What the Buddha Taught

Rahula, Walpola

Verlag: Gordon Fraser, 1978
ISBN 10: 0860920054 / ISBN 13: 9780860920052
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Inhaltsangabe: 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.

Review: Beneath the enormous umbrella of Buddhism, there is a diverse galaxy of customs and beliefs, but there is also a kernel of truth that every sect holds dear. Rahula Walpola, scholar and monk, discovers this foundation of Buddhism for us first through straightforward explication, never skipping over a point that has yet to be substantiated, then through translations from key scriptures. Logical and focused, these are the essentials of Buddhism; know them first, then move comfortably on to other Buddhist works.

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Titel: What the Buddha Taught
Verlag: Gordon Fraser
Erscheinungsdatum: 1978
Einband: Paperback
Zustand: Very Good

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Buchbeschreibung Gordon Fraser, 1967. Buchzustand: Good. 1967. 151 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over pictorial boards. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Previous owner's name to fep. Minor foxing to endpapers and occasional page edges. Clean, slightly bowed boards with a slight backward lean. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Light rub wear and markings to dust jacket with tanning to spine and edges. Creasing and minor tears to edges. Artikel-Nr. 1500982853ANM

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