History Of Buddhism

Genre:Buddhism, Arts
Language : English



About the Book

The Pag Sam Jon Zang by Sumpa-khampo was published by Sarat Chandra Das in 1908. Prof. G. Tucci praised it, saying that it was written with a careful and selective selection of older materials. Its goal is to provide as a summary of Tibetan historical traditions where myths and histories, the lives of saints and cosmic legends, political upheavals, and religious beliefs (lugs gnis) all collide. As he had access to a significant number of now-lost papers, the work's significance can be found in parts that are quoted from the works of multiple predecessors. The history of Buddhism in India is presented in the first section. It starts with the life of the Buddha and continues with the development of different schools of Buddhism, the lives of important thinkers and masters, the destruction of Nalanda and other monasteries, Siddhas, and the development of grammar, metaphysics, medicine, and poetry. A thorough table of contents enables quick access to any topic. The Tibetan text's English translation can be found in the Index at the conclusion, which provides a brief biography of each person, location, and monastery. Buddhism in Tibet's history is covered in the second section. The 26-page analytical table of contents provides a summary of all topics covered in the Tibetan text. It has long since been out of print. This reprint is a valuable resource for Buddhist studies in all of its varied facets, including art and philosophy, sociology, and history. It also features continuous pagination for easy reference and a freshly developed full index at the conclusion of section II. Sumpa-khampo describes how Buddhism has evolved over time, with new styles emerging as people make pilgrimages to satiate their spiritual longings.