|Foreword to the Original Edition ||vii|
|PART ONE: SAMSARA AND REBIRTH 1|
|2. Samsara and Rebirth11|
The Arena of the Structure and Duration of the World-System
(Lokadhatu); The Performers or the Modes of Existence (Gatis)
English Equivalents to Sanskrit Names; Diagrammatic Scheme
of the World-System
|PART TWO: THE LIFE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA 37|
The Lineage of Previous Buddhas; The Ripening of the Bodhisattva
Destined to Become the Buddha Sakyamuni
|5. The Birth and Youth of Sakyamuni Buddha46|
Early Life of Pleasure and Marriage; Intervention of the Gods and the
Great Renunciation; Teachers, Austerities, and Enlightenment
|6. Reestablishing the Ancient Path70|
The First Turning of the Wheel of the Doctrine at Benares; Growth of
the Early Samgha and Conversion of Sakyamuni's Family; A Long Life
of Wandering and Teaching; Devadatta's Schism, the Assembly at
Anavatapta, and the Deaths of Sariputra and Maudgalyayana
|7. The Last Journey and After111|
The Dharma Recitations at Rajagrhas; Mahakasyapa Awaits the Next
|8. The Buddha as Physician, the Dharma as Medicine129|
The Basic Formula of the Four Noble Truths (Aryasatya); The Brief
Meanings; Expanded Meanings; The Formula as Focus of Practice and
the Formula of Practical Technique; Two Phases of Gradual Progress;
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Book title: Fundamentals of Mainstream Buddhism.
Contributors: Eric Cheetham - Author.
Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle.
Place of publication: Boston.
Publication year: 1994.
Page number: v.
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