Released on 2019-04-25Categories Religion

Buddha’s Life and Teaching

Buddha’s Life and Teaching

Author: Hermann Beckh

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781912230266

Category: Religion

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.
Released on 2011-12-22Categories Biography & Autobiography

Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha

Author: Vishvapani Blomfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849169233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.
Released on 2004Categories Buddhism

The Historical Buddha

The Historical Buddha

Author: Hans Wolfgang Schumann

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120818172

Category: Buddhism

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.
Released on 2017-12-01Categories

REFLECTION OF BUDDHAS TEACHING ON PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

REFLECTION OF BUDDHAS TEACHING ON PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

Author: priyadarsini mitra

Publisher: Uttkarsh Prakashan

ISBN: 9789387289055

Category:

Page: 240

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I am very glad to see the original poetic composition of dr. priyadarsini mitra, assistant professor, gautam buddha university which encompasses within each line the ethico-spiritual and philosophical teaching and altruistic ministrations of compassionate. we all know the buddha salvaged the entire mankind from mire and fire of existence and showed the path of salvation. dr. mitra has very effectible tailor the didactic garb through her fluid and florid philosophical words and phrases in very lucid way. i am sure thus poetic composition and collection of her writing will enable the readers to better understand the whole of buddhist philosophy and wisdom. in her introduction to this book she has well spelt the whole content of what she wanted to say about that sublime preaching of the buddha. she has tried here to dish out all aspect of buddha's teaching in a refreshing way. it gives me immense pleasure to write pursue words of appreciation in form of foreword for dr. priyadarsini mitra who had completed her ph.d doctoral dissertation under my supervision at university of jammu in 2002. in my opinion, this contribution of her is a sacred tribute to the divinity of buddha and also to the mankind at large. -priyadarsini mitra
Released on 2019-05-21Categories Religion

The Epic of the Buddha

The Epic of the Buddha

Author: Chittadhar, Hrdaya

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611806199

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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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.
Released on 2017-05-10Categories Religion

The Buddha

The Buddha

Author: Mukunda Rao

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789352644216

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 399

Traditional religious discourses have failed to account for the biological process involved in the attaining of Nirvana. Drawing from sources as varied as the Pali canon, Mahayana texts, Zen Buddhism, J. Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, U.G. Krishnamurti, Nietzsche, postmodernist thinkers and biological sciences, The Buddha retells the story of the Buddha and discusses his teachings in physical and physiological terms. This radical new reading turns most of the central spiritual concepts on their head, and hopes, in the course of time, to put an end to the rivalry between science and religion and, indeed, among the various religions.
Released on 2008-08-14Categories Religion

Buddha

Buddha

Author: Walter Henry Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630255

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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More than twenty-five hundred years ago, an Indian prince achieved enlightenment and became “the Awakened One.” However extraordinary Prince Siddhartha Gautama was, he was no divinity, but a self-perfected human being who brought a sweeping message to mankind. Walter Henry Nelson, a respected historical scholar and author, offers readers a distinctly accessible and authoritative biography of the Buddha and his teachings. In this essential, gripping, and inspiring introduction for the general reader, Buddha explores ancient legends surrounding Buddhism’s founder. It shows how the simple story and profound struggle of Price Siddhartha, who died five hundred years before the birth of Christ, were transformed into one of the world’s great religions. From tales of Gautama’s struggle to parables of the intervention of gods in his journey, Nelson takes readers through the historical existence and ideals at the heart of a religion and philosophy that searches beyond materialism for the true aim of life.
Released on 2008-02-28Categories Religion

Path of Compassion

Path of Compassion

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781937006136

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Path of Compassion is a collection of key stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s classic Old Path White Clouds, a book celebrating its 20th publishing anniversary this year. It tells the fascinating life story of Prince Siddhartha, who left his family and renounced his carefully guarded life, and after many years of spiritual seeking became the Buddha, the Enlightened One. Far more than the description of an unusual life story, it serves as an enjoyable, compelling, and informative introduction to Buddhism by conveying its most important teachings in a compact and accessible format. Thich Nhat Hanh’s ability to show the Buddha as a person who deals with the same life issues as we do is unique and unsurpassed. Written in language accessible to readers of all ages and levels of experience Thich Nhat Hanh combines the description of the major life stages of the Buddha with his most important teachings. Reaching far beyond the biography genre Path of Compassion is a highly readable and informative introduction to Buddhism.
Released on 2012-11-30Categories Religion

Old Path White Clouds

Old Path White Clouds

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448175192

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 841

‘The Buddha was the source. Venerable Svasti and the young buffalo boys were rivers that flowed from the source. Wherever the rivers flowed, the Buddha would be there.’ In Old Path White Clouds, the world's revered master of mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, retells the story of the Buddha in his own inimitably beautiful style. He draws upon Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese sources to trace the Buddha’s life slowly and gently through the course of eighty years. Seen partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself and partly through those of Svasti, the buffalo boy, Old Path White Clouds brings the Buddha closer to us as we journey with him on his path to enlightenment and nirvana.
Released on 2002-12-03Categories Religion

The Buddha and His Teachings

The Buddha and His Teachings

Author: Samuel Bercholz

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823519

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 977

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.