Kindness and Compassion as Means to Nirvana

Fifth Gonda lecture

Gombrich, R.F.

1998 | 28 pages | ISBN 90-6984-225-4 | free

In this book the author argues that that the conventional view of the Buddha's message and his place in the history of world religion is wrong: that far from preaching that the only solution to life's problems lay in eliminating emotion, he was the person who found a way to salvation through emotion, albeit emotion purified of selfishness.