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What the Buddha Taught

by Walpola Rahula

  • 259 Want to read
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Published by Grove/Atlantic .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7459385M
ISBN 100394178270
ISBN 109780394178271

What the Buddha Taught and the World Today Erroneous views—Buddhism for all—In daily life—Family and social life—Lay life held in high esteem—How to become a Buddhist—Social and economic problems—Poverty: cause of crime—Material and spiritual progress—Four kinds of happiness for laymen—On politics, war and peace—Non-violence—The ten duties of a ruler—The Buddha's Author: Wisdom Quarterly. What Buddha Said Videos Dhamma on Air Videos and VLOGS Guided Meditation Videos and Audios The Book of Discipline: Vinaya Pitaka The Buddha on Mental Training! PDF.

  What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page. It might seem like any book on Buddhism would — by definition — be a book about “what the Buddha taught,” but, no. Buddhism, like all religions that I’m aware of, has experienced the drift that occurs as part of the religification process – though some sects and sub-sects remain truer to the Buddha’s. These books offer a deeper understanding of what the Buddha taught. Although the books above are great ways to begin investigating the dharma, these books below are ones we recommend to really dive in more deeply to the Buddha’s true teachings.

Walpola Rahula has created a classic with his "What the Buddha Taught." It is written in an easily understandable that only someone that has touched the core could possibly do. It's a great way to get to know a bit about the Buddha. This is not just a "read." This is a manual. Read more/5(). Books similar to What the Buddha Taught What the Buddha Taught. by Walpola Rahula. avg. rating Ratings. This indispensable volume is a lucid and faithful account of the Buddhas teachings.


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A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali texts, including the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and by: The book is a commendably clear and uncomplicated explanation of Buddha teachings.

Buddhism is presented as offering a singular perspective on how /5(). This book really gives you a true down to earth look at what Buddha was teaching. My son had this book so I ordered it. It took a while to come but I know I will always keep it by myside and reread it through out my life.

It's a must have. I have read many books on Buddha but this is a book on what he taught. Plain, down to earth teaching/5(9). Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted.

It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.”/5.

The wonderful thing about Buddhism is that no genuine teaching of the Buddha (Siddhartha Guatama) insist that you believe in magic or miracles or saviors.

"Seek your own salvation," the Buddha said. This book lays it all out in clear and focused terms/5(). Walpola Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught is a perennial backlist bestseller and has proven to be an indispensable guide to beginning Buddhism.

It is renowned for its authoritative, clear, logical, and comprehensive approach. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm What the Buddha Taught book of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.”/5().

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Beginner’s book study on What The Buddha Taught by Rev. Walpola Rahula PDF file for download If you cannot download this file I am able to mail you a free copy of this book. Walpola Rahula’s book is a summation of what the Buddha actually taught, presented in a way that makes sense for today’s English-language reader.

The book is just eight chapters, plus appendices comprising ten texts (excerpted or in whole, depending upon the document’s length and contents.)/5(). What the Buddha Taught, by Theravadin Walpola Rahula, is a widely used introductory book on Buddhism for non-Buddhists.

Using quotes from the sutras, Rahula gives his personal interpretation of what he regards to be Buddhism's essential teachings, including the Four Noble Truths, the Buddhist mind, the Noble Eightfold Path, meditation and mental development, and the world : Walpola Rahula.

A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali texts, including the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially 4/5(7).

What the Buddha Taught by Wal pola Rah ula The Buddha The Buddha, whose personal name was Siddhattha, and family name Gotama, lived in North India in the 6th century B.C. His father Suddhodana, was the ruler of the kingdom of the Sakyas (in modern Nepal).

His mother was queen Size: KB. Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.”A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative 4/5(23).

This clear and informative guide draws on the words spoken by the Buddha to convey the true nature of Buddhist wisdom. It also features an illustrative section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada, a glossary of Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography.4/5(7).

When I first read "What the Buddha Taught" in college, it helped spark my interest in Buddhist practice, and one bit in particular has fundamentally shaped my approach to life and religion (Christianity as well as Buddhism): the story of the man wounded by a poisoned arrow, a parable illustrating the Buddha's utter noninterest in metaphysical speculation and his pragmatic and Cited by: A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali texts, including the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.

It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.” a classic introductory book to Buddhism, what the Buddha taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali /5().

Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.”.

SBR: What the Buddha Taught is a book usually found at the top of the recommendation lists if you are interested in Buddhism. Perhaps with good reason. The book is supposed to focus on the basic and essential teachings of Buddha. It was, however, an unsatisfactory experience for me. What the Buddha Taught Book Review.

Author Introduction Prof Walpola Sri Rahula Maha Thera was a Buddhist monk and an author. He was born in in a small village in the southern Sri Lanka.

He attended the University of Ceylon and obtained a B.A Honors (London) and got a 5/5(1). Walpola Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught is a perennial backlist bestseller and has proven to be an indispensable guide to beginning Buddhism.

It /5(47).The knowledge of Buddhism propagated by books like these can be left to the reader's imagination. I have tried in this little book to address myself first of all to the educated and intelligent general reader, uninstructed in the subject, who would like to know what the Buddha actually taught.