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Dharma as Man - A Myth of Jesus in Buddhist Lands

By Lindsay Falvey

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Book Id: WPLBN0002170102
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Reproduction Date: 2008

Title: Dharma as Man - A Myth of Jesus in Buddhist Lands  
Author: Lindsay Falvey
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Religion, Buddhism-Christianity
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Philosophy
Historic
Publication Date:
2008
Publisher: Uni-Verity Press
Member Page: Lindsay Falvey

Description
Dharma as Man is an ancient story read each evening by an old man to his young son as they sit on a veranda in rural India. They read of a wise man, of the myths that grew up about him according to customs of storytellers of that era. They trace his attempts to relate his journey of personal development to live within the rhythm of the cosmos. It is a universal tale condensed to combine the world’s stories, which renders Jesus life into Buddhist concepts in an ancient Indian setting. It is not a religious book, and so will appeal to open-minded Atheists, Animists, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Judaists, Muslims, Taoists … and Zoroastrians. Its fluid style is uninterrupted by the copious endnotes and glossary which discretely indicate sources and translated ideas that add multiple layers to the saga. The life of this enlightened Dharma is our own essential psychological path told through the gospel stories freed from God and dogma. Lindsay Falvey was a Dean of the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge who holds various posts, degrees and awards. He writes on spiritual themes, and in his professional fields of international food, agriculture and environmental awareness.

Table of Contents
Contents Page Acknowledgements vi One Great Story 2 Our Hero Enters Our World 8 Growing in Spirit 17 Symbols of Transcendence 23 Explaining Old Stories 30 Living the Truth 41 The Great Therapist 57 Fellow-Wayfarers 66 Mara in Our Midst 74 Returning Home 87 Homespun Wisdom 104 Wandering with Wisdom 121 The City of Peace 135 The Fête of Liberation 154 Rolling the Wheel of Truth 167 Death to Delusion 181 Reborn in Reality 188 Conditioned Life 198 Glossary: Some Etymologies of Names and Places 201 Endnotes 221 Authors Comment: How to Read this Book 236 A Note on Historicity 247

 

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