Buddhism & Bahá'í Faith
An introduction to the Bahá'í Faith for those of the Tharavada Buddhist tradition.
Over the course of thousands of years there have been from time to time and in different parts of the world a small number of fully-enlightened ones. Their mission has been to guide humanity in its spiritual and social affairs. Bahá'ís believe that Bahá'u'lláh was the most recent of these teachers.
Many of the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh are similar to those of Lord Buddha. Buddhism and the Bahá'í Faith examines these teachings, particularly:
- The Dhamma: Ethical and Moral Teachings
- The Metaphysical Teachings
- The Sangha: The Social Teachings
- The Vinaya: Laws, Rituals and Festivals
as well as considering the prophecies of the Buddha, the life of Bahá'u'lláh, and the history of the Bahá'í Faith.
Author: Dr. Moojan Momen.
Format: 128 pages, 21.6 x 14.0 cm (8.5 x 5.5 in).
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1995.
About Moonjan Momen
Moojan Momen was born in Iran but was raised and educated in England, attending the University of Cambridge. He has a special interest in the study of Shi'i Islam and the Bahá'í Faith, both from the viewpoint of their history and their doctrines. In recent years, his interests have extended to the study of the phenomenon of religion.
He has contributed articles to encyclopaedias such as Encyclopaedia Iranica and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World as well as papers to academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East Studies, Past and Present, Religion, Baha'i Studies Review, and Iranian Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.