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.

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 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.

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 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.

Voice of the Buddha

Voice of the Buddha
Author: Maria Heim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN 10: 0190906677
ISBN 13: 9780190906672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice of the Buddha Book Review:

What would a Buddhist theory of texts look like through the lens of the 5th-century thinker Buddhaghosa? In Voice of the Buddha, Maria Heim reads from the principal commentator, editor, and translator of the Theravada intellectual tradition, yielding fresh insight into all three collections of the early Pali texts: Vinaya, the Suttas, and the Abhidhamma. Buddhaghosa considered the Buddha to be omniscient, the Buddha's words to be "oceanic." Every word, passage, book--indeed the corpus as a whole--is taken to be "endless and immeasurable" in Buddhaghosa's view. Commentarial practice thus requires disciplined methods of expansion, drawing out the endless possibilities for meaning and application. Heim considers Buddhaghosa's theories of texts, and follows his practices of exegesis to discover how he explored scripture's infinity. By examining the significance of the immeasurability of scripture in commentarial practice and as a general principle, this book offers new tools to understand the huge scriptural and commentarial literature of the Pali tradition. And by taking seriously a traditional commentator's theory of texts, it beckons us to learn from commentaries themselves how we might read and interpret them and the texts on which they comment.

A New Course in Reading Pali

A New Course in Reading Pali
Author: James W. Gair,W. S. Karunatillake
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 8120814401
ISBN 13: 9788120814400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Course in Reading Pali Book Review:

This book is intended and serve as an introduction to the reading of Pali texts. For that purpose, it uses authentic readings especially compiled for the purpose drawn largely from Theravada canonical works, both prose and poetry. The reading are in Roman script, and carefully graded for difficulty, but they have also been selected so that each of them is a meaningful and complete reading in itself, so as to introduce some basic concepts and ways of thought of Theravada Buddhism. This book thus offers and opportunity to become acquainted with the ways in which the teachings of the Buddha are embodied in the language, a sense that it impossible to determine from English translations. The book contains 12 lessons. Each of them has three parts: (1) a set of basic readings and an accompanying glossary, (2) grammatical notes on the forms in the less, and (3) a set of further readings with its own glossary. The further readings introduce no new grammatical points, but reinforce ones already presented and give further practice in them. The work concludes, fittingly, with the Buddhaês first sermon, The Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta. A cumulative glossary and index to the grammar is also provided. The text has been used successfully in its preliminary form at several universities, but it may also be used for self-study.

The Buddha s Path to Deliverance

The Buddha s Path to Deliverance
Author: Nyanatiloka Thera
Publsiher: Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN 10: 9552401771
ISBN 13: 9789552401770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddha s Path to Deliverance Book Review:

This classic anthology from the Pali Canon charts the entire course of spiritual development as prescribed in the most ancient Buddhist texts. Drawing upon the Buddha's own words from the Sutta Pitaka, the compiler has arranged them in accordance with two overlapping schemes of practice: the threefold training in virtue, concentration, and wisdom, and the seven stages of purification. The long chapter on concentration provides sutta sources for all the forty classical subjects of meditation, while the chapter on wisdom cites texts relating to the development of insight. The result is a comprehensive meditation manual composed almost entirely from the Buddha's discourses, illuminated by the author's own brief explanations.

Landscapes of Hope

Landscapes of Hope
Author: Brian McCammack
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-10-16
ISBN 10: 0674983084
ISBN 13: 9780674983083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes of Hope Book Review:

In the first interdisciplinary history to frame the African American Great Migration as an environmental experience, Brian McCammack travels to Chicago’s parks and beaches as well as farms and forests of the rural Midwest, where African Americans retreated to relax and reconnect with southern identities and lifestyles they had left behind.

The Buddha Speaks

The Buddha Speaks
Author: Anne Bancroft
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-12-28
ISBN 10: 9780834821828
ISBN 13: 0834821826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddha Speaks Book Review:

Here is the core of the Buddha’s teaching in his own words, as it was memorized word-for-word by his disciples and written down two hundred years after his death. These selections from the Buddhist scriptures deal with the search for truth, the way of contemplation, life and death, living in community, and many other topics, serving as an excellent small introduction to the Buddha’s teaching. Whether addressed to monks and nuns, householders, outcastes, or thieves, the Buddha’s teachings are characterized by one main concern: conveying the reality of our bondage to suffering—and the supremely good news that liberation is possible. It is a concern as relevant for people today as it was for the people of north India a millennium and a half ago.

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.

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.

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.

The Long Discourses of the Buddha

The Long Discourses of the Buddha
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2005-06-10
ISBN 10: 0861719794
ISBN 13: 9780861719792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Discourses of the Buddha Book Review:

This book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection--among the oldest records of the historical Buddha's original teachings, given in India two and a half thousand years ago--consists of thirty-four longer-length suttas, or discourses, distinguished as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the other collections. These suttas reveal the gentleness, compassion, power, and penetrating wisdom of the Buddha. Included are teachings on mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta); on morality, concentration, and wisdom (Subha Sutta); on dependent origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); on the roots and causes of wrong views (Brahmajala Sutta); and a long description of the Buddha's last days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); along with a wealth of practical advice and insight for all those travelling along the spiritual path. Venerable Sumedho Thera writes in his foreword: "[These suttas] are not meant to be 'sacred scriptures' that tell us what to believe. One should read them, listen to them, think about them, contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present experience, with them. Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the truth beyond words." Introduced with a vivid account of the Buddha's life and times and a short survey of his teachings, The Long Discourses of the Buddha brings us closer in every way to the wise and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his path of truth.

Food for the Heart

Food for the Heart
Author: Chah
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-06-10
ISBN 10: 0861719743
ISBN 13: 9780861719747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food for the Heart Book Review:

Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His charisma and wisdom influenced many American and European seekers, and helped shape the American Vipassana community. This collection brings together for the first time Ajahn Chah's most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, liberation from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the 'living dhamma'. Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for the Heart therefore represents a momentous occasion: the hugely increased accessibility of his words and wisdom. Western teachers such as Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield have extolled Chah's teachings for years and now readers can experience them directly in this book.

The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2001-08-09
ISBN 10: 0938077872
ISBN 13: 9780938077879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dhammapada Book Review:

For 2,500 years, The Dhammapada has been an essential Buddhist classic. Translated by Ananda Maitreya, the 100-year-old elder of Sri Lankan Buddhism.

The Life of the Buddha

The Life of the Buddha
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Pariyatti Pub
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105121786219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of the Buddha Book Review:

Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha's life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language marked by lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices connect the canonical texts. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant Ananda and other disciples bring the reader into the Buddha's presence, where his example offers profound inspiration and guidance on the path to freedom.

Turning the Wheel of Truth

Turning the Wheel of Truth
Author: Ajahn Sucitto
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN 10: 9780834823129
ISBN 13: 0834823128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turning the Wheel of Truth Book Review:

Buddhist teachings like the eightfold path, the four noble truths, and karma pervade Buddhist literature—but how often do we read what the Buddha himself had to say about these topics? Here is an accessible look at the Buddha’s First Discourse, which contains the foundation for all further Buddhist teaching. Ajahn Sucitto offers a new translation of this revolutionary teaching, known as The Discourse That Sets Turning the Wheel of Truth. He then walks us through the text, offering engaging and practical point-by-point commentary that makes the Buddha’s words come alive and reveals how the text’s wisdom can inspire our own liberation.

The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada
Author: Gautama Buddha,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-09-12
ISBN 10: 9389440343
ISBN 13: 9789389440348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dhammapada Book Review:

The Dhammapada is the most important document of the Buddhism religion. It is believed that the Buddha spoke the verses of The Dhammapada, which address themes such as ethics, happiness, and anger, on several occasions. The 423 verses in 26 chapters are an essential part of Buddhist teachings and offer helpful lessons for modern readers. The nature of the self, the value of relationships, the importance of moment-to-moment awareness, the destructiveness of anger, the suffering that attends attachment, the ambiguity of the earth’s beauty, the inevitability of aging, the certainty of death–these dilemmas preoccupy us today as they did centuries ago.

The Life of the Buddha

The Life of the Buddha
Author: Bhikkhu Nyanamoli
Publsiher: Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9552400635
ISBN 13: 9789552400636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of the Buddha Book Review:

Among the numerous lives of the Buddha, this volume may well claim a place of its own. Composed entirely from texts of the Pali Canon, the oldest authentic record, it portrays an image of the Buddha which is vivid, warm, and moving. Chapters on the Buddha's personality and doctrine are especially illuminating, and the translation is marked by lucidity and dignity throughout.