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Buddhas and Buddhisms

Powers, Chester (John)


In the middle of the first millennium BCE in India, there were a number of movements of ascetics who sought th liberate the self or soul from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth through various combinations of meditation and physical regimens designed to eliminate attachment to the world. Siddhartha Gautama - referred to by Buddhists as 'Buddha', meaning 'Awakened One', began to teach others and created an order of monks and nuns, and following his death his monastic and lay followers spread...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Buddhist World
DOI: 10.4324/9781315688114-10


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