The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path [NOOK Book]

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The Noble Eightfold Path is the most widely known of the Buddha's teachings. It is ancient, extending back to the Buddha's first discourse and is highly valued as a unique treasury of wisdom and practical guidance on how to live our lives. This introduction takes the reader deeper while always remaining practical, inspiring and accessible. Sangharakshita translates ancient teachings and makes them relevant to the way we live our lives today.
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The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path

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Overview

The Noble Eightfold Path is the most widely known of the Buddha's teachings. It is ancient, extending back to the Buddha's first discourse and is highly valued as a unique treasury of wisdom and practical guidance on how to live our lives. This introduction takes the reader deeper while always remaining practical, inspiring and accessible. Sangharakshita translates ancient teachings and makes them relevant to the way we live our lives today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907314612
  • Publisher: Windhorse Publications Ltd
  • Publication date: 3/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,228,963
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.

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Table of Contents


About the author     vii
Publisher's preface     xi
Perfect Vision: The nature of existence     1
Perfect Emotion: Reason and emotion in the spiritual life     19
Perfect Speech: The ideal of human communication     44
Perfect Action: The principles of ethics     61
Perfect Livelihood: The ideal society     75
Perfect Effort: The conscious evolution of man     92
Perfect Awareness: The levels of awareness     111
Perfect Samadhi: The higher consciousness     125
Index     141
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