The Monist (review date 1908)
SOURCE: A review of Outlines of Mahâyâna Buddhism, in The Monist, Vol. 18, 1908, pp. 477-78.
[In the following review, the critic finds Outlines of Mahâyâna Buddhism to be a “very good introduction to a more comprehensive treatise of the subject.”]
[Outlines of Mahâyâna Buddhism] is the first book ever written on Mahâyâna Buddhism which makes any claim to a systematic presentation of the subject. Hitherto European scholars of Buddhism were wont to treat Mahâyânism as a mere degenerated form of “Primitive Buddhism,” which is to-day represented by the Buddhism prevailing in Ceylon, Burma, Siam, and other Asiatic countries, and which is...
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