The Buddha and His Teachings (Google eBook)

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Jaico Publishing House, Jan 1, 2006 - Religion - 532 pages
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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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Contents

The Buddha From Birth to Renunciation
1
His Struggle for Enlightenment
13
The Buddhahood
23
After the Enlightenment
30
The Invitation to Expound the Dhamma
37
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta
46
The First Discourse
48
The Teaching of the Dhamma
66
Reasons to Believe in Rebirth
272
The Wheel of Life PaticcaSamuppada
280
Modes of Birth and Death
291
Planes of Existence
293
How Rebirth Takes Place
300
What is it that is Reborn? NoSoul
307
Moral Responsibility
318
Kammic Descent and Kammic Ascent
321

The Buddha and His Relatives
77
The Buddha and His Relatives continued
89
The Buddhas Chief Opponents and Supporters
101
The Buddhas Royal patrons
122
The Buddhas Ministry
132
The Buddhas Daily Routine
145
The Buddhas Parinibbana Death
150
THE DHAMMA
153
THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA 15 What is Buddhism?
174
Some Salient Characteristics of Buddhism
193
The Four Noble Truths
208
Kamma
217
What is Kamma?
228
The Working of Kamma
237
Nature of Kamma
252
What is the Origin of Life?
260
The Buddha on the socalled CreatorGod
268
A Note on the Doctrine of Kamma and Rebirth in the West
326
Nibbana
333
Characteristics of Nibbana
340
The Way to Nibbana I Morality
351
The Way to Nibbana II Concentration
354
Nivarana or Hindrances
368
The Way to Nibbana III Insight
371
The State of an Arahant
381
The Bodhisatta Ideal
389
Parami Perfections
394
Brahmavihara The Sublime States
419
The Eight Worldly Conditions Atthalokadhamma
438
The Problems of Life
452
Appendix Mangala Parabhava Vasala Ratana Metta and Satipatthana Suttas
464
Index
505
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