What the Buddha Taught (Revised and Expanded Edition)

What the Buddha Taught (Revised and Expanded Edition)

Walpola Rahula


A vintage introductory publication to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught incorporates a choice of illustrative texts from the unique Pali texts, together with the Suttas and the Dhammapada. the writer, himself a Buddhist monk and pupil, eliminates a few universal misconceptions approximately Buddhism, and gives a accomplished, compact, lucid, and trustworthy account of the Buddha’s teachings that repeatedly enjoys nice reputation in schools, universities, and theological colleges either right here and overseas. “For years," says the magazine of the Buddhist Society, "the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked an easy and trustworthy advent to the complexities of the topic. Dr. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the necessity as merely should be performed by means of one having an organization clutch of the enormous fabric to be sifted. it's a version of what a e-book can be that's addressed to begin with to ‘the knowledgeable and clever reader.' Authoritative and transparent, logical and sober, this research is as complete because it is masterly."

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