Great Disciples of the Buddha

Great Disciples of the Buddha

Buddha and the capacities of the other disciples. When Devadatta voiced his
claim to lead the Order, the Buddha said that he would not entrust anybody with
the leadership of the Sangha, not even his two chief disciples, let alone
Devadatta ...

Author: Nyanaponika

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861718641

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series. Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume. Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns. When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include: Sariputta Nanda Mahamoggallana Mahakassapa Ananda Isidasi Anuruddha Mahakaccana Angulimala Visakha and many more. Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.
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The Buddha and His Disciples

The Buddha and His Disciples

... BPS: Great Disciples of the Buddha — Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy
by Nyanaponika Thera and Hellmuth Hecker. A masterly compilation of twenty-
four life-stories of the closest and most eminent of the Buddha's personal

Author: Shravasti Dhammika

Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society

ISBN: 9789552402807

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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In this book the life the Buddha is explored through the perspective of his interactions with his disciples and contemporaries, using society of the time as background. An accessible work especially suited for young people and newcomers to Buddhism.
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Traveling to the Other Shore

Traveling to the Other Shore

A collection of stories told by the Buddha that illustrate how we may reach enlightenment through practicing the ten perfections, among which are giving, patience, meditation and following precepts such as not killing, stealing, lying, ...

Author: Hsing Yun

Publisher: Buddha's Light Publishing

ISBN: 9781932293289

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

View: 529

A collection of stories told by the Buddha that illustrate how we may reach enlightenment through practicing the ten perfections, among which are giving, patience, meditation and following precepts such as not killing, stealing, lying, engaging in sexual improprieties, or using intoxicants.
Categories: Philosophy

Similes of the Buddha

Similes of the Buddha

This book is an introductory guide to the rich, wonderful, and profound world of Buddhist similes.

Author: Hellmuth Hecker

Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society

ISBN: 9789552403361

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 322

This book is an introductory guide to the rich, wonderful, and profound world of Buddhist similes. The Buddha used many similes as a skilful means to facilitate the understanding of teachings that otherwise could appear overly abstruse and dry to his listeners. Thus, contemplation of the similes and the explanations as given in this book will widen and deepen one’s understanding of the Teaching of the Buddha.
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Love Dharma

Love Dharma

Murcott, The First Buddhist Women, p. 124. 4. Ibid., pp. 126–27. 5. Horner,
Women Under Primitive Buddhism, p. 59. 6. Thera and Hecker, Great Disciples of
the Buddha, p. 284. 7. Ibid. 8. Horner, Women under Primitive Buddhism, p. 258.

Author: Geri Larkin

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902026

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 900

Love Dharma offers compassionate guidance and advice, looking at contemporary relationship dilemmas from a Buddhist perspective as expressed in traditional stories of enlightened Buddhist women who lived and loved during the Buddha's lifetime. We all experience the ups and downs of relationships—the fun of dating, the pain of breaking up, the demands of serious partnerships, and the ache of loneliness. But we often forget that they affect not only our love lives, but our spirits as well. With Love Dharma you will discover how to use your romantic triumphs and tragedies to achieve personal peace and happiness, develop more satisfying connections with others, and share yourself without losing yourself. Author Geri Larkin teaches that the difficult and joyous moments of our love lives are truly opportunities to continue our spiritual journey
Categories: Family & Relationships

A vagho a s Buddhacarita Or Acts of the Buddha

A  vagho   a s Buddhacarita  Or  Acts of the Buddha

Of the twenty-eight cantos of the epic poem a little less than half is now available in the original, but complete translations in Chinese and Tibetan have been preserved. This edition consists of three parts.

Author: Aśvaghoṣa

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120810295

Category: Religion

Page: 645

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The Buddhacarita is the most famous work of Asvaghosa, the well-known Buddhist poet-philosopher supposed to have been a contemporary of King Kaniska of the early 2nd century a.c. Of the twenty-eight cantos of the epic poem a little less than half is now available in the original, but complete translations in Chinese and Tibetan have been preserved. This edition consists of three parts. The first part contains the Sanskrit text and the second the translation of the first fourteen cantos, filling up the lacunae in the Sanskrit from the Tibetan, together with an Introduction dealing with various aspects of the poet`s works, with notes which discuss the many difficulites of text and translation, and an Index. The third part contains translation of Cantos XV-XXVIII based on the available Tibetan and Chinese versions so as to arrive as near the meaning of Asvaghosa`s original text. The poem falls into four distinct quarters of seven cantos describing birth and youth of the hero, enlightenment after long questing, how the Buddha made his discovery by teaching available to all beings, a mission ending with a universal conquest in which the hero converts the rulers and people in many countries to the new doctrine and the events leading up to the Parinirvana of the Buddha.
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Basic Buddhism

Basic Buddhism

At that time, among the bhikshus who were the disciples of Buddha there were
ten great disciples, each acclaimed for his own special ability: Shariputra,
foremost in knowledge; Maudgalyayana, foremost in spiritual powers;
Mahakashyapa, ...

Author: Huaijin Nan

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578630207

Category: Religion

Page: 243

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Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is clearly indispensable reading!
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In the Buddha s Words

In the Buddha s Words

Mah›kacc›na was the disciple who excelled in giving detailed analyses of the
Buddha's brief statements. For an account of his life and teachings, see
Nyanaponika and Hecker, Great Disciples of the Buddha, chapter 6. Sakka, the
ruler of the ...

Author: Bodhi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719969

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.
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Buddhism The origins and nature of Mah y na Buddhism Some Mah y na religious topics

Buddhism  The origins and nature of Mah  y  na Buddhism   Some Mah  y  na religious topics

The first category is of great importance to the tradition . " Discourses by the
Buddha can be either in brief or in detail , 20 and it is only wisdom such as
characterizes the greatest disciples that allows the brief utterances to be
interpreted and ...

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041533229X

Category: Buddhism

Page: 404

View: 775

This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist studies from a vast range of academic disciplines published over the last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both student and scholar. Coverage includes: - Buddhist origins; early history of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia - early Buddhist Schools and Doctrinal History; Theravada Doctrine - the Origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism; some Mahayana religious topics - Abhidharma and Madhyamaka - Yogacara, the Epistemological tradition, and Tathagatagarbha - Tantric Buddhism (Including China and Japan); Buddhism in Nepal and Tibet - Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, and - Buddhism in China, East Asia, and Japan.
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Buddhist Saints in India

Buddhist Saints in India

A Study in Buddhist Values and Orientations Reginald A. Ray. lifestyles and
values ... great Buddhist saints. In this account, eleven saints approach the
Buddha, Devadatta and ten others — including the greatest disciples of the
Buddha, listed ...

Author: Reginald A. Ray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195350618

Category: Religion

Page: 527

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The issue of saints is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist evidence. Drawing on an extensive variety of sources, Ray seeks to identify the "classical type" of the Buddhist saint, as it provides the presupposition for, and informs, the different major Buddhist saintly types and subtypes. Discussing the nature, dynamics, and history of Buddhist hagiography, he surveys the ascetic codes, conventions and traditions of Buddhist saints, and the cults both of living saints and of those who have "passed beyond." Ray traces the role of the saints in Indian Buddhist history, examining the beginnings of Buddhism and the origin of Mahayana Buddhism.
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Buddhism in Christendom

Buddhism in Christendom

Secondly, on entering the temple, the spectator was confronted with a colossal
figure of Sakya Muni in the centre of the high altar, and by this were smaller
Buddhas that had got to mean his Great Disciples. These were fed every day with

Author: Arthur Lillie


ISBN: 9780557503438


Page: 456

View: 809

Buddhism in Christendom, or, Jesus, the Essene, by Arthur Lillie, Author of "The Popular Life of Buddha." "He shall be the last to obtain the great spiritual light; and he will become a Lord called the Buddha of Brotherly Love(Maitreya)." -Buddha's prophecy of his successor in the Saddharma Pandarika. With numerous illustrations. Reproduction of 1887 Edition.

Land of Bliss

Land of Bliss

Also accompanying the Buddha were the disciples Kapphina the Great , and
Chunda the Great , and Aniruddha , Radha , Nandika , Kimpila , Subhuti , Revata
, Khadiravanika , Vakkula , Svagata , Amogharaja , Parayanika , as well as
Pantha ...


Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 812081813X

Category: Buddhism

Page: 358

View: 462

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The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary. Reprint, Delhi: ... Harvey, Peter. 1995. The
Selfless Mind: Personality, Consciousness, and Nirvana in Early Buddhism. ...
Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy. Boston: ...


Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614290445

Category: Religion

Page: 1944

View: 876

Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C.E. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha." Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching were the suttas (Sanskrit sutras), his discourses and dialogues. If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. The suttas were compiled into collections called "Nikayas," of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. The Digha Nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses. The present volume, which continues Wisdom's famous Teachings of the Buddha series, contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. The Anguttara arranges the Buddha's discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme intended to promote retention and easy comprehension. In an age when writing was still in its infancy, this proved to be the most effective way to ensure that the disciples could grasp and replicate the structure of a teaching.
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Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Editor of The Wheel (1984-), Bodhi Leaves (1984-), and Great Disciples of the
Buddha (1997). Contributor to Buddhist Studies Review, The Middle Way, and
other journals. Essays: Buddhaghosa; Celibacy: Buddhist; Disciples, Early
Buddhist; ...

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787164

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

View: 956

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Bringing Home the Dharma

Bringing Home the Dharma

Or as contemporary Buddhist poet Tom Savage writes, “Greater vehicle, lesser
vehicle, all vehicles will be towed at owner's expense.” The many ... The Buddha
points to his great disciples and the students gathered around them. He notes
that ...

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834827622

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 320

If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include: • How to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity • Conscious parenting • Spirituality and sexuality • The way of forgiveness • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the world Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.
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Gender Equality in Buddhism

Gender Equality in Buddhism

64 , reads : bahu - nara - deva - paripūrņam / It is translated as follows : Filled
with many people and Gods [ author ' s translation ) . 69 [ author ' s translation ) .
70 One of the ten great disciples of the Buddha . He was renowned for his strict ...

Author: Masatoshi Ueki

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002776194

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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It was epoch making when Buddhism declared men and women equal in India where women traditionally were regarded as inferior to men. After the death of Buddhism's founder, Gautama Buddha, Buddhist monks, called Hinayana Buddhists, became conservative and authoritarian and began to make light of women as well as lay believers. While the Hinayana Buddhists discriminated against women, the Mahayana Buddhists tried to improve women's positions in society through their «Renaissance of Buddhism». Masatoshi Ueki discusses Nichiren's impartial view of women and insists that the male and female principles are indispensable for the perfection of personality.
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A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms

A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms

Four great disciples of Kumārajiva , the Indian Buddhajiva or if # Tao - shêng and
the three Chinese to the Sêng - chao , it hale Tao - jung , and the x Séng - jui . #
Scale , mail ; the first of the ten " celestial stems " . EP A digital or manual sign ...

Author: William Edward Soothill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700703551

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

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This invaluable interpretive tool, first published in 1937, is now available for the first time in a paperback edition specially aimed at students of Chinese Buddhism. Those who have endeavoured to read Chinese texts apart from the apprehension of a Sanskrit background have generally made a fallacious interpretation, for the Buddhist canon is basically translation, or analogous to translation. In consequence, a large number of terms existing are employed approximately to connote imported ideas, as the various Chinese translators understood those ideas. Various translators invented different terms; and, even when the same term was finally adopted, its connotation varied, sometimes widely, from the Chinese term of phrase as normally used by the Chinese. For instance, klésa undoubtedly has a meaning in Sanskrit similar to that of, i.e. affliction, distress, trouble. In Buddhism affliction (or, as it may be understood from Chinese, the afflicters, distressers, troublers) means passions and illusions; and consequently fan-nao in Buddhist phraseology has acquired this technical connotation of the passions and illusions. Many terms of a similar character are noted in the body of this work. Consequent partly on this use of ordinary terms, even a well-educated Chinese without a knowledge of the technical equivalents finds himself unable to understand their implications.
Categories: Social Science

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Reading. Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path. ...
Straightforward advice and explanation on basic Buddhist ideas by a Western
nun. Breath ... Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Work, Their

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719204

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness. Whether you are an experienced meditator or someone who's only just beginning, this gentle and down-to-earth guide will help you bring the heart of the Buddha's teachings into every aspect of your life. A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards finalist (Spirituality/Inspirational).
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