In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (Teachings of the Buddha)

In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (Teachings of the Buddha)

Bhikkhu Bodhi


This landmark assortment is the definitive creation to the Buddha's teachings - in his personal phrases. the yank scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have gained frequent acclaim, right here provides chosen discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest list of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words finds the complete scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family members existence and marriage to renunciation and the trail of perception. A concise, informative advent precedes every one bankruptcy, guiding the reader towards a deeper knowing of the texts that follow.

In the Buddha's Words permits even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to know the importance of the Buddha's contributions to our global history. Taken as a complete, those texts undergo eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and element the right way to an historical but ever-vital course. scholars and seekers alike will locate this systematic presentation fundamental.

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