By Richard Cohen
The overwhelming majority of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha utilizing the be aware enlightened, instead of woke up. This bias has ended in Buddhism turning into normally perceived because the eponymous faith of enlightenment.
Beyond Enlightenment is a worldly learn of a few of the underlying assumptions concerned with the learn of Buddhism (especially, yet no longer solely, within the West). It investigates the tendency of so much students to flooring their examine of Buddhism in those specific assumptions in regards to the Buddha’s enlightenment and a selected knowing of faith, that is traced again via Western orientalists to the Enlightenment and the Protestant Reformation.
Placing a different emphasis on Indian Buddhism, Richard Cohen adeptly creates a piece that would entice people with an curiosity in Buddhism and India and in addition students of faith and history.