What the Buddha Taught (Paperback)

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By Walpola Rahula, Paul Demieville (Foreword by)
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A fantastic and accesible introduction to Buddhism written by an excellent scholar.  It makes clear how coherent, consistent and practical the Buddha's teachings are.

— Andy


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.

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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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802130310
ISBN-10: 0802130313
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic
Publication Date: January 11th, 1994
Pages: 151
Language: English