What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada

What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada

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by Walpola Rahula
     
 

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This comprehensive, compact, lucid, and faithful account of the Buddha’s teachings persistently enjoys great popularity in colleges, universities, and theological schools both here and abroad. “An exposition of Buddhism conceived in a resolutely modern spirit.”—from the Foreword.

“For years,” says the Journal of the Buddhist

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This comprehensive, compact, lucid, and faithful account of the Buddha’s teachings persistently enjoys great popularity in colleges, universities, and theological schools both here and abroad. “An exposition of Buddhism conceived in a resolutely modern spirit.”—from the Foreword.

“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.”

A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali texts, including the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.

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“Dr. Rahula returns to the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha to provide us with a solid foundation into a fascinating religion. . . . Provides a terrific introduction to the Buddha’s teachings.” —Paul Blairon, California Literary Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802198105
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
136,293
File size:
19 MB
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What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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A great introduction to Buddhism that distils the essence of the Path. Highlights Western misconceptions of Buddhism. Includes an important introduction to the doctrine of Anatta, No-self. Definitely, irrefutably worth your money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A respected monk who has practiced and taught the teachings of Buddha most of his life writes this authoritative and clear account on Therevada Buddhism. This edition contains a sample of various Sutras and the Dhammapada. This is a good introduction to Therevada Buddhism for Westerners.
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This book is good. On the other hand ..... horrible horrible service. I ordered 2 books and only received one. Weeks later I got an email saying it was back ordered. Then I got another email saying It wouldn't ship until February and gave me two options. 1. I still want the book & 2. Cancel order. Of course I wanted the book so I chose option one. It said I'd receive it but then days later said sorry for the inconvenience your order has been canceled. horrible service.