Early Buddhist Discourses

Early Buddhist Discourses

by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872207935

ISBN-13: 9780872207936

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon - including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism - are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues. Taken together, these fascinating works give an account of Buddhist…  See more details below

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Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon - including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism - are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues. Taken together, these fascinating works give an account of Buddhist teachings directly from the earliest primary sources.

In his General Introduction, John J. Holder discusses the structure and language of the Pali Canon - its importance within the Buddhist tradition and the historical context in which it developed - and gives an overview of the basic doctrines of early Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872207936
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Discourse on the noble quest (Ariyapariyesana Sutta)1
2Discourse to the Kalamas (Kalama Sutta)19
3The greater discourse on cause (Mahanidana Sutta)26
4The greater discourse on the foundations of mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta)42
5The greater discourse on the destruction of craving (Mahatanhasankhaya Sutta)59
6Discourse of the honeyball (Madhupindika Sutta)73
7Short discourses from the Samyutta Nikaya80
8The shorter discourse to Malunkyaputta (Cula-malunkya Sutta)95
9Discourse on the parable of the water snake (Alagaddupama Sutta)101
10Discourse to Vacchagotta on fire (Aggivacchagotta Sutta)117
11Discourse to Prince Abhaya (Abhayarajakumara Sutta)123
12Discourse to Potthapada (Potthapada Sutta)128
13Discourse on the threefold knowledge (Tevijja Sutta)150
14Discourse to Assalayana (Assalayana Sutta)164
15The lion's roar on the wheel-turning monarch (Cakkavattisihanada Sutta)174
16Discourse to the Layman Sigala (Sigalovada Sutta)191

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