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The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

  • Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1614290407
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1924
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This much-anticipated volume contains a full translation from the Pali of the Anguttara Nikaya, the fourth collection of the canonical discourses of the Buddha. The primary focus of the Anguttara Nikaya is practice, which it treats from a wide-angle perspective, advancing from basic ethical observances, through the pillars of mind training, to the highest meditative attainments. The Anguttara is also distinguished among the Nikayas by its interest in types of persons, which it describes in detail and with memorable similes. The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha continues Wisdom's Teachings of the Buddha series, which has been praised by scholars and practitioners alike for its beautifully presented, highest quality, annotated translations of the words of the Buddha.

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

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: 0861714911
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 485
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The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from "The Human Condition" to "Mastering the Mind" to "The Planes of Realization." Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha's words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Die Worte meines vollendeten Lehrers

Die Worte meines vollendeten Lehrers

ein Leitfaden für die vorbereitenden Übungen der "Herzessenz der weiten Dimension" des Dzogchen

  • Author: O-rgyan-'jigs-med-chos-kyi-dbaṅ-po (rDza dPal sprul.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783924195724
  • Category:
  • Page: 571
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Abhidhamma Studies

Abhidhamma Studies

Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness and Time

  • Author: Nyanaponika
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861719182
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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The Abhidhamma, the third great division of early Buddhist teaching, 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, Samsara and Nirvana - the starting point and the final goal. It thereby maps out, with remarkable rigour 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, attempts to penetrate beneath the formidable face of the Abhidhamma and to make its principles intelligible to the thoughtful reader of today. His point of focus is the Consciousness Chapter of the Dhammasangani, the first treatise of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Basing his interpretation on the detailed list of mental factors that the Abhidhamma uses as a guide to psychological analysis, he launches into bold explorations in the multiple dimensions of conditionality, the nature of consciousness, the temporality of experience, and the psychological springs of spiritual transformation. 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.

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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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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Books for Inner Development

Books for Inner Development

The Yes! Guide

  • Author: Cris Popenoe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
  • Page: 383
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Buddhist Religions

Buddhist Religions

A Historical Introduction

  • Author: Richard H. Robinson,Willard L. Johnson,Ṭhānissaro (Bhikkhu.)
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780534558581
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 357
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BUDDHIST RELIGIONS: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION walks you through the rich history of Buddhism and reveals how it has grown and changed over time while remaining true to the central teachings of the Buddha. And with this edition, you'll get more focused attention on the five main aspects of Buddhism: ritual, devotionalism, doctrine, meditation, and practice.