Basic Teachings of the Buddha (Modern Library Classics)

Basic Teachings of the Buddha (Modern Library Classics)

Glenn Wallis


In Basic Teachings of the Buddha, Glenn Wallis selects 16 crucial dialogues drawn from greater than 5 thousand Pali-dialect suttas of the Buddhist canon. the result's a colourful introductory consultant to learning Buddhist idea, utilising its rules to daily life, and gaining a deeper figuring out of Buddhist issues in glossy literature. targeting the main the most important themes for today’s readers, Wallis provides writings that handle glossy mental, non secular, moral, and philosophical matters. This sensible, inspiring, and interesting quantity presents an outline of the heritage of Buddhism and an illuminating research of the center writings that personalizes the suttas for every reader.

“Glenn Wallis brings knowledge and compassion to this paintings of scholarship. every person should still learn this book.”
–Christopher Queen, Harvard University

“A priceless sourcebook with a sensible choice of the basic suttas better by means of an eloquent creation and accomplished notes–altogether a really beneficial text.”
–Peter Matthiessen (Roshi), writer of The Snow Leopard and Nine-Headed Dragon River

“Glenn Wallis’s new and obtainable translations of a few of the Buddha’s lectures to his unique scholars, besides Wallis’s stylish consultant to the texts, supplies twenty-first-century readers within the sleek West a clean probability to profit from this teacher.”
–Charles Hallisey, college of Wisconsin-Madison


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