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A Story of Buddhist Theology

by Paul Carus


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This is a short story set in the first century CE during the height of Buddhism in India. Carus uses the story as a frame to discuss Buddhist concepts of God, non-violence and religious tolerance. Carus, the proprietor of Open Court Press, was a prolific author on Buddhism, Taoism, philosophy, and other topics, many of which also appear at this site.

Title Page
The Ordination
The Novice
The God Problem
Kevaddha's Story
The Confession
King Kanishka
The Conspiracy
The Man-Eating Tiger
The Buddhist Abbot and the Brahman
The Parable of the Elephant
The Double Wedding