What the Buddha Taught


  • Author: Walpola Rahula
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • File Size: 31576669 Bytes


“A terrific introduction to the Buddha’s teachings.” —Paul Blairon, California Literary Review   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 ...

What the Buddha Never Taught: 20th Anniversary Edition


  • Author: Tim Ward
  • Release Date : 2013-08-30
  • Genre: Asia
  • File Size: 6937231 Bytes


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....

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....

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 : 2009-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1845536142


What the Buddha thought Book Description :

In What the Buddha Thought Richard Gombrich argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all time....

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....

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...

What Makes You Not a Buddhist
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

What Makes You Not a Buddhist


  • Author : Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590305706


What Makes You Not a Buddhist Book Description :

With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism-beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes-straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught. And after he explains what makes you not a Buddhist, he kindly explains what a Buddhist is. The author is one of the most creative and innovative young Tibetan lamas teaching today....

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....

I Can t Believe It s Not Buddha

I Can t Believe It s Not Buddha


  • Author : Bodhipaksa
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781946764362


I Can t Believe It s Not Buddha Book Description :

Quotes from the Buddha are everywhere: on Facebook, Instagram, coffee mugs, posters. There's only one problem: the Buddha didn't actually say most of them. This humorous and informative book takes these fake Buddha quotes as a launching point for a discussion on what the Buddha really did say, and is a great entry point for those interested in learning more about Buddhism--what it is, and what it isn't. Bodhipaksa, a well-known Buddhist teacher and the founder of fakebuddhaquotes.com, takes a look at some of the quotes that are erroneously attributed to the Buddha, explains the ways in which these disagree (or sometimes agree) with Buddhist teachings, and offers some genuine examples of the Buddha's words. The perfect gift for the Buddhist in your li...

Buddhism for Beginners
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Buddhism for Beginners


  • Author : Thubten Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559398107


Buddhism for Beginners Book Description :

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phe...