“An inspirational treasury of essential teachings from Buddhist literature—selected by one of the best-known American Buddhist teachers.”—Snow Lion
Teachings of the Buddhaby Jack Kornfield (Editor), Gil Fronsdal (With)
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
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.
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Jack Kornfield is one of the key teachers to have brought Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace; Meditation for Beginners; and The Wise Heart.
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This is a concise compendium of original Buddhist teachings. The selection is varied and covers a wide range of Buddhist traditions. The titles are generally thematic, leaving the designation of the actual sutra to a small note at the end of each selection.
read it....it can only make you a better human being...for me it added on, didn't take away....so that makes it a great book!
Sometimes when I read I find it best to begin at the start of the book on the top left corner of the page. When I do this I get best results from my work and effort expended. If I begin at the end the ending of the book is quickly revealed and I know what is going to happen. If I begin in the middle I find that I can not follow the plot of the story at all and must stop what I am reading. Thus, I must urge you to read a book begining at the start and ending at the end. Thank you.