How Buddhism Began

Author: Richard F. Gombrich
Subtitle: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings
No of Pages: 200
Edition: 2nd
Year of Publication: 2006
File Size: 670 KB
Permission: Sourced from A Handful of Leaves Library (
Blurb: The author elaborates on two concepts. First, that we cannot understand the Buddha unless we understand that he was debating with other religious teachers, notably Brahmins. Second concept concerns the Buddha’s use of metaphor, allegory and literalism.
Notes: Index. Bibliography.