Dhamma Aboard Evolution - Canonical Study of Aggañña Sutta in relation to Science
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The Breakthrough Research on the Aggañña Sutta by the well-known US Fulbright & Canadian Scholar Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri, now expanded into a Book. The Aggaña Sutta has been characterized by Western scholars as ‘satire’ and ‘parody’. But this research shows how the Buddha is outlining the Universe, and the evolution of human society.

The Breakthrough Research on the Aggañña Sutta by the well-known US Fulbright & Canadian Scholar Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri, now expanded into a Book.

The Aggaña Sutta has been characterized by Western scholars as ‘satire’ and ‘parody’. But this research shows how the Buddha is outlining the Universe, and the evolution of human society.

BUDDHA’S UNIVERSE COMPATIBLE WITH WESTERN SCIENCE.

“… a unique insight into Gotama Buddha’s putative scientific insight…”

- Prof. Bruce Mathews, Dean of Arts at Acadia University, Canada.

 

“…a monumental presentation … I wish to express my great appreciation of his work” - Bhante Punnaji Mahathero (formerly of Toronto Mahavihara).

 

“… a novel interpretation….a significant contribution to the study of not only this text,, but the mythological underpinnings of Buddhism.” - Ajahn Punnadhammo Mahathero.

“… profound interdisciplinary knowledge..” - Prof. Emerita Lily de Silva, Sri Lanka.

“goes into areas I’ve never seen explored before in Buddhist scholarship”

- Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, British Biologist.

Press Release

Nalanda Publishing Canada

 

Oct 13 2014 

 

Download the e-book for free at

https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/66312

Arahant Mahinda - Redactor of the Buddhapujava in Sinhala Buddhism:

http://www.peoplecinema.com/video/33514/arahant-mahinda-redactor-of-the-buddhapujava-in.aspx

https://www.academia.edu/9922081/Religion_and_Sci-Spi_Science_of_Spirituality_

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Blog Author: PROF. SUWANDA H. J. SUGUNASIRI, BA (London), MA (Pennsylvania), MA, MEd, PhD (Toronto)
Born Sri Lanka in 1936, and coming to the US on a Fulbright-Smith Mundt Scholarship in 1964, he has been in Canada since 1967, except for a brief stay of 2 years, on the faculty of Vidyodaya University, Sri Lanka. Earning his doctorate in Canada, he has taught at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto, the Faculty of Education of University of Toronto, Trinity College and in Continuing Education. Founder of Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies (Canada) (1999), and of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies (2005), he has been a spokesperson for Buddhism in Canada.

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Yes, a great contribution to Buddhism! My appreciation to your effort!

devikag  5 years ago +1

A significant contribution to Buddhism! Thanks!

nimalg  5 years ago +1