Published December 1985
by South Asia Books .
Written in English
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(This is unusual - all but a handful of Stoic and Buddhist authors are scholars or in other occupations.) As such, she is interested in the relief and prevention of suffering, for which Buddhism and Stoicism can be of help. She limits the scope of Buddhism to the early writings, presumably closest to the historical Buddha's thought/5(29). A Buddhist interpretation of Western history that shows civilization shaped by the self's desire for sm teaches that to become happy, greed, ill-will, and delusion must be transformed into their positive counterparts: generosity, compassion, and wisdom. Let’s move on to your five books. Your first choice is one of the most important texts in East Asian Buddhism, The Lotus Sutra. That’s correct. It is particularly famous in East Asia, but it was very important in India (where it was composed) and Tibet as well. The Buddhist holy book is known as the Tipitaka. The Buddha’s teachings were preserved in the Pali Canon, which acts as an extensive analytical record written in Pali, the Buddha’s native dialect. Pali is considered the classical language of Buddhism, and the documents preserved in Pali make up the Tipitaka as well as other Buddhist.
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General General Recommendations Introductory Books Basic Introductions. What The Buddha Taught - Venerable Walpola Rahula; An introductory book on basic Buddhist teachings written in very clear language. Despite being short ( pages) it covers all of the most important teachings very well. There are several major types of Buddhism and the teachings covered in this book are . With so many books out there, we compiled this list of our favorite books on Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness from some of our favorite authors. This collection of Buddhist books includes books about mindfulness, meditation, compassion, dharma, and more. Buddhism - Buddhism - Historical development: The Buddha was a charismatic leader who founded a distinctive religious community based on his unique teachings. Some of the members of that community were, like the Buddha himself, wandering ascetics. Others were laypersons who venerated the Buddha, followed certain aspects of his teachings, and provided the wandering ascetics with the material. Key concepts: Hinduism and Buddhism Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy is a (c)(3) nonprofit organization.