Basic Teachings of the Buddha

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In Basic Teachings of the Buddha, Glenn Wallis selects sixteen essential dialogues drawn from more than five thousand Pali-dialect suttas of the Buddhist canon. The result is a vibrant introductory guide to studying Buddhist thought, applying its pr…

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    Om Basic Teachings of the Buddha

    In Basic Teachings of the Buddha, Glenn Wallis selects sixteen essential dialogues drawn from more than five thousand Pali-dialect suttas of the Buddhist canon. The result is a vibrant introductory guide to studying Buddhist thought, applying its principles to everyday life, and gaining a deeper understanding of Buddhist themes in modern literature. Focusing on the most crucial topics for todays readers, Wallis presents writings that address modern psychological, religious, ethical, and philosophical concerns. This practical, inspiring, and engaging volume provides an overview of the history of Buddhism and an illuminating analysis of the core writings that personalizes the suttas for each reader. Glenn Wallis brings wisdom and compassion to this work of scholarship. Everyone should read this book.Christopher Queen, Harvard UniversityA valuable sourcebook with a good selection of the fundamental suttas enhanced by an eloquent introduction and comprehensive notesaltogether a very useful text. Peter Matthiessen (Roshi), author of The Snow Leopard and Nine-Headed Dragon RiverGlenn Walliss new and accessible translations of some of the Buddhas lectures to his original students, along with Walliss elegant guide to the texts, gives twenty-first-century readers in the modern West a fresh chance to learn from this teacher.Charles Hallisey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2007
    Forlag
    Random House Publishing Group
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781588366382
    Sider
    240
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