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The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya

  • Author: Nanamoli,Bodhi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 086171072X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 1412
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This thoughtfully translated and organized volume is the cornerstone of any Buddhist library. The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha is a companion to the equally essential The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, The Long Discourses of the Buddha, and the 2005 anthology of Discourses of the Buddha. The 152 discourses of this major collection combine a rich variety of contextual settings with deep and comprehensive teachings. This volume of Wisdom's Teachings of the Buddha series has received Choice Magazine's 1995 Outstanding Academic Book Award and the Tricycle Prize for Excellence in Buddhist Publishing for Dharma Discourse.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 161429044X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1944
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Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C.E. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha." Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching were the suttas (Sanskrit sutras), his discourses and dialogues. If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. The suttas were compiled into collections called "Nikayas," of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. The Digha Nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses. The present volume, which continues Wisdom's famous Teachings of the Buddha series, contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. The Anguttara arranges the Buddha's discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme intended to promote retention and easy comprehension. In an age when writing was still in its infancy, this proved to be the most effective way to ensure that the disciples could grasp and replicate the structure of a teaching.

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861719824
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1424
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This book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection--among the oldest records of the historical Buddha's original teachings--consists of 152 suttas or discourses of middle length, distinguished as such from the longer and shorter suttas of the other collections. The Majjhima Nikaya might be concisely described as the Buddhist scripture that combines the richest variety of contextual settings with the deepest and most comprehensive assortment of teachings. These teachings, which range from basic ethics to instructions in meditation and liberating insight, unfold in a fascinating procession of scenarios that show the Buddha in living dialogue with people from many different strata of ancient Indian society: with kings and princes, priests and ascetics, simple villagers and erudite philosophers. Replete with drama, reasoned argument, and illuminating parable and simile, these discourses exhibit the Buddha in the full glory of his resplendent wisdom, majestic sublimity, and compassionate humanity. The translation is based on an original draft translation left by the English scholar-monk Bhikkhu Nanamoli, which has been edited and revised by the American monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, who provides a long introduction and helpful explanatory notes. Combining lucidity of expression with accuracy, this translation enables the Buddha to speak across twenty-five centuries in language that addresses the most pressing concerns of the contemporary reader seeking clarification of the timeless issues of truth, value, and the proper conduct of life. Winner of the 1995 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book Award, and the Tricycle Prize for Excellence in Buddhist Publishing for Dharma Discourse.

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861719735
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 2080
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This volume offers a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. The Samyutta Nikaya consists of fifty-six chapters, each governed by a unifying theme that binds together the Buddha's suttas or discourses. The chapters are organized into five major parts. The first, The Book with Verses, is a compilation of suttas composed largely in verse. This book ranks as one of the most inspiring compilations in the Buddhist canon, showing the Buddha in his full grandeur as the peerless "teacher of gods and humans." The other four books deal in depth with the philosophical principles and meditative structures of early Buddhism. They combine into orderly chapters all the important short discourses of the Buddha on such major topics as dependent origination, the five aggregates, the six sense bases, the seven factors of enlightenment, the Noble Eightfold Path, and the Four Noble Truths. Among the four large Nikayas belonging to the Pali Canon, the Samyutta Nikaya serves as the repository for the many shorter suttas of the Buddha where he discloses his radical insights into the nature of reality and his unique path to spiritual emancipation. This collection, it seems, was directed mainly at those disciples who were capable of grasping the deepest dimensions of wisdom and of clarifying them for others, and also provided guidance to meditators intent on consummating their efforts with the direct realization of the ultimate truth. The present work begins with an insightful general introduction to the Samyutta Nikaya as a whole. Each of the five parts is also provided with its own introduction, intended to guide the reader through this vast, ocean-like collection of suttas. To further assist the reader, the translator has provided an extensive body of notes clarifying various problems concerning both the language and the mean

Sayings of the Buddha

Sayings of the Buddha

New translations from the Pali Nikayas

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019160612X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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'As if someone were to hold up a lamp in the dark so that those with eyes could see - in exactly the same way Gotama has made the truth clear in various ways.' Gotama the Buddha, who lived the life of a wandering ascetic in northern India during the fifth century BCE, is looked to as the founder of one of the world's major religions. One of the main sources for knowledge of his teachings is the four Pali Nikayas or 'collections' of his sayings. Written in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to Sanskrit, the Nikayas are among the oldest Buddhist texs and consist of more than one and a half million words. This new translation offers a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material contained in the Nikayas: the central themes of the Buddha's teaching (his biography, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life) and the range of literary style (myth, dialogue, narrative, short sayings, verse). ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Der edle achtgliedrige Heilsweg

Der edle achtgliedrige Heilsweg

der Weg zur Beendigung des Leidens

  • Author: Bodhi (Bhikkhu)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783931095284
  • Category:
  • Page: 151
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Sustainable Development Goals in the Asian Context

Sustainable Development Goals in the Asian Context

  • Author: Jan Servaes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 981102815X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 174
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This book presents research that focuses on Sustainable Development in Asia. Chapters are extended works of papers presented at Communication/Culture and The Sustainable Development Goals (CCSDG): Challenges for a New Generation, an international conference held in Chiang Mai University in December 2015. The chapters address assessments of Millennium Development Goals in several Asian countries and the region as a whole. The book also identifies and discusses the changes and potential improvements in the transition from Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) to Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030). Areas that are covered in the book, which are illustrated with case studies, include Corporate Social Accountability, Information and Communications Technologies, and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The book serves as a useful resource for academics, scholars, students, and policymakers, interested in Development Studies.

Buddhist Life / Buddhist Path

Buddhist Life / Buddhist Path

  • Author: Bhikkhu Cintita Dinsmore
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 136555788X
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Aṅguttara Nikāya

Aṅguttara Nikāya

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha : an Anthology of Suttas from the Aṅguttara Nikāya

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780742504059
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 333
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This book brings together teachings ranging from basic ethical observances recommended to the busy man or woman of the world, to the more rigorous instructions on mental training perscribed for monks and nuns.

In the Buddha's Words

In the Buddha's Words

An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon

  • Author: Bodhi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861719964
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 512
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This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

Great Disciples of the Buddha

Great Disciples of the Buddha

Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy

  • Author: Nyanaponika,Hellmuth Hecker
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 086171864X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 412
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A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series. Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume. Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns. When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include: Sariputta Nanda Mahamoggallana Mahakassapa Ananda Isidasi Anuruddha Mahakaccana Angulimala Visakha and many more. Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.

Nach der Erleuchtung Wäsche waschen und Kartoffeln schälen

Nach der Erleuchtung Wäsche waschen und Kartoffeln schälen

Wie spirituelle Erfahrung das Leben verändert

  • Author: Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641234689
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 368
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Jack Kornfield ist einer der ganz großen buddhistischen Lehrer neben dem Dalai Lama und Thich Nhat Hanh Erleuchtung ist kein Ruhestand! Nehmen wir diese Herausforderung an, erleben wir, wie das erwachte Herz zum verlässlichen Ratgeber wird – beispielsweise in schwierigen Familienverhältnissen, bei seelischem Schmerz, beruflichen Anforderungen, Krankheit oder Verlust. Jack Kornfield berichtet über die Erfahrungen und Einsichten von Lehrern und Schülern buddhistischer, christlicher, jüdischer und hinduistischer Herkunft sowie der Sufi-Tradition. Auf einmalige und zutiefst ehrliche Weise verknüpft er Zeugnisse moderner Spiritualität zu Lektionen, wie das achtsame Herz weise wird.

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon

  • Author: Bodhi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1614293732
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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In a world of conflict and strife, how can we be advocates of peace and justice? In this volume acclaimed scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi has collected and translated the Buddha’s teachings on conflict resolution, interpersonal and social problem-solving, and the forging of harmonious relationships. The selections, all drawn from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha’s discourses, are organized into ten thematic chapters. The chapters deal with such topics as the quelling of anger, good friendship, intentional communities, the settlement of disputes, and the establishing of an equitable society. Each chapter begins with a concise and informative introduction by the translator that guides us toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. In times of social conflict, intolerance, and war, the Buddha’s approach to creating and sustaining peace takes on a new and urgent significance. Even readers unacquainted with Buddhism will appreciate these ancient teachings, always clear, practical, undogmatic, and so contemporary in flavor. The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony will prove to be essential reading for anyone seeking to bring peace into their communities and into the wider world.

Aṅguttara Nikāya

Aṅguttara Nikāya

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha : an Anthology of Suttas from the Aṅguttara Nikāya

  • Author: Nyanaponika (Thera)
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 9780742504059
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 333
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This text brings together the teachings of the Buddha ranging from the basic ethical observances recommended to the man or woman of the world, to the more rigorous instructions on mental training prescibed for monks and nuns.

Pointing to Dhamma

Pointing to Dhamma

30 Talks on the Buddha's Teachings

  • Author: Laurence-Khantipalo Mills
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dharma (Buddhism)
  • Page: 270
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Indian Books in Print

Indian Books in Print

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English imprints
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Abhidhamma Studies

Abhidhamma Studies

Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness and Time

  • Author: Nyanaponika
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861711351
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 145
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The Abhidhamma expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination. In keeping with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, this system organizes the entire spectrum of human consciousness around the two poles of Buddhist doctrine?bondage and liberation?the starting point and the final goal. It thereby maps out, with remarkable rigor and precision, the inner landscape of the mind to be crossed through the practical work of Buddhist meditation. In this book of groundbreaking essays, Venerable Nyanaponika Thera, one of our age's foremost exponents of Theravada Buddhism, penetrates the Abhidhamma to make its principles intelligible to the thoughtful reader of today. Innovative and rich in insights, this book does not merely open up new avenues in the academic study of early Buddhism. By treating the Abhidhamma as a fountainhead of inspiration for philosophical and psychological inquiry, it demonstrates the continuing relevance of Buddhist thought to our most astute contemporary efforts to understand the elusive yet so intimate nature of the mind.

One heart

One heart

wisdom from the world's scriptures

  • Author: Bonnie Louise Kuchler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781582880747
  • Category: Religions
  • Page: 252
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