In the Buddha s Words

In the Buddha s Words
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Author: Bodhi
Pages: 485
ISBN: 9780861714919
Release: 2005-07-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

In the Buddha s Words

In the Buddha s Words
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Author: Bodhi
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780861719969
Release: 2005-08-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

In the Buddha s Words

In the Buddha s Words
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Author: Bodhi
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780861719969
Release: 2005-08-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

The Suttanipata

The Suttanipata
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Author: Bodhi
Pages: 1616
ISBN: 9781614294542
Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This landmark volume in the Teachings of the Buddha series translates the Suttanipata, a text that matches the Dhammapada in its concise power and its centrality to the Buddhist tradition. Celebrated translator Bhikkhu Bodhi illuminates this text and its classical commentaries with elegant renderings and authoritative annotations. The Suttanipata, or “Group of Discourses” is a collection of discourses ascribed to the Buddha that includes some of the most popular suttas of the Pali Canon, among them the Discourse on Loving-Kindness Sutta. The suttas are primarily in verse, though several are in mixed prose and verse. The Suttanipata contains discourses that extol the figure of the muni, the illumined sage, who wanders homeless completely detached from the world. Other suttas, such as the Discourse on Downfall and the Discourse on Blessings, establish the foundations of Buddhist lay ethics. The last two chapters—the Atthakavagga (Chapter of Octads) and the Parayanavagga (The Way to the Beyond)—are considered to be among the most ancient parts of the Pali Canon. The Atthakavagga advocates a critical attitude toward views and doctrines. The Parayanavagga is a beautiful poem in which sixteen spiritual seekers travel across India to meet the Buddha and ask him profound questions pertaining to the highest goal. The commentary, the Paramatthajotika, relates the background story to each sutta and explains each verse in detail. The volume includes numerous excerpts from the Niddesa, an ancient commentary already included in the Pali Canon, which offers detailed expositions of each verse in the Atthakavagga, the Parayanavagga, and the Rhinoceros Horn Sutta. Translator Bhikkhu Bodhi provides an insightful, in-depth introduction, a guide to the individual suttas, extensive notes, a list of parallels to the discourses of the Suttanipata, and a list of the numerical sets mentioned in the commentaries.

Voice of the Buddha

Voice of the Buddha
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Author: Maria Heim
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780190906672
Release: 2018-09-12
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What would a Buddhist theory of texts look like through the lens of the 5th-century thinker Buddhaghosa? In Voice of the Buddha, Maria Heim reads from the principal commentator, editor, and translator of the Theravada intellectual tradition, yielding fresh insight into all three collections of the early Pali texts: Vinaya, the Suttas, and the Abhidhamma. Buddhaghosa considered the Buddha to be omniscient, the Buddha's words to be "oceanic." Every word, passage, book--indeed the corpus as a whole--is taken to be "endless and immeasurable" in Buddhaghosa's view. Commentarial practice thus requires disciplined methods of expansion, drawing out the endless possibilities for meaning and application. Heim considers Buddhaghosa's theories of texts, and follows his practices of exegesis to discover how he explored scripture's infinity. By examining the significance of the immeasurability of scripture in commentarial practice and as a general principle, this book offers new tools to understand the huge scriptural and commentarial literature of the Pali tradition. And by taking seriously a traditional commentator's theory of texts, it beckons us to learn from commentaries themselves how we might read and interpret them and the texts on which they comment.

Sayings of the Buddha

Sayings of the Buddha
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Author: Rupert Gethin
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9780192839251
Release: 2008-10-09
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture.

Buddhist Suttas for Recitation

Buddhist Suttas for Recitation
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Author: Bhante Gunaratana
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781614295129
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A lavishly produced book featuring carefully chosen selections from the Buddha’s teachings for use in recitation and reflection. Buddhist Suttas for Recitation provides everything you need to begin and maintain a practice of contemplative recitation and reflection. These practices will deepen your connection to the Buddha, strengthen your faith in the Path, and nurture your intellectual understanding of the Dhamma. This unique volume includes carefully chosen discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon—presented in inspiring and accessible English with accompanying Pali—that convey the essence of the Dhamma. The introductory material explains the relationship between meditation and devotional practice, offers instructions on setting up a home altar, and gives advice on how to use these texts to enhance your spiritual development.

The First Discourse of the Buddha

The First Discourse of the Buddha
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Author: Revatadhamma (Bhadanta.)
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9780861711048
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After enlightenment, the Buddha delivered his first discourse to five disciples in Deer Park, India. Known as the Four Noble Truths, this lesson forms the foundation and essence of all the Buddha's teachings. It contains all the necessary information and instruction for us to become free from suffering and gain insight into the truth of enlightenment. The First Discourse of the Buddha includes a history of the Buddha's life, background on Buddhism, and a contemporary translation of and commentary on the Four Noble Truths.

Great Disciples of the Buddha

Great Disciples of the Buddha
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Author: Nyanaponika,Hellmuth Hecker
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780861718641
Release: 2012-01-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series. Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume. Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns. When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include: Sariputta Nanda Mahamoggallana Mahakassapa Ananda Isidasi Anuruddha Mahakaccana Angulimala Visakha and many more. Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.

What the Buddha Taught

What the Buddha Taught
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Author: Walpola Rahula
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780802198105
Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This indispensable volume is a lucid and faithful account of the Buddha’s teachings. “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.” This edition contains a selection of illustrative texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.

Awakening of the Heart

Awakening of the Heart
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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781937006112
Release: 2012-01-17
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by a Zen Master and prolific author, is an essential complement to Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, a collection of meditation and mindful practices. Original.

Jesus and Buddha

Jesus and Buddha
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Author: Marcus Borg
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781646041183
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover the teachings of Jesus and Buddha with over 100 examples presented side by side to reveal striking similarities. A perfect book for anyone interested in Christianity, Buddhism, mindfulness, meditation, and all ways of seeking enlightenment. This stunning collection is perfect for those curious about the influential teachers, Jesus and Buddha, and their lessons of peace, love, patience, and kindness. Witness as two of the most holy beings meet in a thought-provoking encounter of the spirit. Compare the Bible verse: “Jesus knew all people and needed no one to testify about anyone; for he himself knew what was in everyone” (John 2.24-25) to the Buddhist scripture: “He was expert in knowing the thoughts and actions of living beings” (Vimalakirtinirdesha Sutra 2). Jesus and Buddha is a timeless testament to what makes us similar rather than different. This enlightening book also makes a great gift.

The Word Of The Buddha An Outline Of The Ethico Philosophical System Of The Buddha In The Words Of The Pali Canon Together With Explanatory Notes

The Word Of The Buddha  An Outline Of The Ethico Philosophical System Of The Buddha In The Words Of The Pali Canon  Together With Explanatory Notes
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Author: Bhikkhu Nyanatiloka
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9781473351196
Release: 2016-08-26
Editor: Read Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching

The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching
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Author: Nhất Hạnh (Thích)
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9780767903691
Release: 1999
Editor: Harmony

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Vietnamese monk clarifies the main principles of Buddhism, reveals its roles in creating joy and enlightenment, and encompasses every facet of Buddhist teaching, from the Four Noble Truths to the Three Dharma Seals. Reprint.

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui neng

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui neng
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780834826090
Release: 2005-11-08
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like diamonds that cut away all dualistic thought, releasing one from the attachment to objects and bringing one to the further shore of enlightenment. The format of this important sutra is presented as a conversation between the Buddha and one of his disciples. The Sutra of Hui-neng, also known as the Platform Sutra, contains the autobiography of a pivotal figure in Zen history and some of the most profound passages of Zen literature. Hui-neng (638–713) was the sixth patriarch of Zen in China, but is often regarded as the true father of the Zen tradition. He was a poor, illiterate woodcutter who is said to have attained enlightenment upon hearing a recitation of the Diamond Sutra. Together, these two scriptures present the central teaching of the Zen Buddhist tradition and are essential reading for all students of Buddhism.

Awakening the Buddha Within

Awakening the Buddha Within
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Author: Surya Das,Lama Surya Das
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9780767901574
Release: 1998
Editor: Harmony

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawing on three decades of learning from the spiritual masters of Asia, an American lama illuminates the sacred wisdom and practices of Buddhism and shows readers how to integrate them into their lives, relationships, and careers. Reprint. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

The Life of the Buddha

The Life of the Buddha
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Author: Bhikkhu Nyanamoli
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9789552400636
Release: 1992
Editor: Buddhist Publication Society

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Among the numerous lives of the Buddha, this volume may well claim a place of its own. Composed entirely from texts of the Pali Canon, the oldest authentic record, it portrays an image of the Buddha which is vivid, warm, and moving. Chapters on the Buddha's personality and doctrine are especially illuminating, and the translation is marked by lucidity and dignity throughout.

Life of the Buddha

Life of the Buddha
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Author: Bhikkhu Ñanamoli
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781938754531
Release: 2013-05-09
Editor: Pariyatti Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha’s life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language marked by lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices connect the canonical texts. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant Ananda and other disciples bring the reader into the Buddha’s presence, where his example offers profound inspiration and guidance on the path to freedom.

The Buddha before Buddhism

The Buddha before Buddhism
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Author: Gil Fronsdal
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780834840423
Release: 2016-11-29
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the tradition of the best-selling Dhammapada: a translation with commentary of one of the earliest of the surviving Buddhist texts, which reveals the teachings to be remarkably simple and free of religious trappings. One of the earliest of all Buddhist texts, the Atthakavagga, or "Book of Eights," is a remarkable document, not only because it comes from the earliest strain of the literature--before the Buddha, as the title suggests, came to be thought of as a "Buddhist"--but also because its approach to awakening is so simple and free of adherence to any kind of ideology. Instead the Atthakavaggapoints to a direct and simple approach for attaining peace without requiring the adherence to doctrine. The value of the teachings it contains is not in the profundity of their philosophy or in their authority as scripture; rather, the value is found in the results they bring to those who live by them. Instead of doctrines to be believed, the Book of Eights describes means or practices for realizing peace. Gil Fronsdal's rigorous translation with commentary reveals the text to be of interest not only to Buddhists, but also to the ever-growing demographic of spiritual-but-not-religious, who seek a spiritual life outside the structures of religion.

Repeating the Words of the Buddha

Repeating the Words of the Buddha
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Author: Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche,Rinpoche Urgyen (Tulku)
Pages: 112
ISBN: UVA:X006031407
Release: 1992
Editor: Bookpeople

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