What the Buddha Thought
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

What the Buddha Thought


  • Author : Richard Gombrich
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9788120841710


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. Intended to serve as an introduction to the Buddha's thought, and hence even to Buddhism itself, the book also has larger aims: it argues that we can know far more about the Buddha than it is fashionable among scholars to admit, and that his thought has a greater coherence than is usually recognised. It contains much new material. Interpreters both ancient and modern have taken little account of the historical context of the Buddha's teachings; but by relating the....

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
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  • 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...

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....

Buddhist Thought

Buddhist Thought


  • Author : Paul Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-04
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781134623259


Buddhist Thought Book Description :

Buddhist Thought guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha, to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' lucid style. Of particular interest is the up-to-date survey of Buddhist Tantra in India, a branch of Buddhism where strictly controlled sexual activity can play a part in the religious path. Williams' discussion of this controversial practice as well as of many other subjects makes Buddhist Thought crucial reading for all interested in Buddhism....

A Little Bit of Buddha

A Little Bit of Buddha


  • Author : Chad Mercree
  • Publisher : Sterling Ethos
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1454913029


A Little Bit of Buddha Book Description :

Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health provides anyone suffering from chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers everything from low-grade irritations such as bloating, gas, constipation, and lactose intolerance to more serious conditions such as ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, gallstones, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. A special section focuses on pediatric digestive problems, and there's expert nutritional and dietary advice plus recipes to help ensure digestive health....

What the Buddha Never Taught

What the Buddha Never Taught


  • Author : Tim Ward
  • Publisher : Changemakers Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-30
  • Genre: Travel
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  • 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...

Facets of Buddhist Thought

Facets of Buddhist Thought


  • Author : K.N. Jayatilleke
  • Publisher : Buddhist Publication Society
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789552403354


Facets of Buddhist Thought Book Description :

This book presents a brilliant account of of Theravada Buddhism and embraces a wide variety of themes ranging from the birth of Buddhism to the Buddha’s prophetic teachings regarding the future of mankind. Topics covered include, among many others, the background of early Buddhism; the significance of the Buddha’s birthday; the Buddhist doctrines of karma and reincarnation; the Buddhist conception of truth, good and evil, Nirvana, the individual, the universe and the material world; the Buddhist view of nature and destiny; Buddhism and the caste system; Buddhism and international law; and the contemporary relevance of the Buddha’s teachings to the modern world. Professor Jayatilleke always writes with both the scholar and the lay reader in mind...

How Buddhism Began

How Buddhism Began


  • Author : Richard F. Gombrich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-03-07
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781134196388


How Buddhism Began Book Description :

Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this new and updated edition of How Buddhism Began, discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that reflected in the Pali canon, and to some extent assumes that these doctrines reflect the teachings of the Buddha himself. Two themes predominate. Firstly, the author argues that we cannot understand the Buddha unless we understand that he was debating with other religious teachers, notably Brahmins. The other main theme concerns metaphor, allegory and literalism. This accessible, well-written book is mandatory reading for all serious students of Buddhism....

Awakening the Buddha Within
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Awakening the Buddha Within


  • Author : Surya Das
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767901574


Awakening the Buddha Within Book Description :

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....