What the Buddha Taught

What the Buddha Taught Author Walpola Rahula
ISBN-10 0802198104
Year 2007-12-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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This comprehensive, compact, lucid, and faithful account of the Buddha’s teachings persistently enjoys great popularity in colleges, universities, and theological schools both here and abroad. “An exposition of Buddhism conceived in a resolutely modern spirit.”—from the Foreword. “For years,” says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, “the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.” A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali texts, including the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.

What the Buddha Taught

What the Buddha Taught Author Walpola Rahula
ISBN-10 9781780740003
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Oneworld Publications
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This clear and informative guide draws on the words spoken by the Buddha to convey the true nature of Buddhist wisdom. It also features an illustrative section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada, a glossary of Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography.

In the Buddha s Words

In the Buddha s Words Author Bodhi
ISBN-10 9780861714919
Year 2005-07-28
Pages 485
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from "The Human Condition" to "Mastering the Mind" to "The Planes of Realization." Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha's words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.

An Introduction to Buddhism

An Introduction to Buddhism Author Peter Harvey
ISBN-10 9780521859424
Year 2013
Pages 521
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Extensively revised and updated, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Buddhism in Asia and the West.

The Heritage of the Bhikkhu

The Heritage of the Bhikkhu Author Walpola Rahula
ISBN-10 0802198112
Year 2007-12-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Walpola Rahula's What the Buddha Taught is a perennial backlist bestseller and has proven to be an indispensable guide to beginning Buddhism. It is renowned for its authoritative, clear, logical, and comprehensive approach. The Heritage of the Bhikkhu is a vivid account of the Buddhist's monk's role as a servant to people's needs as a follower and teacher of the basic Buddhist principles. In this fascinating and informative volume, the author emphasizes Buddhism as a practical doctrine for daily living and spiritual perfection and not simply a monastic discipline. The Heritage of the Bhikkhu is a pioneering work that deserves to stand with the author's earlier masterpiece.

Being Good

Being Good Author Xingyun
ISBN-10 UVA:X030121340
Year 1998
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher Weatherhill, Incorporated
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The aim of this book is simple: to invite readers to consider what it means to lead a good life, and to offer practical advice, based on the Buddhist teachings, as to how this can be accomplished. In each of more than thirty brief essays, Master Hsing Yun treats a specific moral or ethical issue, using quotations from the rich treasury of the Buddhist scriptures as a point of departure for his discussion. Among the topics he considers are control of the body and of speech, overcoming greed, ending anger, patience under insult, how to manage wealth, how to get along with others, what it means to practice Buddhism, and the blessings and joys of that practice. The Buddhist precepts are introduced as guideposts along this path of liberation, and friendship, gratitude, and service to others are presented as essential elements of a common quest to discover and to embody our innate goodness and humanity.

The Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path Author Bhikkhu Bodhi
ISBN-10 9789552401169
Year 2010-12-01
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher Buddhist Publication Society
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The Buddha's teachings center around two basic principles. One is the Four Noble Truths, in which the Buddha diagnoses the problem of suffering and indicates the treatment necessary to remedy this problem. The other is the Noble Eightfold Path, the practical discipline he prescribes to uproot and eliminate the deep underlying causes of suffering. The present book offers, in simple and clear language, a concise yet thorough explanation of the Eightfold Path. Basing himself solidly upon the Buddha's own words, the author examines each factor of the path to determine exactly what it implies in the way of practical training. Finally, in the concluding chapter, he shows how all eight factors of the path function in unison to bring about the realization of the Buddhist goal: enlightenment and liberation.

The Art of Living

The Art of Living Author William Hart
ISBN-10 9781928706731
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher Pariyatti
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This is the classic introduction to Vipassana meditation: a full-length study of the teaching of S. N. Goenka, prepared under his guidance and with his approval. Useful for meditators and non-meditators alike. This was the first book to appear in English that accurately describes the practice of Vipassana at length for the general reader. It includes stories by Goenkaji as well as answers to students questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.

Buddhism Goes to the Movies

Buddhism Goes to the Movies Author Ronald Green
ISBN-10 9781135019938
Year 2013-12-04
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Buddhism Goes to the Movies: Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice explains the basics of Buddhist philosophy and practice through a number of dramatic films from around the world. This book introduces readers in a dynamic way to the major traditions of Buddhism: the Theravāda, and various interrelated Mahāyāna divisions including Zen, Pure Land and Tantric Buddhism. Students can use Ronald Green’s book to gain insights into classic Buddhist themes, including Buddhist awakening, the importance of the theory of dependent origination, the notion of no-self, and Buddhist ideas about life, death and why we are here. Contemporary developments are also explored, including the Socially Engaged Buddhism demonstrated by such figures as the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other Buddhist activists. Finally, comparisons between filmic expressions of Buddhism and more traditional artistic expressions of Buddhism—such as mandala drawings—are also drawn. An important addition to any introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice, Buddhism Goes to the Movies is an excellent way to bring Buddhist thought, history, and activity to the uninitiated and interested reader.

Buddhist Philosophy

Buddhist Philosophy Author William Edelglass
ISBN-10 0199716552
Year 2009-04-21
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The Buddhist philosophical tradition is vast, internally diverse, and comprises texts written in a variety of canonical languages. It is hence often difficult for those with training in Western philosophy who wish to approach this tradition for the first time to know where to start, and difficult for those who wish to introduce and teach courses in Buddhist philosophy to find suitable textbooks that adequately represent the diversity of the tradition, expose students to important primary texts in reliable translations, that contextualize those texts, and that foreground specifically philosophical issues. Buddhist Philosophy fills that lacuna. It collects important philosophical texts from each major Buddhist tradition. Each text is translated and introduced by a recognized authority in Buddhist studies. Each introduction sets the text in context and introduces the philosophical issues it addresses and arguments it presents, providing a useful and authoritative guide to reading and to teaching the text. The volume is organized into topical sections that reflect the way that Western philosophers think about the structure of the discipline, and each section is introduced by an essay explaining Buddhist approaches to that subject matter, and the place of the texts collected in that section in the enterprise. This volume is an ideal single text for an intermediate or advanced course in Buddhist philosophy, and makes this tradition immediately accessible to the philosopher or student versed in Western philosophy coming to Buddhism for the first time. It is also ideal for the scholar or student of Buddhist studies who is interested specifically in the philosophical dimensions of the Buddhist tradition.

Buddhism

Buddhism Author Kevin Trainor
ISBN-10 0195173988
Year 2004
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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In this strikingly illustrated and authoritative volume, readers have an introduction to one of the world's greatest living faiths. 200 color photos, maps & drawings.

The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching

The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching Author Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN-10 9781101905739
Year 2015-07-22
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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“If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.” – Richard Baker-roshi In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy – all qualities of enlightenment. Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike. “Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama “Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet.” – Robert Lowell From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada Author Gil Fronsdal
ISBN-10 9781590306062
Year 2008-01-11
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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The Dhammapada is the most revered sacred text in the Buddhist world. Attributed to the Buddha himself, the inspirational verses that comprise it convey the fundamental Buddhist teachings with great power and simplicity, and with an appeal that extends far beyond Buddhism. As a scholar, meditator, and Dharma teacher, Gil Fronsdal offers a depth of appreciation and reverence for the text that is informed by both academic rigor and the sincerity born from years of spiritual practice.

A Buddhist Bible

A Buddhist Bible Author Dwight Goddard
ISBN-10 9788892658486
Year 2017-04-06
Pages
Language en
Publisher Youcanprint
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Another fundamental guide to the Buddhist philosophy and conception of Buddhist philosophy and understanding of the world. Microcosmos and Macrocosmos.

Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion

Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion Author Steven M. Cahn
ISBN-10 0195171004
Year 2005
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Organised around ten of the most widely read texts in the field which serve as a framework for a variety of accessible contemporary essays that are also includedEditor Steven M. Cahn has annotated each text to clarify all unfamiliar referencesProvides introductions that contain biographical profiles of the authors and philosophical commentaries on their writings