Humanistic Buddhism represents a return to the principals laid down by the Buddha. Humanistic Buddhism recognizes the Buddha lived in the human world and taught the Dharma in the human world, and that Buddhism should be for human beings. Humanistic Buddhism is Buddhism that is timeless, joyful, altruistic and life affirming.
In celebration of Fo Guang Shan's 50th anniversary, Humanistic Buddhism: Holding True to the Original Intents of Buddha is the latest book by Venerable Master Hsing Yun and translated by Venerable Miao Guang. Printed in full-color and complete with appendices and an index, these 400 pages offer an understanding of the philosophy behind Humanistic Buddhism. Through the comprehensive examination of Buddhism through its history, concepts, development and the Buddha’s life, we infer several principles. Buddhism is the Buddha’s original teachings for the human world. It is Humanistic Buddhism.
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1. My Understanding of Humanistic Buddhism
2. Chapter 1: Overview
3. Chapter 2: Humanistic Lifestyle of the Buddha
4. Chapter 3: Core Concepts of Humanistic Buddhism
5. Chapter 4: Development of Buddhism in China
6. Chapter 5: Contemporary Development of Humanistic Buddhism
7. Chapter 6: Conclusion
8. Appendix One - Chronology of Buddha's Life
9. Appendix Two - List of Titles