2500 Years of Buddhism
Author: Prof. P.Y. Bapat
Keywords: Buddhism; P.Y. Bapat; Indian_Philosophy_Collection
Book contributor: Sabyasachi Mishra
- India and Buddhism
- Origin of Buddhism
- Life and Teachings
- Four Buddhist Councils
- Asoka and the Expansion of Buddhism
- Principal Schools and Sects of Buddhism
- Buddhist Literature
- Buddhist Education
- Some Great Buddhists After Asoka
- Chinese Travellers
- A Brief Survey of Buddhist Art
- Places of Buddhist Interest
- Later Modifications of Buddhism
- Buddhist Studies in Recent Times
- Buddhism in the Modern World
- In Retrospect
The book gives a short account of Buddhism in the last 2500 years. The foreword for the book was written by Dr. Radhakrishnan, world renowned philosopher. The book contains 16 chapters and about one hundred articles written by eminent Buddhist scholars from India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal.
Buddhism is a way of life of purity in thinking speaking and acting. This book gives an account of Buddhism not only in India but also in other countries of the East. Detailed and insightful glimpse into the different schools and sects of Buddhism find a place in this book. Buddhist ideas on education and the prevailing state of Buddhism as revealed by their Chinese pilgrims who visited India during that times are other components of the book. Chapters on Buddhist art in India and abroad and places of Buddhist interest are also included to give it a holistic perspective.
The spirit of Buddha comes alive in the book and enlightens the readers with his teaching so essential now for peace in the strife-torn world.