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Precept and practice: traditional Buddhism in the rural highlands of Ceylon, by Richard F. Gombrich.

Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971.
ISBN 9780198265252, 0198265255

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
LIB stacks
BL1445.C4 G6 Available Request
Mullen Library stacks
BLQ 356 .G63 P7 Available Request
Subjects Buddhism -- History -- To ca. 100 A.D.
Buddhism -- Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka -- Religious life and customs.
Description xiv, 366 pages 23 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-355).
Contents 1. Sinhalese Buddhism -- orthodox or syncretistic? -- 2. The basic vocabulary of Buddhism -- 3. The Buddha -- The Buddha's biography -- The Buddha as worshipped: Man or god? -- 4. A sketch of the universe as seen from Migala -- Causation -- The contents of the universe -- Attempts to influence non-human beings -- Summary -- 5. Total responsibility in theory and practice -- 6. The ethic of intention -- 7. The monastic ideal and the decline of Buddhism -- 8. Caste in the monastery -- 9. Conclusion.
Geographic Area Sri Lanka
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm01164957
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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