Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2 by Charles Eliot

Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

By Charles Eliot

  • Release Date: 1931-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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Buddhism is that which follows the reign of A soka, but the enquirer cannot grope for long in these dark ages without stumbling upon the word Mahayana. This is the name given to a movement which in its various phases may be regarded as a philosophical school, a sect and a church, and though it is not always easy to define its relationship to other schools and sects it certainly became a prominent aspect of Buddhism in India about the beginning of our era besides achieving enduring triumphs in the Far East.

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