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The Creed of Buddha (Forgotten Books) [Paperback]

Edmond Holmes
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10 Dec 2007
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"The Creed of Buddha quickly established itself, upon publication, as a famous journey to explore the deeper meaning of Buddha's wonderful scheme of life, and to fathom the secret of his mysterious silence. Holmes uses subtle sympathy and imaginative insight to enter the thoughts of the great teacher.

A serious and sympathetic study of this famous book will provide the reader with the necessary understanding in his attempt to life the veil of Buddha's silence and interpret his unformulated creed." (Quote from vedamsbooks.com)

Table of Contents:

Publisher’s Preface; Preface; East And West; The Wisdom Of The East; The Path Of Life; The Teaching Of Buddha; A Misreading Of Buddha; The Silence Of Buddha; The Secret Of Buddha; The Bankruptcy Of Western Thought; Light From The East; Endnotes

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org

Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

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  • Paperback: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (10 Dec 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1605061085
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605061085
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,780,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Edmond Gore Alexander Holmes (1850-1936) was an educationalist, writer and poet who was born at Moycashel, co. Westmeath, Ireland. His The Creed of the Buddha (1908) is well known; he also wrote a pantheist text All is One: A Plea for a Higher Pantheism.

Words from his The Triumph of Love were set to music by the composer Charles Villiers Stanford, a friend.

He was also a schools inspector, rising to become chief inspector for elementary schools in 1905. He resigned in 1911, over a confidential memorandum criticising school inspectors who had formerly been elementary school teachers. This angered the teachers' union and it led to the downfall of Robert Morant the permanent secretary to the Board of Education when it became public. Holmes subsequent writings on education are taken as an early statement of 'progressive' and 'child-centred' positions, and are still cited. Later works come close to theosophy." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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Edmond Holmes has articulated everything I have felt about both Christianity and current state of Hinduism. I have never been as impressed by this book as any other book on Buddha. Holmes writes with scholarship, authority and sheer gut churning insights. It is a shame that he hasn't written more books on Buddha. His depth and range is amazing. He writes both with his 'head and heart, not just as a scholar.

If there is any book that could open up a dialogue between the East and the West, than surely this book would. Christians have always looked at the East with condescension and derision, never thinking that may be the east could give them new insights and a unique way of looking at nature, and make them aware of limitations of their own dogmas.

I will try to make as many people as possible aware of this book. It is a gem of a book, for all thinking people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interprestation of the Budha's thought by a deep thinker. 19 Dec 2013
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It is an old book, first published in 1908, but well worth reading. Before he wrote his book, Holmes read everything that had been published concerning Buddhism and ancient Indian spirituality during the age in which he lived. His thinking is original and brilliant, with no attempt to fit everything into the box of official interpretation. His conclusions may not conform with Buddhist orthodoxy, but he may understand the teachings of the Buddha as well or better than many of those who call themselves Buddhists. If you buy this book, read it carefully, in order to explore the depth of Holme's encounter with the Buddha.
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