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I vow to realise the unsurpassed path of the Buddha. (Link to 3th Truth) Foundation of the Mahayana Path, these vows say. 'Whatever the highest perfection of the human heart-mind may I realise it for the benefit of all that lives!' Alternate meanings are given as the original Pali has shades of meaning not available in one English word. 1. The eldest son, followed by the eldest family members, place their foreheads against the hearse and follows it. An outline of recent Buddhist developments in Germany", in: Religion Today - A Journal of Contemporary Religions, 7, 1, 1991, pp. 1-4. [overview, information given on the German 'Buddhist confession'] Baumann, Martin, Deutsche Buddhisten: Geschichte und Gemeinschaften, Marburg: Diagonal 1993, 441 p.; 2nd enlarged ed. 1995, 465 p. [detailed and comprehensive study of the historical development of Buddhism in Germany, counting about 200 centres and groups in 1991; specialising on processes of adaptation; sociological analysis of the membership; theoretical contextualisation within the topic of religious change] Baumann, Martin, Der buddhistische Orden Arya Maitreya Mandala: Religionswissenschaftliche Darstellung einer westlich-buddhistischen Gemeinschaft, series of Remid, Marburg: Diagonal-Verlag 1994, 38 p. [outline of the history and organisation, the doctrines and practices of the AMM with special reference to the German situation; includes an interview with Advayavajra] Baumann, Martin, "The Transplantation of Buddhism to Germany - Processive Modes and Strategies of Adaptation", in: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, 6, 1, 1994, pp. 35-61. [theoretical sketch of processes and patterns which occur while transplanting a religious tradition into an alien cultural milieu] Baumann, Martin, "Ein buddhistisches Denkmal auf Sylt", in: Lotusblaetter, 2, 1994, pp. 24-26; English version available. [historical article on a former Buddhist monument, erected by Paul Dahlke, on the North Sea island of Sylt; one picture] Baumann, Martin, "Adapting a Religion in a Foreign Culture: Rationalistic Interpretations of Buddhism in Germany", in: Everding, Ulrich (ed.), Buddhism and Christianity: Interactions between East and West, Proceedings of the Symposium 18.-20.12.1993 in Kandy (Sri Lanka), Colombo: Goethe Institut Colombo 1995, pp. 72-100, two charts. [sketch of historical and contemporary developments of Buddhism in Europe; analysis of rationalist interpretation of Buddhist teaching by German Buddhists; on conceptual interaction between East - West/ Buddhism - Christianity] Baumann, Martin (ed.), Helmut Klar: Zeitzeuge zur Geschichte des Buddhismus in Deutschland, No. 11 of the series of the research project "Buddhist Modernism", Konstanz: University of Konstanz 1995, 158 p. (also entirely online available) [life portrait of a German Theravada-Buddhist, born 1914; collection of nine historical and 'Buddhist-practical' articles on Buddhism in Austria and Germany; interview, text of recitation; 11 old pictures] Baumann, Martin, "Analytische Rationalisten und romantische Sucher: Motive der Konversion zum Buddhismus in Deutschland", in: Zeitschrift fuer Missionswissenschaft und Religionswissenschaft, 79, 3, 1995, pp. 207-225. [analyses the social background and the motives for conversion of German Buddhists around the turn of the century; likewise looks at the contemporary picture] Baumann, Martin, "Die DBU in historischem Kontext und internationalem Vergleich", in: Lotusblaetter, 3, 1995, pp. 35-38. [historic outline of the predecessors of the German Buddhist Union, founded 1955; comparative survey of similar developments in Europe, USA and Australia] Baumann, Martin, "Buddhismus als Beispiel von 'importierter Religion'", in: Lebensreform.

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