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Non-Christian Religious Systems.

BUDDHISM:

BEING

A SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS

OF GAUTAMA, THE BUDDHA.

BY

T. W. RHYS DAVIDS, M.A. PH.D.
OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW, AUTHOR OF “BUDDHIST
BIRTH STORIES," “ BUDDHIST SUTTAS," "HIBBERT LECTURES, 1881," ETC.

WITH MAP.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
THE COMMITTEE OF GENERAL LITERATURE AND EDUCATION
APPOINTED BY THE SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING

CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE,

TWELFTH THOUSAND. REVISED THROUGHOUT.

LONDON:
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE,
NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE, CHARING Cross, W.C. ;

43, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, E.C.

BRIGHTON: 135, NORTH STREET.
New YORK: E. & J. B. YOUNG & CO.

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(15 Jan, 1988

LIBRARY
Mrs, lieroerd plushman

CHAPTER 1.-INTRODUCTION.
Statistics of Buddhism, 3; of other religions, 6; extent of the

subject and limits of this work, 8; sources of information,
9; authorities relating to the life of Gautama, 11; estimate of

their value, 15.
APPENDIX : 'List of the Pitakas, 18; size of the Pitakas, 19.

CHAPTER II.—THE LIFE OF GAUTAMA (PART I.).
The Āryans in the sixth century B.C., 22; the Sākyas, 25;

Gautama's birth, 26; his names, 27; his marriage, 28; the
four visions, 29; birth of his son Rāhula, 30; he abandons
his home, 31; studies under the Brahmans, 33 ; his self-
mortification, 34; he gives up penance, and his disciples
desert him, 35; the temptation, 36; the victory, the attain.
ment of Buddha-hood, 39; the after-doubt, 41 ; his meeting
with Upaka, 42; reception by his former disciples, 43; the
foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness, 45; the first

sermon, 47 ; the first converts, 49.
APPENDIX : Gautama's wife and relations, 50.

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CHAPTER IV.-THE ESSENTIAL DOCTRINES OF BUDDHISM.
The Pitakas, our oldest authority, 86; ultimate facts, 87; this

Skandhas, 90; Buddhism denies the existence of the soid,
93; transmigration, 99; Karma, 101; the Four Truths, 106;

the Four Paths, 108; the Ten Fetters, 109; Nirvāna, 110.
APPENDIX : Passages in which Nirvāna is mentioned, 120.

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