What The Buddha Taught

What The Buddha Taught

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Author: Walpola Sri Rahula
Publisher: Viva Books
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 151
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1851681426

Description

Long regarded as one of the best introductions to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught draws on the actual words spoken by the Buddha to give a lucid and accurate account of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Richly supported by extracts from the ancient texts, Walpola gives clear and direct explanations of Buddhism's essential teachings, including:

The Buddhist attitude of mind
The Four Noble Truths
The Noble Eightfold Path
Meditation and mental development
What the Buddha taught and the world today

This book also features an illustrative selection of the texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada, a glossary of Buddhist terms and un-to-date bibliography

Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Preface

The Buddha

CHAPTER 1
The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

CHAPTER 2
The First Noble Truth: Dukkha

CHAPTER 3
The Second Noble Truth: Samudaya

CHAPTER 4
The Third Noble Truth: Nirodha

CHAPTER 5
The Fourth Noble Truth: Magga, The Path

CHAPTER 6
The Doctrine of No Soul: Anatta

CHAPTER 7
Meditation or Mental Culture: Bhavana

CHAPTER 8
What the Buddha Taught and the World Today


SELECTED TEXTS

Abbreviations

Selected Bibliography

Glossary

Index