Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism

Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism

Item Code: IDC899
Author: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 8121509785
Pages: 416
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 6.0" x 7.6"
From the Jacket:

Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism of Dr. Suzuki is one of the finest introductory manuals to date on Mahayana school of Buddhism. As an introductory essays, Dr. Suzuki has endeavoured, within the limitations space, to be as comprehensive as is possible. Written in a style that is lucid, transparent and easy to read, the book sets out to present the most intricate and complex Mahayana philosophical doctrines in such a manner that an average reader can grasp them. In this noble mission the author has greatly succeeded.

(Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki was Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at the Otani University, Kyoto)


1. A general characterisation of Buddhism
2. Historical characterisation of Mahayanism
3. Practice and speculation
4. Classification of knowledge
5. Bhutatathata (Suchness)
6. The Tathagata-Garbha and the Alayavijnana
7. The theory of non-atman or non-ego
8. Karma
9. The Dharmakaya
10. The doctrine of Trikaya
11. The Bodhisattva
12. Ten stages of Bodhisattvahood

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