In the Buddha's Words


  • Author: Bodhi & Dalai Lama
  • Release Date : 2005-08-10
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • File Size: 9370910 Bytes


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 o...

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony


  • Author: Bodhi & Dalai Lama
  • Release Date : 2016-12-13
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • File Size: 4409560 Bytes


In a world of conflict and strife, how can we be advocates of peace and justice? In this volume acclaimed scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi has collected and translated the Buddha’s teachings on conflict resolution, interpersonal and social problem-solving, and the forging of harmonious relationships. The selections, all drawn from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha’s discourses, are organized into ten thematic chapters. The chapters deal with such topics as the quelling of anger, good friendship, intentional communities, the settlement of disputes, and the establishing of an equitable society. Each chapter begins with a concise and informative introduction by the translator that guides us toward a deeper understanding of t...

In the Buddha s Words
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In the Buddha s Words


  • Author : Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-07-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861714919


In the Buddha s Words Book Description :

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 ou...

In the Buddha s Words
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

In the Buddha s Words


  • Author : Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-08-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719969


In the Buddha s Words Book Description :

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 ...

In the Buddha s Words
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

In the Buddha s Words


  • Author : Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-08-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719969


In the Buddha s Words Book Description :

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 ...

Teachings of the Buddha
Score: 4.5
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Teachings of the Buddha


  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834823020


Teachings of the Buddha Book Description :

This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions....

The Buddha s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

The Buddha s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony


  • Author : Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-12-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614293736


The Buddha s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony Book Description :

In a world of conflict and strife, how can we be advocates of peace and justice? In this volume acclaimed scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi has collected and translated the Buddha’s teachings on conflict resolution, interpersonal and social problem-solving, and the forging of harmonious relationships. The selections, all drawn from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha’s discourses, are organized into ten thematic chapters. The chapters deal with such topics as the quelling of anger, good friendship, intentional communities, the settlement of disputes, and the establishing of an equitable society. Each chapter begins with a concise and informative introduction by the translator that guides us toward a deeper understanding of the texts that f...

The First Discourse of the Buddha

The First Discourse of the Buddha


  • Author : Revatadhamma (Bhadanta.)
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861711048


The First Discourse of the Buddha Book Description :

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....

The Buddha s Path to Deliverance

The Buddha s Path to Deliverance


  • Author : Nyanatiloka Thera
  • Publisher : Buddhist Publication Society
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789552401770


The Buddha s Path to Deliverance Book Description :

This classic anthology from the Pali Canon charts the entire course of spiritual development as prescribed in the most ancient Buddhist texts. Drawing upon the Buddha's own words from the Sutta Pitaka, the compiler has arranged them in accordance with two overlapping schemes of practice: the threefold training in virtue, concentration, and wisdom, and the seven stages of purification. The long chapter on concentration provides sutta sources for all the forty classical subjects of meditation, while the chapter on wisdom cites texts relating to the development of insight. The result is a comprehensive meditation manual composed almost entirely from the Buddha's discourses, illuminated by the author's own brief explanations....

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614290445


The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Book Description :

Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C.E. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha." Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching were the suttas (Sanskrit sutras), his dis...

The Suttanipata
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Suttanipata


  • Author : Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614294542


The Suttanipata Book Description :

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 ...

Spreading Buddha s Word in East Asia

Spreading Buddha s Word in East Asia


  • Author : Jiang Wu
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231540193


Spreading Buddha s Word in East Asia Book Description :

A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research, this volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the fourth century to the digital era. Approaching the subject from a historical perspective, it ties the religious, social, and textual practices of canon formation to the development of East Asian Buddhist culture and enlivens Chinese Buddhist texts for readers interested in the evolution of Chinese writing and the Confucian and Daoist traditions. The collection undertakes extensive readings of major scriptural catalogs from the early manuscript era as well as major printed editions, including the Kaibao Canon, Qisha Canon, Goryeo Canon, and Taisho Canon. Contri...