Buddha s Life and Teaching

‘The book before us here is not some kind of dusty text or just another undergraduate-level introduction to Buddhism.

Buddha   s Life and Teaching

Author: Hermann Beckh

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1912230267

Page: 248

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‘The book before us here is not some kind of dusty text or just another undergraduate-level introduction to Buddhism. It is nothing less than the still, clear, luminous centre of a hurricane...’ – Neil Franklin (from the Foreword) Although this classic text is more than one hundred years’ old, its accurate scholarship, detailed research and lucid presentation make it no less relevant today than when it was first published. In 1916, Hermann Beckh was one of a handful of leading European authorities on Buddhist texts, reading Tibetan, Sanskrit and Pali fluently. At the same time, he was a member of the Anthroposophical Society and its Esoteric Section. In consequence, Beckh’s seminal study on Buddhism has an entirely unique quality. It invites the reader to engage freely with the Buddhist Path, although in many ways re-expressed and renewed by Rudolf Steiner, whilst discovering its universal validity through the original texts. For the most part, Beckh allows these texts to speak for themselves, as eloquently now as ever. In the first section, Beckh presents Gautama Buddha’s life from legend and history. The second part of the book details the ‘general viewpoints’ of Buddhist teaching and the individual stages of the Buddhist Path, including meditation to ever higher levels. Both sections are expertly collated out of a wide knowledge of the primary sources. To this academic understanding, Beckh sheds new light on the subject from his own research, based on highly-trained meditation guided by Rudolf Steiner (with whom he carried out a long-lasting correspondence that has only recently been uncovered). Dr Katrin Binder has rendered the complete German text in a natural English idiom with great accuracy and professional insight, thereby making this timeless book available to English readers for the first time in a lucid translation. New notes and an updated bibliography are also featured.

The Historical Buddha

No man has had a greater inflience on the spiritual development of his people than Siddartha Gautama.

The Historical Buddha

Author: Hans Wolfgang Schumann

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120818170

Page: 274

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No man has had a greater inflience on the spiritual development of his people than Siddartha Gautama. Born in India in the sixth century BC into a nation hungry for spiritual experience, he developed a religious and moral teaching that, to this day, brings comfort and peace to all who practise it. This comprehensive biography examines the social, religious and political conditions that gave rise to Buddhism as we now know it.

Gautama Buddha

Plunging us into the noise, smells and jostling streets of Gautama's world, Vishvapani Blomfield brings the Buddha to life as a passionate and determined individual — a strikingly modern figure who rejected contemporary beliefs and found ...

Gautama Buddha

Author: Vishvapani Blomfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849169233

Page: 400

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There are many accounts of the Buddha's life that mix legend and history. This compelling new biography discriminates between fact and fiction to reveal Gautama, the remarkable human being behind the legends, and shed new light on his teachings. Plunging us into the noise, smells and jostling streets of Gautama's world, Vishvapani Blomfield brings the Buddha to life as a passionate and determined individual — a strikingly modern figure who rejected contemporary beliefs and found his own answers by mastering his mind. Even after he gained Enlightenment and became the Buddha ('the Awakened One') Gautama experienced struggles as well as triumphs as he trod India's dusty paths. Vishvapani shows how he sought to establish a community of practitioners amid his society's divided culture and perilous politics and how the ideas that became the Buddhist teachings grew from Gautama's efforts to address the needs and beliefs of his listeners. Drawing on years of meticulous research into original sources, Gautama Buddha takes us within touching distance of one of history's greatest figures.

Buddha

An accessible and scholarly assessment of the life and legacy of prince Siddhartha Gautama explores the ancient legends surrounding the origins of Buddhism, in a lay reader's introduction that evaluates Gautama's struggles, the parables ...

Buddha

Author: Walter Henry Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585426645

Page: 187

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An accessible and scholarly assessment of the life and legacy of prince Siddhartha Gautama explores the ancient legends surrounding the origins of Buddhism, in a lay reader's introduction that evaluates Gautama's struggles, the parables about the role of the gods in his pursuit of enlightenment, and the Buddha's legacy for the modern world. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Buddhism

A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for forty years, Oliver has written extensively on Buddhist wisdom and its application to daily life. Her practical approach makes Buddhism an essential modern guidebook to an ancient tradition.

Buddhism

Author: Joan Duncan Oliver

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250313694

Page: 128

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A modern guide to the teachings of Buddhism Buddhism: An Introduction to the Buddha’s Life, Teachings, and Practices is an indispensable guide to a 2,600-year-old wisdom tradition that has transformed the lives of millions across centuries and around the world. Readers will learn how Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, and discover how they too can follow his revolutionary methods to attain happiness and inner freedom. Along with accessible overviews of central teachings—the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, karma, core virtues like kindness and compassion, and more—Buddhism covers such basics as: - the three main Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—historically and their relevance today - the role of meditation and mindfulness in Buddhist practice - step-by-step instruction in key Buddhist practices Writing in an engaging, approachable style, author Joan Duncan Oliver outlines the fundamentals of Buddhism for every reader, revealing its timeless truths and their relevance for finding peace in uncertain times. A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for forty years, Oliver has written extensively on Buddhist wisdom and its application to daily life. Her practical approach makes Buddhism an essential modern guidebook to an ancient tradition.

The Epic of the Buddha

A translation of the modern Nepalese classic Winner of the Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism and the Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation This award-winning book contains the English translation of Sugata Saurabha ...

The Epic of the Buddha

Author: Chittadhar, Hrdaya

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834842025

Page: 416

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A translation of the modern Nepalese classic Winner of the Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism and the Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation This award-winning book contains the English translation of Sugata Saurabha (“The Sweet Fragrance of the Buddha”), an epic poem on the life and teachings of the Buddha. Chittadhar Hṛdaya, a master poet from Nepal, wrote this tour de force while imprisoned for subversion in the 1940s and smuggled it out over time on scraps of paper. His consummate skill and poetic artistry are evident throughout as he tells the Buddha’s story in dramatic terms, drawing on images from the natural world to heighten the description of emotionally charged events. It is peopled with very human characters who experience a wide range of emotions, from erotic love to anger, jealousy, heroism, compassion, and goodwill. By showing how the central events of the Buddha’s life are experienced by Siddhartha, as well as by his family members and various disciples, the poem communicates a fuller sense of the humanity of everyone involved and the depth and power of the Buddha’s loving-kindness. For this new edition of the English translation, the translators improved the beauty and flow of most every line. The translation is also supplemented with a series of short essays by Todd Lewis, one of the translators, that articulates how Hṛdaya incorporated his own Newar cultural traditions in order to connect his readership with the immediacy and relevancy of the Buddha’s life and at the same time express his views on political issues, ethical principles, literary life, gender discrimination, economic policy, and social reform.

Knowing Buddha Life And Teachings

Maha Bodhi Society of India writes in its foreword, Knowing Buddha is a well planned and richly written book... has achieved a rare balance between reason and emotion, in keeping with the great and sublime tradition and teaching of the ...

Knowing Buddha Life And Teachings

Author: Shrikant Prasoon

Publisher: Pustak Mahal

ISBN: 8122309631

Page: 119

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Maha Bodhi Society of India writes in its foreword, Knowing Buddha is a well planned and richly written book... has achieved a rare balance between reason and emotion, in keeping with the great and sublime tradition and teaching of the Buddha and his Middle Path .When people ask, What do you have to do to become a Buddhist? we say that we take refuge in Buddha Dhamma Sangha. And to take refuge we recite a formula in the Pali language:Buddham sharanam gachhamiI go to the Buddha for refuge.Sangham sharanam gachhamiI go to the Sangha for refuge.Dhammam sharanam gachhamiI go to the Dhamma for refuge

Buddha

An illustrated introduction to the Buddha's life and teachings shares anecdotes that explain how specific experiences informed the Buddha's wisdom and helped the development of a world spiritual tradition that does not focus on deference to ...

Buddha

Author: Osho

Publisher: Osho Media

ISBN: 9780981834153

Page: 144

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An illustrated introduction to the Buddha's life and teachings shares anecdotes that explain how specific experiences informed the Buddha's wisdom and helped the development of a world spiritual tradition that does not focus on deference to God. Original.

The Naked Buddha

This charming guide demystifies Buddhism and shows how we can apply its teachings to our lives in useful and meaningful ways.

The Naked Buddha

Author: Adrienne Howley

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9781569244326

Page: 288

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Although a widely observed and respected practice in America, Buddhism is still difficult for many seekers to thoroughly grasp. Now, Adrienne Howley — personally ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and one of the highest ranking Buddhist nuns in the world — writes in a warm, simple, and engagingly humorous style that illustrates the life, ideas, and teachings of the Buddha and the religion and philosophy that he inspired. This charming guide demystifies Buddhism and shows how we can apply its teachings to our lives in useful and meaningful ways. Howley covers who Buddha was and how he came to formulate his philosophy, the three main Buddhist traditions, what ordinary Buddhists believe and practice today, and meditation: how and why. There are also answers to questions most commonly asked by non-Buddhists, including: How can Buddhism make me happy? How can I always practice generosity? and How can I move away from greed and hatred? The Naked Buddha is an accessible, down-to-earth introduction to this ancient Asian religion and a valuable addition to the literature on Buddhism.

The Teachings of Buddha

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.

The Teachings of Buddha

Author: Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120727816

Page: 165

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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.

From Buddha to Christ

As he notes, From Buddha to Christ follows a path of development, ‘both of method and goal’. Thus, studying this book is itself a path of knowledge and potential initiation.

From Buddha to Christ

Author: Hermann Beckh

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1912230259

Page: 120

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Many people who are drawn to Buddhism today are seeking for spiritual knowledge as opposed to simple faith or sectarian belief. Hermann Beckh had a profound personal connection to the Buddhist path and the noble truths it contains, yet he was also dedicated to a radical renewal of Christianity. Assimilating the groundbreaking research of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), Beckh’s comprehension of Buddhism was neither limited to historical documents nor scholarly research in philology. Rather, from his inner meditation and spiritual understanding, he saw the earlier great world religions as waymarks for humanity’s evolving consciousness. In the modern world, the apprehension of Christianity needed to be grounded firmly in a universally-valid, inner cognition and experience: ‘In this light, knowledge becomes life.’ Hermann Beckh – Professor of Tibetan Studies and Sanskrit in Berlin, subsequently a founding priest of The Christian Community – first published this mature study in 1925. Having already produced the comprehensive Buddha’s Life and Teaching in 1916, Beckh’s sweeping perspectives combined with his extensive academic knowledge provided a unique grounding for authoring this work. As he notes, From Buddha to Christ follows a path of development, ‘both of method and goal’. Thus, studying this book is itself a path of knowledge and potential initiation. Beckh’s universal insights remain relevant – and if anything have gained in value – to twenty-first century readers. This edition features an additional essay, ‘Steiner and Buddha: Neo-Buddhist Spiritual Streams and Anthroposophy’ (1931), in which Beckh, for the first and last time, explains his lifelong personal connection to the Buddhist path.

The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching

With poetry and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy – all qualities of enlightenment. “Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between ...

The Heart of the Buddha s Teaching

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 1101905735

Page: 304

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With poetry and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy – all qualities of enlightenment. “Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now revised with added material and new insights, Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike.

The Buddha s Middle Way

It is often mentioned in connection with Buddhist teachings, yet the full case for its importance has not yet been made. This book aims to make that case.

The Buddha s Middle Way

Author: Robert M. Ellis

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 9781781798195

Page: 300

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The Middle Way is the first teaching offered by the Buddha in his first address, and the basis of his practical method in meditation, ethics, and wisdom. It is often mentioned in connection with Buddhist teachings, yet the full case for its importance has not yet been made. This book aims to make that case.

The Buddha Is Still Teaching

When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible—that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear.The Buddha Is ...

The Buddha Is Still Teaching

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309227

Page: 288

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Following the success of Teachings of the Buddha (Shambhala 1993, over 240,000 copies sold), this new collection represents the Buddha's teachings as they are taught and practised now in the West. Jack Kornfield's selections of passages and quotes includes inspiring favourites from many of the most highly regarded contemporary masters and teachers. The collection is organized by content, presenting the progression of Buddhist practice from an experiential point of view.

The Buddha and His Teachings

Originally published as Entering the Stream, this book offers a simple and inspiring answer to the question "What is the Buddha's teaching?" primarily in the words of the Buddha and other masters.

The Buddha and His Teachings

Author: Samuel Bercholz

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823518

Page: 352

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Originally published as Entering the Stream, this book offers a simple and inspiring answer to the question "What is the Buddha's teaching?" primarily in the words of the Buddha and other masters. This anthology draws on traditional Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan sources as well as teachings by contemporary Buddhist masters. Among the contributors, both classical and modern, are: Ajahn Chah, Pema Chödrön, The Second Dalai Lama, Dogen, S.N. Goenka, Dainin Katagiri, Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi, Milerepa, Padmasambhava, Reginald Ray, Shunryu Suzuki, Nyanaponika Thera, Thich Nhat Hanh, Chögyam Trungpa, and Burton Watson.