By Richard Cohen
The overwhelming majority of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha utilizing the be aware enlightened, instead of woke up. This bias has ended in Buddhism changing into commonly perceived because the eponymous faith of enlightenment.
Beyond Enlightenment is a cosmopolitan learn of a few of the underlying assumptions focused on the examine of Buddhism (especially, yet no longer completely, within the West). It investigates the tendency of so much students to flooring their learn of Buddhism in those specific assumptions concerning the Buddha’s enlightenment and a selected knowing of faith, that's traced again via Western orientalists to the Enlightenment and the Protestant Reformation.
Placing a different emphasis on Indian Buddhism, Richard Cohen adeptly creates a piece that might entice people with an curiosity in Buddhism and India and in addition students of faith and history.
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