Download or read book The Dhammapada by and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2010-08-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. One of the best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the Dhammapada forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, and is traditionally regarded as the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken by him in his lifetime, and memorized and handed on by his followers after his death. A collection of simple verses gathered in themes such as 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', the Dhammapada is accessible, instructional and mind-clearing, with lessons in each verse to give ethical advice and to remind the listener of the transience of life. Valerie Roebuck's new translation is accompanied by an introduction examining the language of the Dhammapada, its status as literature and the school of Buddhist teaching from which it comes.
Book Synopsis The Sacred Books of the East: The Dhammapada, translated by F. Max Müller by :
Download or read book The Sacred Books of the East: The Dhammapada, translated by F. Max Müller by and published by . This book was released on 1881 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or read book The Dhammapada by and published by Shambhala Publications. This book was released on 2018-05-08 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This pocket-sized edition of the most widely read of all classic Buddhist texts presents, in verse form, the poetic and inspirational sayings of the Buddha Presenting two distinct goals for leading a spiritual life—attaining happiness in this life (and in future lives) and the achievement of absolute peace—this classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition. This accessible translation combines Gil Fronsdal’s personal knowledge of the Buddhist path with his rigorous attention to detail in bringing forth the original Pali text for seekers of all levels. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Download or read book Dhammapada by M. K. Sharan and published by Abhinav Publications. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Philosophy, Cultural
Book Synopsis Encyclopaedia of Buddhism: The Dhammapada stories, verses & commentary by : M. G. Chitkara
Download or read book Encyclopaedia of Buddhism: The Dhammapada stories, verses & commentary by M. G. Chitkara and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 844 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics by : Puqun Li
Download or read book A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics by Puqun Li and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2012-07-19 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book guides readers through ten classic works of Asian philosophy. Several major schools of Eastern thought are discussed, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism/Taoism, and Chan/Zen. The author connects the ideas of these schools to those of Western philosophy, thereby making the material accessible to people who are unfamiliar with the cultures and intellectual traditions of Asia. A wide range of important topics are addressed: reality, time, self, knowledge, ethics, human nature, enlightenment, and death.
Book Synopsis Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism by : Naomi Appleton
Download or read book Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism by Naomi Appleton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-06 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Whilst at first glance many of the stories look like common fables or folktales, Buddhist tradition tells us that the stories illustrate the gradual path to perfection exemplified by the Buddha in his previous births, when he was a bodhisatta (buddha-to-be). Jataka stories have had a long and colourful history, closely intertwined with the development of doctrines about the Buddha, the path to buddhahood, and how Buddhists should behave now the Buddha is no more. This book explores the shifting role of the stories in Buddhist doctrine, practice, and creative expression, finally placing this integral Buddhist genre back in the centre of scholarly understandings of the religion.
Book Synopsis Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest by : Phyllis Zagano
Download or read book Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest by Phyllis Zagano and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. A crosscultural exploration of the meanings, definitions, practices, and common themes of mysticism via a study of original texts (in translation) from different parts of the world. It brings together the writings of the mystics from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism in one volume.
Book Synopsis Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice by : Thomas P. Kasulis
Download or read book Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice by Thomas P. Kasulis and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 1992-12-04 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book is an investigation of the relationship between self and body in the Indian, Japanese, and Chinese philosophical traditions. The interplay between self and body is complex and manifold, touching on issues of epistemology, ontology, social philosophy, and axiology. The authors examine these issues and make relevant connections to the Western tradition. The authors’ allow the Asian traditions to shed new light on some of the traditional mind-body issues addressed in the West.
Download or read book Nirvana by Susunaga Weeraperuma and published by Vedams eBooks (P) Ltd. This book was released on 2003 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. NIRVANA THE HIGHEST HAPPINESS is the fruit of a lifetime of meditation, and contemplation of Buddhist questions. Written in a lucid style, this book covers all the major aspects of Buddhism such as karma, meditation, the illusion of 'I', the belief in a Creator-God, the personality of the Buddha, Ambapali, Angulimala, sincere friendship, the power of paritta chanting, our debt of gratitude to our parents and Nirvana.Did the Buddha condone or condemn meat eating ? There is abundant evidence that the Buddha, when he was a man of advanced years, denounced the practice of meat eating. That is the message for posterity from the Mahaparinirvana Sutra and the Lankavatara Sutra (a Mahayana text). Vegetarianism springs from the purified inner states of loving-kindness (Metta) and compassion (Karuna).Weeraperuma has beautifully restated in his own words the 41 verses of the Khaggavisanasutta wherein the Buddha stressed the importance of leading a solitary life --- "One must be alone, like the horn of a rhinoceros".Freed from all attachments, the highest happiness of Nirvana is attainable right here and now, in this very life itself.
Download or read book Causality by Jeaneane Fowler and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-21 with total page 459 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book examines the concepts of cause and effect from two dimensions. The first concerns the macrocosm of the Universe and how each belief system views creation. The second dimension explores the ways in which beliefs about creation influence the microcosmic world in terms of the nature of the self, the proximate goals within each system, the answers each belief system offers to the presence of evil and suffering in existence, and ideas about the ultimate goal of release from them. All these ideas inform and are fundamental to the understanding of the present-day practices of different faiths, presenting challenges for scriptural testimony balanced with existential living. The final two chapters explore current research in physics concerning the beginnings of the cosmos and what implications such research might have for existence within it, with the final chapter examining scientific views of the nature of the self. Contents include: Judaic and Christian Traditions. Islam. Hinduism. Early Buddhism. Sikhism. Classical Taoism. Recycled Stardust. Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Atoms: The Life and Death of the Self.
Book Synopsis Classic Asian Philosophy by : Joel Kupperman
Download or read book Classic Asian Philosophy by Joel Kupperman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. "This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts. Ranging from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita, through Confucius to Zen Buddhism, Kupperman walks students through the most important texts of Asian philosophy, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, and explaining their philosophical roots. This second edition includes revisions and updates throughout the text, clarifying where necessary, and a brand new chapter on al-Arabi's The Bezels of Wisdom, a classic of Islamic Sufism. Classic Asian Philosophy is a highly useful aid to students in philosophy, religion, or Asian studies courses who are studying these fascinating bust complex texts, as well as laypersons or specialists in other areas who need assistance in understanding them."--Page 4 de la couverture.
Book Synopsis The International Library of Essays on Capital Punishment, Volume 3 by : Peter Hodgkinson
Download or read book The International Library of Essays on Capital Punishment, Volume 3 by Peter Hodgkinson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This volume provides analyses of a range of subjects and issues in the death penalty debate, from medicine to the media. The essays address in particular the personal complexities of those involved, a fundamental part of the subject usually overridden by the theoretical and legal aspects of the debate. The unique personal vantage offered by this volume makes it essential reading for anyone interested in going beyond the removed theoretical understanding of the death penalty, to better comprehending its fundamental humanity. Additionally, the international range of the analysis, enabling disaggregation of country specific motivations, ensures the complexities of the death penalty are also considered from a global perspective.