What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada (Revised)

Walpola Rahula (Author) Paul Demieville (Foreword by)
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Description

This comprehensive, compact, lucid, and faithful account of the Buddha's teachings persistently enjoys great popularity in colleges, universities, and theological schools both here and abroad. "An exposition of Buddhism conceived in a resolutely modern spirit."--from the Foreword.

"For years," says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, "the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. 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."

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.

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
January 11, 1994
Pages
151
Dimensions
5.46 X 0.53 X 8.26 inches | 0.38 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802130310

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Reviews


"Dr. Rahula returns to the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha to provide us with a solid foundation into a fascinating religion. . . . Provides a terrific introduction to the Buddha's teachings." --Paul Blairon, California Literary Review