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World Of The Buddha

Author : Lucien Stryk
ISBN : 9780802198259
Genre : Religion
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Selections from the most significant texts in the body of Buddhist literature. For readers who want a deeper understanding of Buddhism, this is a rich, varied, and comprehensive collection in one volume. It includes the most significant texts from the vast body of Buddhist literature, and includes translations from Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Lao. For the benefit of the newcomer to Buddhism—or for those using it in an academic context—the pieces are arranged in chronological order, and each chapter is preceded by a separate commentary. In addition, there is a comprehensive description of life in India at the time of the Buddha and an outline of his life and mission. “The best available translations.” —Library Journal
Category: Religion

The Buddha S Teachings On Prosperity

Author : Basnagoda Rahula
ISBN : 9780861715473
Genre : Philosophy
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Shares specific recommendations on how to incorporate Buddhist teachings into busy lifestyles, counseling readers on the practice of applying spiritual philosophies to a range of everyday concerns, from money management and relationships to office conflicts and parenting. Original.
Category: Philosophy

Becoming Buddha Awakening The Wisdom And Compassion To Change Your World

Author : Robert Sachs
ISBN : 9781780282862
Genre : Religion
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To 'Become Buddha' is to AWAKE to our personal responsibility - not only for our own lives but for the world around us. The book will provide a path - if you follow this path it will transform your life. Buddhist masters say that we are in a 'Dark Age'. Terrorist attacks, wars, economic failures and natural disasters have created an atmosphere of fear. Tibetan masters encourage us not to lose heart - catastrophes have happened before and we have overcome them. Robert Sachs shows how Tibetan Buddhist teachings can have a real influence on our personal lives and equally on contemporary politics. He presents traditional Buddhist teachings in a practical, readable style and shows the reader how they can help to cultivate the inner resources necessary to meet challenge and conflict - both in themselves and in the world. He presents the four thoughts that revolutionize the mind and demonstrates how we must take personal responsibility for the future. The Four Noble Truths show us there is no need to despair - and the four components of action will change our attitude to life providing practical instruction on how to act - using the power of meditation to make a difference - and turn the inherent goodness of the human race into positive energy to help transform the world
Category: Religion

An End To Suffering

Author : Pankaj Mishra
ISBN : 9780330542180
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An accomplished history of the Buddha, An End to Suffering is also a deeply personal story -- the story of Pankaj Mishra's search for meaning, for truth and peace in the modern world and, specifically, in post-colonial, independent India. As he describes his travels to unearth the origins of the Buddha, Mishra offers glimpses into his own quest for enlightenment, from childhood to September 11, from family background to friends met and made, from lessons learned to achievements as a writer. Through this, Mishra reveals the parallels between his time and the Buddha's, between their respective journeys -- and that of their country -- in search of progress and reconciliation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Footprint Of The Buddha

Author : E F C Ludowyk
ISBN : 9781135029500
Genre : Reference
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Originally published in 1958, this volume discusses the Buddhist monuments of Sri Lanka, which represent a distinctive and valuable portion of the art of the ancient and medieval world. It traces the development of this artistic achievement and places it in the appropriate religious, philosophical and historical context. Supporting the text are thirty-one black & white plates and a glossary of terms used helps to guide the reader throughout the book.
Category: Reference

In The Buddha S Words

Author : Bodhi
ISBN : 9780861714919
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

What Would Buddha Do

Author : Franz Metcalf
ISBN : 9781569757628
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

A World History Of Art

Author : Hugh Honour
ISBN : 1856694518
Genre : Art
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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.
Category: Art