Pronunciation Guide

This guide gives an accepted pronunciation as simply as possible. Syllables are separated by a space and those that are stressed are printed in italics. Letters are pronounced in the usual manner for English unless they are clarified in the following list:

a

flat

ă

about (unaccented vowel)

ah

father

ai

there

ay

say

ear

near

ee

see

i

pity

ō

no

oo

food

Abhidharma:

ă bee dahr

abhiseka:

ă bee shay

ahimsa:

ah him

Amidabutsu:

ă mee dă boot soo

anatman:

ăn aht măn

anitya:

ăn ee tyah

arhant:

ahr hant

atman:

aht măn

Bodhisattva:

bō dee saht vah

Brahman:

brah măn

brahmins:

brah minz

Dalai Lama:

dahl ee lahm ah

dana:

dah

Dhyana Buddha:

dee ahn ă boo

dorje:

dōr jay

duhkha:

doo

ghanta:

gahn

guru:

goo roo

Jatakas:

jah tă kăz

karma:

kahr

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Foreword 7
  • Preface 9
  • Chronology of Buddhism 10
  • 1 - Introduction: Three Vignettes 13
  • 2 - The Roots of Buddhism 28
  • 3 - The Early Historical Development of Buddhism 45
  • 4 - Modern Buddhism: Many Paths, One Goal 64
  • 5 - Buddhism and the Challenge of the Modern World 82
  • 6 - Buddhism in the Twenty-First Century: Old Wine in New Bottles 105
  • Glossary 115
  • Pronunciation Guide 120
  • List of Festivals 122
  • Suggested Further Reading 124
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