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Weekly Buddhism Issue 9

Issue #9 ($1.25)

  • Killing the Buddha
  • Posture and Numb Legs
  • Jataka Tales VIII: A Measure of Rice
  • CD Review: Buddha Moon
  • Buddhism and Homosexuality
  • Koan: Stingy in Teaching
  • Koan: Joshu’s Mu
  • Special included eBook: Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodous (44 Page Bonus)

This week I have included the book “Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodous. This was written way back before Communism took over in China. It’s interesting to see how much things have changed, and it’s also fascinating to read this Christian Missionary Academic’s take on Buddhism.


  • Introduction
  • The Entrance of Buddhism into China
  • The Establishment of Buddhism as the predominating Religion of China
  • Buddhism and the Peasant
  • Buddhism and the Family
  • Buddhism and Social Life
  • Buddhism and Future Life
  • The Spiritual Values Emphasized by Buddhism in China
  • Present-Day Buddhism
  • The Christian Approach to Buddhists
  • Appendices: Suggested Readings and Sources
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