Hermann Oldenberg was a German scholar of Indology, and Professor at Kiel ( ) and Göttingen (). Contents. 1 Work; 2 Selected publications; 3 References; 4 Further reading; 5 External links. Work[edit]. Oldenberg’s study on Buddhism, entitled Buddha: Sein Leben, seine. Oldenberg has examined the original teaching of Buddha, shown that the cardinal tenets of the pessimism which he preached are “the truth of suffering and the. Buy Buddha: His Life, His Doctrine, His Order by Hermann Oldenberg (Hardcover ) online at Lulu. Visit the Lulu Marketplace for product details, ratings, and.

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In order to better understand Buddhism from a scholarly viewpoint, Oldenberg goes back to the Aryan religion based on the Vedas. Since the Buddha was raised in the Brahmanic culture, those beliefs will have a natural influence on the development of Buddhist belief.

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After exploring the roots of Buddhism, Oldenberg moves on to detailing the life of the Buddha and eventually introduces the basic tenets of the Buddhist religion. Throughout, Oldenberg contends that Buddhism is an essentially pessimistic philosophy, which modern readers and Buddhists may find controversial. Suitable for anyone interested in Buddhism, this book is a scholarly work that remains accessible to the lay reader. His translations of Buddhist texts are still published today, including Vedic Hymns and The Religion of the Vedas Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


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