What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview


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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802198105
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 91,950
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 1999

    Important literature for anyone learning about Buddhism

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2002

    Good introduction to Therevada Buddhism

    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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