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Buddhism Transformed: Religious Change in Sri Lanka
In this study a social and cultural anthropologist and a specialist in the study of religion pool their talents to examine recent changes in popular religion in Sri Lanka. As the Sinhalas themselvesExpand
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Assessing the evidence.
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  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Occasional paper
  • 8 January 2009
Unfortunately, nowadays students are taught that when they embark on research they first have to learn methodology, and that when they write up that research they should start by explaining theirExpand
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Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo
Acknowledgements and Recommendations for Further Reading 1. Introduction 2. Gotama Buddha's Problem Situation 3. The Buddha's Dhamma 4. The Sangha's Discipline 5. The Accomodation between BuddhismExpand
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How Buddhism Began: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings
1. Debate, Skill in Means, Allegory and Literalism 2. How, not What: Kamma as a Reaction to Brahminism 3. Metaphor, Allegory, Satire 4. Retracing an Ancient Debate: how insight worsted concentrationExpand
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What the Buddha Thought
PrefaceBackground InformationChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: More about karma, and its social contextChapter 3: The antecedents of the karma doctrine in brahminismChapter 4: Jain antecedentsChapterExpand
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The Consecration of a Buddhist Image
Sinhalese Buddhists state that their religion was founded by the Buddha, who was a human being and is now dead. Cognitively this position is held by every Buddhist from the most learned monk to theExpand
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Precept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon.
Introduction - aims and scope of the book the problem - religious change why Ceylon? history, geography and economy of Ceylon field-work and presentation Sinhalese Buddhism - orthodox orExpand
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