Basic Teachings of the Buddha
epub | 891.03 KB | English | Author :Glenn Wallis | B000V2S09K | 2007 | Random House Publishing Group
Book Description :
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 today's 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 University
"A valuable sourcebook with a good selection of the fundamental suttas enhanced by an eloquent introduction and...
Category : | Introductory & Beginning Programming, Buddhist History, Buddhist Sacred Writings
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