A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
This book is an introductory guide to the rich, wonderful, and profound world of Buddhist similes.
Author: Hellmuth Hecker
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
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.
Set in ancient India and Nepal, the books bring together characters both historical and fictional in tales of overcoming karma and inner demons to find one's true self and attain a state of peace.
Author: Masahisa Goi
2,500 years ago, two powerful nations and a dozen city-states were at war with one another, bringing great instability to people's lives. The teachings of Sakaymuni Buddha were influencing more and more people, and even some kings had begun ruling according to Buddhist principles.When the kingdom of the Aiku royal family is conquered, the princess is rescued by a vassal who loves her yet despises the Buddhist order embraced by her father, especially the young disciple called Anan...
Buddha has no form but manifests Himself in Exquisiteness and leads us with His whole heart of Compassion. This book is valuable because it contains the essence of the Buddhas teachings as recorded in over five thousand volumes.
Author: Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Buddhas Wisdom is as broad as the ocean and His Spirit is full of great Compassion. Buddha has no form but manifests Himself in Exquisiteness and leads us with His whole heart of Compassion. This book is valuable because it contains the essence of the Buddhas teachings as recorded in over five thousand volumes. These teachings have been preserved and handed down for more than twenty-five hundred years extending beyond borders and racial barriers of the world. The words of Buddha contained in this book touch on all aspects of human life and bring meaning to it.
Author: Thomas William Rhys DavidsPublish On: 2000
The Digha Nikaya or the collection of long doctrinary lectures of the Buddha is one of the five Nikayas or collections belonging to the Suttapitaka or the basket of (Buddha`s) discourses which is one of the three majorr collections of Pali ...
Author: Thomas William Rhys Davids
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
The Digha Nikaya or the collection of long doctrinary lectures of the Buddha is one of the five Nikayas or collections belonging to the Suttapitaka or the basket of (Buddha`s) discourses which is one of the three majorr collections of Pali Buddhist texts, the other two being Vinayapitaka and Abhidhammapitaka. It consists of 34 long suttas of which each individual one treats intensively some particular point or points of the doctrine. The Buddha, like other Indian teachers of his time, taught by conversation. He followed the literary habit of his time by embodying his doctrine in set phrases, sutras, on which he enlarged on different occasiions in different ways. When the Buddha died these sayings (suttas) were collected together by his disciples into the great Nikayas of which the present one is the first.
Selected by Venerable Mas ter Hsing Yun, these stories cover a variety of top ics, from the importance of kindness, to the inner workings of karma, the correct approach to spiritual practice, and how to best live in a community.
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The first part of the book deals with the Life of the Buddha,the second with the Dhamma,the Pali term for His Doctrine.
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Description The Buddha was the first most active missionary in the world.He wandered from place to place for forty five years preaching His doctrine to the masses and the intellegentsia.Till His last moment,He served humaity both by example and by percept.His distinguished disciples followed suit.Penniless,they even travelled to distant lands to propogate the Dhamma,expecting nothing in return. This treatise,written by a member of the Order of the Sangha,is based on the pali Texts,commentaries,and traditions prevailing in Buddhist countries. The first part of the book deals with the Life of the Buddha,the second with the Dhamma,the Pali term for His Doctrine.
Sariputra and Maudgalyayana 9. The Buddha Pacifies the Malcontents of Rajagriha 10. Suddhodana Sends Messengers to His Son 11. The Story of the Crane and the Fish 12. The Story of Visvantara 13. The Story of Dharmapala 14.
Author: Andre Ferdinand Herold
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices This "Life of Buddha" is not a work of fiction. For the most part it has been relied upon the LALITA-VISTARA. This book is a jumbled collection of legends and scholastic dissertations, and yet in these pages are preserved many precious traditions regarding the Buddha's origin, his childhood and his youth, and here, likewise, we are told of his early education and of his first deeds. There are also traces from an excellent poem, the BUDDHACARITA of Asvaghosa. Contents: PART ONE 1. King Suddhodana And Queen Maya 2. Maya's Dream 3. The Birth of Siddhartha 4. Asita's Prediction 5. Siddhartha at the Temple 6. Siddhartha's First Meditation 7. The Marriage of Siddhartha 8. Siddhartha Leads a Life of Pleasure 9. The Three Encounters 10. Gopa's Dream 11. Siddhartha is Eager to Know the Great Truths 12. Siddhartha Leaves His Father's Palace 13. Siddhartha the Hermit 14. Gopa and Suddhodana Grieve 15. The Doctrine of Arata Kalama 16. Siddhartha and King Vimbasara 17. Siddhartha Deserted by His First Disciples 18. Siddhartha Under the Tree of Knowledge 19. Mara's Defeat 20. Siddhartha Becomes the Buddha PART TWO 1. Trapusha and Bhallika 2. The Buddha is Prepared to Preach the Doctrine 3. The Buddha Leaves for Benares 4. The Buddha Finds His Former Disciples 5. The Story of the Hermit and the Hare 6. The Story of Padmaka 7. The Buddha at the Bamboo Grove 8. Sariputra and Maudgalyayana 9. The Buddha Pacifies the Malcontents of Rajagriha 10. Suddhodana Sends Messengers to His Son 11. The Story of the Crane and the Fish 12. The Story of Visvantara 13. The Story of Dharmapala 14. Gopa's Great Virtue 15. Nanda Renounces Royalty 16. The Buddha Leaves Kapilavastu 17. Anathapindika's Offering 18. The New Disciples 19. Nanda's Pride 20. The Death of Suddhodana PART THREE 1. Mahaprajapati is Admitted to the Community 2. The Buddha Exposes the Imposters 3. Suprabha 4. Virupa 5. Sinca's Deceit 6. The Buddha Tames a Wild Buffalo 7. Dissension Among the Monks 8. Kuvalaya the Dancer 9. The God Alavaka Defeated by the Buddha 10. Devadatta Expelled from the Community 11. Ajatasatru's Treachery 12. The Death of Devadatta 13. Prasenajit and Ajatasatru 14. The Buddha Teaches the Doctrine 15. The Buddha and the Shepherd 16. The Buddha Instructs the Monks of Vaisali 17. The Meal at Cunda's 18. The Buddha Enters Nirvana