In the Buddha's Words

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

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
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

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 ...

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...

Sayings of the Buddha

Sayings of the Buddha


  • Author : Rupert Gethin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192839251


Sayings of the Buddha Book Description :

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....

Great Disciples of the Buddha
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Great Disciples of the Buddha


  • Author : Nyanaponika
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861718641


Great Disciples of the Buddha Book Description :

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 ideal...

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha


  • Author : Bhikkhu Bodhi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614290407


The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Book Description :

This much-anticipated volume contains a full translation from the Pali of the Anguttara Nikaya, the fourth collection of the canonical discourses of the Buddha. The primary focus of the Anguttara Nikaya is practice, which it treats from a wide-angle perspective, advancing from basic ethical observances, through the pillars of mind training, to the highest meditative attainments. The Anguttara is also distinguished among the Nikayas by its interest in types of persons, which it describes in detail and with memorable similes. The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha continues Wisdom's Teachings of the Buddha series, which has been praised by scholars and practitioners alike for its beautifully presented, highest quality, annotated translations of the wor...

The Noble Eightfold Path
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Noble Eightfold Path


  • Author : Bhikkhu Bodhi
  • Publisher : Buddhist Publication Society
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789552401169


The Noble Eightfold Path Book Description :

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...

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...

Being Dharma

Being Dharma


  • Author : Ajahn Chah
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-10-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834823381


Being Dharma Book Description :

Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story. He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship. Ajahn Chah influenced a generation of Western teachers: Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Joseph Goldstein, and many other Western Buddhist teachers were at one time his students. Anyone who has attended a retreat led by one of these teachers, or read one of their books, will be familiar with this master's name and reputation as one of the great Buddhist teachers of this century....