What the Buddha Taught
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

What the Buddha Taught


  • Author : Walpola Rahula
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802198105


What the Buddha Taught Book Description :

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, an...

What the Buddha Taught
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

What the Buddha Taught


  • Author : Walpola Rahula
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780740003


What the Buddha Taught Book Description :

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....

What the Buddha Taught
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

What the Buddha Taught


  • Author : Paul Demieville
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788120841079


What the Buddha Taught Book Description :

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Open to Desire
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Open to Desire


  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1592401856


Open to Desire Book Description :

A Buddhist psychoanalyst and bestselling author of three books on uniting Western psychology and Eastern spirituality shares his insights on his most commercial subject matter yet--what can be learned from the paradox of desires....

What the Buddha Thought
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

What the Buddha Thought


  • Author : Richard Francis Gombrich
  • Publisher : Equinox
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002892003


What the Buddha Thought Book Description :

Argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all time. This book intends to serve as an introduction to the Buddha's thought, and hence even to Buddhism itself. It also argues that we can know far more about the Buddha than it is fashionable among scholars to admit....

What the Buddha Never Taught

What the Buddha Never Taught


  • Author : Tim Ward
  • Publisher : Changemakers Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-30
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782792024


What the Buddha Never Taught Book Description :

There is still a place in the jungles of Thailand, where you can leave it all behind... A cult classic and bestseller in the 1990s, What the Buddha Never Taught is a humorous “behind the robes” account of life inside one of the strictest jungle monasteries in Southeast Asia. In Pahnanachat, the monks keep the 227 rules laid down by the Buddha, including refraining from all killing. But how does a foreign monk cope with cobra in the outhouse, or the temptation of a Mars Bar in his begging bowl? Find out, in this newly reincarnated 20th anniversary edition, with a new introduction by the author and a new foreword by Wade Davis....

Buddha Taught Nonviolence  Not Pacifism

Buddha Taught Nonviolence Not Pacifism


  • Author : Paul R. Fleischman
  • Publisher : Pariyatti Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781928706229


Buddha Taught Nonviolence Not Pacifism Book Description :

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, this thought-provoking essay explores the Buddha's teaching to find one prescription: not war, not pacifism but nonviolence....

The Heritage of the Bhikkhu
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Heritage of the Bhikkhu


  • Author : Walpola Rahula
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2003-08-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802198112


The Heritage of the Bhikkhu Book Description :

A classic guide to the life of service and meditation practiced by Buddhist monks. 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 earlie...

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...

Love and Rage

Love and Rage


  • Author : Lama Rod Owens
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623174101


Love and Rage Book Description :

In the face of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence, how can we metabolize our anger into a force for liberation? White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death. In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of Radical Dharma, shows how this unmetabolized anger--and the grief, hurt, and transhistorical trauma beneath it--needs to be explored, respected, and fully embodied to heal from heartbreak and walk the path of liberation. This is not a book about bypassing anger to focus on happiness, or a road map for using spirituality to transform the nature of rage into something else. Instead, it is one that offers a poten...