The early schools

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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Beneath the Wheel
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The early schools

Post by Beneath the Wheel » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:29 pm

Is there a good book or article anyone can recommend that gives an overview of the early schools that came into being after the Buddha died? I am more interested in what is known about the differences in doctrine that started to appear and where they may have led (if anywhere).

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Re: The early schools

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:33 pm

Beneath the Wheel wrote:Is there a good book or article anyone can recommend that gives an overview of the early schools that came into being after the Buddha died? I am more interested in what is known about the differences in doctrine that started to appear and where they may have led (if anywhere).
Rupert Gethin's excellent THE FOUNDATIONS OF BUDDHISM.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: The early schools

Post by DNS » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:51 pm

Besides Tilt's good advice above, here is a short and quick outline from wikipedia:

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Re: The early schools

Post by daverupa » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:13 pm

Cross Currents in Early Buddhism, by S. N. Dube, is probably of interest.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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