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What the Buddha Taught - by Walpola Rahula (Paperback)

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This indispensable volume is a lucid and faithful account of the Buddha's teachings. "For years," says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, "the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula's What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to 'the educated and intelligent reader.' Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly."

This edition contains a selection of illustrative texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.



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This comprehensive, compact, lucid, and faithful account of the Buddha's teachings persistently enjoys great popularity in colleges, universities, and theological schools both here and abroad. "An exposition of Buddhism conceived in a resolutely modern spirit."--from the Foreword.

"For years," says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, "the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula's What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to 'the educated and intelligent reader.' Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly."

A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali texts, including the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.



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"Dr. Rahula returns to the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha to provide us with a solid foundation into a fascinating religion. . . . Provides a terrific introduction to the Buddha's teachings." --Paul Blairon, California Literary Review
Dimensions (Overall): 8.26 Inches (H) x 5.46 Inches (W) x .53 Inches (D)
Weight: .38 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Buddhism
Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Walpola Rahula
Language: English
Street Date: January 11, 1994
TCIN: 11402241
UPC: 9780802130310
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-0041
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.53 inches length x 5.46 inches width x 8.26 inches height
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