its out of my price range. On the other hand, Buddhist teaching in India might be less divorce-inducing!
Thanks for the recommendations Venerable!
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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby Paññāsikhara » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:11 am

Oh yeah, I forgot about the price tag on the big one, it is kind of scary! I've got the Uni library copy for now.
The Teaching one is very reasonable though. I'll maybe put a few highlights here, sometime later.
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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:55 am

Thank you Bhante!
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“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: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby seanpdx » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:18 pm

I've read most of "Buddhist Teachings", thinking about purchasing "Greater Magadha". Bronkhorst is great to read. If you've never read any of his work, you definitely should. He also wrote "The Two Traditions of Meditation in Ancient India", "The Buddha and the Jainas Reconsidered" (part of a back-and-forth with Gombrich), and "The Two Sources of Indian Asceticism", amongst others. "Buddhist Teachings" is an english translation of "Die buddhistische lehre" (2000). Swiss(?) uni professor. Where Gombrich more or less explains oddities in the canon via metaphor/allegory/skill-in-means, Bronkhorst sees considerable third-party influence (particularly via Jainism).

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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:37 am

Bronkhorst: "We, cautiously, opt for the general principle that the teaching that the acient discourses ascribe to the buddha can indeed be ascribed to him, pages 7-8 BUDDHIST TEACHING IN INDIA.

The book looks intersting and to be worth reading. I am not sure as I have poked through it that is is better than Gethin's better oraganized book that covers the same ground.

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Re: Bronkhorst: Greater Magadha, & Buddhist Teaching in India

Postby BlackBird » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:04 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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