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The way of the Buddha 

The way of the Buddha

What is generally understood by Buddhism will be found to differ greatly from the way q/f emancipation here set forth. And for this reason: Unlike all other religions, 

Buddhism began without God and without prayer and ended in becoming a most elaborate system of polytheism with a superstitious multiplication of collects. Up to the time of Asoka, about 250 B.C., it seems to have remained comparatively pure; but by the thirteenth century A.D., when the revival of Brahmanism drove it from India, it had assumed in other countries so many new features as to be hardly recognisable* I Nor should this be a matter for a great surprise.*

When an essentially Aryan religion or system of philosophy is transplanted to Turanian lands it is not to be expected that it will remain unchanged. 

The contrast between the teaching of Christ and of His apostles, and the Christianity of Rome in the Middle Ages is indeed great, but the difference between the Buddhism of Tibet and the Dharma of Sakya- Muni is greater still. The history of the faith in all the lands in which it has taken root is far too vast a subject for our present purpose

"Samskrt and Pâli texts of works translated or referred to in this treatise": p. 89-132

the book details :
  • Author: Herbert Baynes
  • Publication date:  1914
  • Company: London, J. Murray

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