Richard H. Robinson, Willard L. Johnson ; assisted by Kathryn Tsai, Shinzen Young
This book should be of interest to undergraduate courses in religion and philosophy.
Note on linguistics. The Buddhism of South Asia. Introduction. Gautama's enlightenment. The Buddha as teacher. Development of Indian Buddhism. Beginnings of Mahayana Buddhism in India. Soteriology and pantheon of the Mahayana. Buddhist tantra. Facets of later Indian Buddhism. The development of Buddhism outside India. The Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Buddhism in the Tibetan culture area. East Asian Buddhism. Buddhism comes west. Appendix. Glossary. Selected readings. An overview of the Buddhist scriptures. Concept index. Subject and name index.