Teachings of the Buddha

Teachings of the Buddha

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by Jack Kornfield
     
 

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For 2,500 years, the wisdom of Buddha has offered an estimated one and half billion people a systematic way to see clearly, live wisely, and cultivate inner calm. This simple volume distills the essence of Buddha's teachings, a way of life followed by more than one quarter of the human race. Some of the texts included here were recited and passed down orally for 600

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For 2,500 years, the wisdom of Buddha has offered an estimated one and half billion people a systematic way to see clearly, live wisely, and cultivate inner calm. This simple volume distills the essence of Buddha's teachings, a way of life followed by more than one quarter of the human race. Some of the texts included here were recited and passed down orally for 600 years before finally being committed to writing. They were inscribed on palm leaves in ancient languages or preserved in translations into Chinese and Tibetan. Other texts come not form the historical Buddha but from great Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan bodisattvas, awakened beings who follow and teach in the spirit of Buddhism. Now you can infuse your own actions and thoughts with insight and joy gleaned from Buddhist teachings, writings, meditations, and practices—a respected tradition of instruction that shows us how to nurture calm awareness and live with wisdom and compassion.

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"A remarkably readable book that records some of the earliest recorded sayings of the historic Buddha."—East and West Series

"An inspirational treasury of essential teachings from Buddhist literature—selected by one of the best-known American Buddhist teachers."—Snow Lion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590305089
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
542,542
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.65(d)

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Teachings of the Buddha 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.