Buddha and His Teachings

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Pariyatti Publishing, Jun 1, 2017 - Philosophy - 520 pages
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 This is one of the clearest and most detailed introductions to the fundamental teachings of Buddhism available in English. In simple and lucid language the author explains the doctrines and concepts which form the common bedrock of Buddhism as they have been preserved by the Theravada school. The first part of the work is devoted to the life of the Buddha. The remainder of the book explains in detail the Buddha's teachings, the final chapter showing the relevance of Buddhism to the problems of modern life.

 

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Contents

thE Buddha from Birth to rEnunciation
3
his strugglE for EnlightEnmEnt
14
Buddhahood
24
aftEr thE EnlightEnmEnt
31
thE invitation to ExPound thE dhamma
38
dhammacakkaPPavattana sutta The FirsT Discourse
49
thE tEaching of thE dhamma
66
thE Buddha and his rElativEs
76
PLANES OF EXISTENCE
281
HOW REBIRTH TAKES PLACE
288
WHAT IS IT THAT IS REBORN2 NOSOUL
294
MORAL RESPONSIBILITY
304
KAMMIC DESCENT AND KAMMIC ASCENT
307
THE DOCTRINE OF KAMMA AND REBIRTH IN THE WEST
312
NIBBANA
319
CHARACTERISTICS OF NIBBANA
326

thE Buddha and his rElativEs conTinueD
88
thE Buddhas chiEf oPPonEnts and suPPortErs
100
thE Buddhas royal Patrons
118
thE Buddhas ministry
127
thE Buddhas daily routinE
140
thE Buddhas PariniBBána dEath
144
thE tEachings of thE Buddha
167
somE saliEnt charactEristics of Buddhism
185
thE four noBlE truths
199
kamma
208
What is kamma?
218
thE Working of kamma
226
naturE of kamma
241
What is thE origin of lifE?
249
thE Buddha on thE socallEd crEatorgod
257
rEasons to BEliEvE in rEBirth
261
thE WhEEl of lifE Paþicca samuPPáDa
268
modEs of Birth and dEath
279
THE WAY TO NIBBANA I
335
THE WAY TO NIBBANA II MEDITATION
340
THE FIVE HINDRANCES
353
THE WAY TO NIBBANA III
356
THE STATE OF AN ARAHANT
365
THE BODHISATTA IDEAL
372
PARAMI PERFECTIONS
379
BRAHMAVIHARA THE SUBLIME STATES
403
EIGHT WORLDLY CONDITIONS ATTHALOKADHAMMA
421
THE PROBLEMS OF LIFE
434
APPENDIX
447
BIBLIOGRAPHY
479
INDEX
481
INDEX OF PERSONS
497
INDEX OF WESTERN WRITERS PHILOSOPHERS ETC
500
INDEX OF SUTTAS
502
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Venerable Narada Mahathera was one of the most eminent monks of Sri Lanka in recent times, highly respected for his conduct and missionary work.

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