Author : Bhikkhu Bodhi
Publisher : Wisdom Publishers
First Edition 2005
ISBN : 978-0-86171-491-9
THIS LANDMARK COLLECTION is the definitive introduction to the Buddha’s teachings – in his own words. The American scholar monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha’s Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha’s discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight.
In the Buddha’s Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha’s contributions to our world heritage? Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha’s taachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever – vital path.
“The are two ways of looking at work of Buddhist literature. One is to view it from the outside, as as object situated in its historical and cultural milieu. The other, more inward, perspective is to regard its postential transformative effect upon its readers. From either one of these perspectives, this new work is remarkable… Bhikkhu Bodhi’s intro ductions to each chapter strung together would themselves serve as a beautiful and accessible overview of the Dhamma.” -Buddbadbarma-
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