Essay Topic 1
Describe the Theraveda tradition of Buddhism. Where is it practiced? How does it relate in doctrine and practice to ancient Buddhism?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism. How does it relate to the Theraveda tradition of Buddhism? How did it originate? Who practices this form of Buddhism?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the Indian renouncer tradition. What do people who undertake this tradition do? Why do they do this?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the three main activities that the wanderers and ascetics primarily engaged in. Why?
Essay Topic 5
Explain the brahmanical tradition. Where did the people who founded this tradition in India come from? What effect did they have on Indian society?
Essay Topic 6
Describe the life of the Buddha. What sort of family did he come from? How did he become the Buddha?
Essay Topic 7
Explain the role of Mara in Buddhism. What did he do...
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