In the Buddha's Words

In the Buddha's Words
Author: Bodhi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2005-07-28
ISBN 10: 0861714911
ISBN 13: 9780861714919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Buddha's Words Book Review:

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 out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.

In the Buddha's Words

In the Buddha's Words
Author: Bodhi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2005-08-10
ISBN 10: 0861719964
ISBN 13: 9780861719969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Buddha's Words Book Review:

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 our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

In the Buddha's Words

In the Buddha's Words
Author: Bodhi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2005-08-10
ISBN 10: 0861719964
ISBN 13: 9780861719969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Buddha's Words Book Review:

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 our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony
Author: Bodhi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN 10: 1614293732
ISBN 13: 9781614293736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony Book Review:

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 follow. In times of social conflict, intolerance, and war, the Buddha’s approach to creating and sustaining peace takes on a new and urgent significance. Even readers unacquainted with Buddhism will appreciate these ancient teachings, always clear, practical, undogmatic, and so contemporary in flavor. The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony will prove to be essential reading for anyone seeking to bring peace into their communities and into the wider world.

Sayings of the Buddha

Sayings of the Buddha
Author: Rupert Gethin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2008-10-09
ISBN 10: 019283925X
ISBN 13: 9780192839251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sayings of the Buddha Book Review:

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.

The Word Of The Buddha; An Outline Of The Ethico-Philosophical System Of The Buddha In The Words Of The Pali Canon, Together With Explanatory Notes

The Word Of The Buddha; An Outline Of The Ethico-Philosophical System Of The Buddha In The Words Of The Pali Canon, Together With Explanatory Notes
Author: Bhikkhu Nyanatiloka
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2016-08-26
ISBN 10: 1473351197
ISBN 13: 9781473351196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Word Of The Buddha; An Outline Of The Ethico-Philosophical System Of The Buddha In The Words Of The Pali Canon, Together With Explanatory Notes Book Review:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Suttanipata

The Suttanipata
Author: Bodhi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 1614294542
ISBN 13: 9781614294542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Suttanipata Book Review:

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 from the world. Other suttas, such as the Discourse on Downfall and the Discourse on Blessings, establish the foundations of Buddhist lay ethics. The last two chapters—the Atthakavagga (Chapter of Octads) and the Parayanavagga (The Way to the Beyond)—are considered to be among the most ancient parts of the Pali Canon. The Atthakavagga advocates a critical attitude toward views and doctrines. The Parayanavagga is a beautiful poem in which sixteen spiritual seekers travel across India to meet the Buddha and ask him profound questions pertaining to the highest goal. The commentary, the Paramatthajotika, relates the background story to each sutta and explains each verse in detail. The volume includes numerous excerpts from the Niddesa, an ancient commentary already included in the Pali Canon, which offers detailed expositions of each verse in the Atthakavagga, the Parayanavagga, and the Rhinoceros Horn Sutta. Translator Bhikkhu Bodhi provides an insightful, in-depth introduction, a guide to the individual suttas, extensive notes, a list of parallels to the discourses of the Suttanipata, and a list of the numerical sets mentioned in the commentaries.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1924
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 1614290407
ISBN 13: 9781614290407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha Book Review:

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 words of the Buddha.

Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia

Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia
Author: Jiang Wu,Lucille Chia
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 0231540191
ISBN 13: 9780231540193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia Book Review:

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. Contributors add fascinating depth to such understudied issues as the historical process of compilation, textual manipulation, physical production and management, sponsorship, the dissemination of various editions, cultic activities surrounding the canon, and the canon's reception in different East Asian societies. The Chinese Buddhist canon is one of the most enduring textual traditions in East Asian religion and culture, and through this exhaustive, multifaceted effort, an essential body of work becomes part of a new, versatile narrative of East Asian Buddhism that has far-reaching implications for world history.

Abhidhamma Studies

Abhidhamma Studies
Author: Nyanaponika
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 0861719182
ISBN 13: 9780861719181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Abhidhamma Studies Book Review:

The Abhidhamma, the third great division of early Buddhist teaching, expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination. In keeping with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, this system organizes the entire spectrum of human consciousness around the two poles of Buddhist doctrine - bondage and liberation, Samsara and Nirvana - the starting point and the final goal. It thereby maps out, with remarkable rigour and precision, the inner landscape of the mind to be crossed through the practical work of Buddhist meditation. In this book of groundbreaking essays, Venerable Nyanaponika Thera, one of our age's foremost exponents of Theravada Buddhism, attempts to penetrate beneath the formidable face of the Abhidhamma and to make its principles intelligible to the thoughtful reader of today. His point of focus is the Consciousness Chapter of the Dhammasangani, the first treatise of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Basing his interpretation on the detailed list of mental factors that the Abhidhamma uses as a guide to psychological analysis, he launches into bold explorations in the multiple dimensions of conditionality, the nature of consciousness, the temporality of experience, and the psychological springs of spiritual transformation. Innovative and rich in insights, this book does not merely open up new avenues in the academic study of early Buddhism. By treating the Abhidhamma as a fountainhead of inspiration for philosophical and psychological inquiry, it demonstrates the continuing relevance of Buddhist thought to our most astute contemporary efforts to understand the elusive yet so intimate nature of the mind.

Teachings of the Buddha

Teachings of the Buddha
Author: Jack Kornfield
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 0834823020
ISBN 13: 9780834823020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Teachings of the Buddha Book Review:

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.

Great Disciples of the Buddha

Great Disciples of the Buddha
Author: Nyanaponika,Hellmuth Hecker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN 10: 086171864X
ISBN 13: 9780861718641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Great Disciples of the Buddha Book Review:

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 ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include: Sariputta Nanda Mahamoggallana Mahakassapa Ananda Isidasi Anuruddha Mahakaccana Angulimala Visakha and many more. Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.

Buddhavacana

Buddhavacana
Author: Glenn Wallis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781681723297
ISBN 13: 1681723298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Buddhavacana Book Review:

Buddhavacana (trans. "the word of the Buddha") is a comprehensive Pali reader intended to enable a student to move directly into reading the Pali Nikayas. Author Glenn Wallis has selected sixteen suttas, each comprising a section of the book. After the each sutta are blank pages where the student can write down their own rendering; a word by word guide to the sutta, with brief grammatical annotations; and at the end of the whole book, polished translations by Wallis himself of all the suttas offered for study. A familiarity with basic Pali grammar is recommended; A Pali Primer by Lily De Silva is an excellent guide for this purpose. (Note: This title was previously published under ISBN 9781928706854. Due to technical issues a new ISBN had to be assigned. Rest assured that both versions of this title are exactly the same.)

The Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path
Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi
Publsiher: Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN 10: 955240116X
ISBN 13: 9789552401169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Noble Eightfold Path Book Review:

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 the Buddhist goal: enlightenment and liberation.

The Buddha's Wife

The Buddha's Wife
Author: Janet Surrey,Samuel Shem
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN 10: 158270418X
ISBN 13: 9781582704180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Buddha's Wife Book Review:

As the category of women’s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha’s Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment. What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? The Buddha’s Wife brings this rarely told story to the forefront, offering a nuanced portrait of this compelling and compassionate figure while also examining the practical applications her teachings have on our modern lives. Princess Yasodhara’s journey is one full of loss, grief, and suffering. But through it, she discovered her own enlightenment within the deep bonds of community and “ordinary” relationships. While traditional Buddhism emphasizes solitary meditation, Yasodhara’s experience speaks of “The Path of Right Relation,” of achieving awareness not alone but together with others. The Buddha’s Wife is comprised of two parts: the first part is a historical narrative of Yasodhara’s fascinating story, and the second part is a “how-to” reader’s companion filled with life lessons, practices, and reflections for the modern seeker. Her story provides a relational path, one which speaks directly to our everyday lives and offers a doorway to profound spiritual maturation, awakening, and wisdom beyond the solitary, heroic journey.

Buddha's Word

Buddha's Word
Author: Mark Elliott,Cambridge University. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,Hildegard Diemberger,Michela Clemente
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780947595203
ISBN 13: 0947595201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Buddha's Word Book Review:

Buddhist Suttas for Recitation

Buddhist Suttas for Recitation
Author: Bhante Gunaratana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1614295123
ISBN 13: 9781614295129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Buddhist Suttas for Recitation Book Review:

A lavishly produced book featuring carefully chosen selections from the Buddha’s teachings for use in recitation and reflection. Buddhist Suttas for Recitation provides everything you need to begin and maintain a practice of contemplative recitation and reflection. These practices will deepen your connection to the Buddha, strengthen your faith in the Path, and nurture your intellectual understanding of the Dhamma. This unique volume includes carefully chosen discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon—presented in inspiring and accessible English with accompanying Pali—that convey the essence of the Dhamma. The introductory material explains the relationship between meditation and devotional practice, offers instructions on setting up a home altar, and gives advice on how to use these texts to enhance your spiritual development.

365 Zen

365 Zen
Author: Jean Smith
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1999-04-07
ISBN 10: 0062516027
ISBN 13: 9780062516022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


365 Zen Book Review:

“Watermelons and Zen students grow pretty muchthe same way. Long periods of sitting ‘till they ripen and grow all juicy inside, but when you knock them on the head to see if they’re ready – sounds like nothing&

The Wisdom of the Buddha

The Wisdom of the Buddha
Author: Anne Bancroft
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 0834841215
ISBN 13: 9780834841215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Wisdom of the Buddha Book Review:

A treasury of teachings, stories, and sayings in the words of the Buddha himself. In their essence, the Buddha’s teachings are concerned with a clear-eyed understanding of the reality of our suffering and pointing the way to freedom from that suffering. Here in all their power, as memorized word-for-word by his disciples and written down a millennium and a half ago, are the core teachings of the Buddha in his own words. These selections deal with the search for truth, the way of contemplation, life and death, living in community, and many other topics, serving as an excellent introduction to the Buddhist path. Clear, uplifting, and potent, the Buddha’s teachings are as freshly relevant today as they were when first presented. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

What the Buddha Taught

What the Buddha Taught
Author: Walpola Rahula
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 0802198104
ISBN 13: 9780802198105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


What the Buddha Taught Book 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 illustrative texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.