The Buddha and His Teachings (Google eBook)
Description The Buddha was the first most active missionary in the world.He wandered from place to place for forty five years preaching His doctrine to the masses and the intellegentsia.Till His last moment,He served humaity both by example and by percept.His distinguished disciples followed suit.Penniless,they even travelled to distant lands to propogate the Dhamma,expecting nothing in return. This treatise,written by a member of the Order of the Sangha,is based on the pali Texts,commentaries,and traditions prevailing in Buddhist countries. The first part of the book deals with the Life of the Buddha,the second with the Dhamma,the Pali term for His Doctrine.
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Reasons to Believe in Rebirth
The Wheel of Life PaticcaSamuppada
Modes of Birth and Death
Planes of Existence
How Rebirth Takes Place
What is it that is Reborn? NoSoul
Kammic Descent and Kammic Ascent
The Buddha and His Relatives
The Buddha and His Relatives continued
The Buddhas Chief Opponents and Supporters
The Buddhas Royal patrons
The Buddhas Ministry
The Buddhas Daily Routine
The Buddhas Parinibbana Death
THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA 15 What is Buddhism?
Some Salient Characteristics of Buddhism
The Four Noble Truths
What is Kamma?
The Working of Kamma
Nature of Kamma
What is the Origin of Life?
The Buddha on the socalled CreatorGod
A Note on the Doctrine of Kamma and Rebirth in the West
Characteristics of Nibbana
The Way to Nibbana I Morality
The Way to Nibbana II Concentration
Nivarana or Hindrances
The Way to Nibbana III Insight
The State of an Arahant
The Bodhisatta Ideal
Brahmavihara The Sublime States
The Eight Worldly Conditions Atthalokadhamma
The Problems of Life
Appendix Mangala Parabhava Vasala Ratana Metta and Satipatthana Suttas
Abhidhamma According to Buddhism action alms amongst Anagami Anguttara Nikaya approached the Buddha Arahant Arahantship arises ascetic Gotama attained Arahantship become Bhikkhunis Bhikkhus birth Blessed bliss Bodhisatta body born Brahma brahmana brahmin Buddha Buddhism called cause of one's cessation compassion concentration consciousness craving death deeds Devas Dhamma Dhammapada disciples discourse doctrine enlightenment factor eradicated eternal Exalted existence expounded four happiness Holy honour human ignorance Jataka Jhana Kamma Kammic Kindred Sayings King knows leads Lord loving-kindness Maha Maha Pajapati Gotami Majjhima Nikaya means meditation mental Metta mind moral Nibbana Noble Eightfold Path Noble Truth object one's downfall oneself Order pain Pali term passions past Path perfect person pleasures practise prince purity Rahula realized Realm rebirth reborn refuge Sangha Sariputta seek soul spiritual stage of Sainthood Subhadda sublime suffering Sutta Tathagata teacher teaching things thought thought-moment Upekkha Venerable Ananda Venerable Sariputta Vinaya virtues Visdkha wander wisdom words worldly
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