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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

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
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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.
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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

Stories Of The Buddha

Author : Caroline A. F. Rhys Davids
ISBN : 9780486119113
Genre : Philosophy
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One of the most important texts in the literature of Buddhism, containing 47 stories celebrating the previous lives of the Buddha, each offering fascinating insights into the mind and heart of Buddhism.
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The Concept Of The Buddha

Author : Guang Xing
ISBN : 9780415333443
Genre : Religion
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Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha to be worshipped by all Mayahanists. Written in an accessible way, this work is an outstanding research text for students and scholars of Mayahana Buddhism and anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy.
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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

Buddha My Refuge

Author : Bhikkhu Khantipalo
ISBN : 9789552400377
Genre : Religion
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This book weaves together a rich variety of texts from the Pali Canon illustrating each of the Buddha's nine outstanding virtues. The result is a beautiful and inspiring anthology of suttas on the personality of the Blessed One.
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