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What the Buddha taught by Walpola Rahula, , Grove Press edition, in English - 2d and enl. ed. I am currently converting the [PDF version of the book by Dr. Walpola. What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format.
Who can write about a religion best?
An insider or an outsider? Then surely the insider is the one best placed to introduce ot Invitation Complications or Who is the Best Spokesperson for a Religion?
Then surely the insider is the one best placed to introduce others to this sacred mystery? This is done by adhering to a faithful and accurate presentation of the actual words used by the Buddha as they are to be found in the original Pali texts of the Tipitaka, universally accepted by scholars as the earliest extant records of the teachings of the Buddha. Almost all the material Rahula commands so effortlessly are taken directly from these originals.
That way it must be admitted that only a scholar of his stature could have brought us so close to the original teachings. What that something is has to be judged by the author.
The rest can be kept for later, if the guest decides to stay awhile. Now to return to our problem.
Can an insider do this? After all, the insider is as much an alien to other religions as the visitor is to his own. The complete collection, counting all its formulaic expansions, contains more than 9, discourses.
When these expansions are not counted, the total comes to approximately 2, discourses, of which are translated here. In nine short passages it covers the basic topics that one would need to know when beginning Buddhist monastic life; many of the passages also serve as useful introductions to Buddhist practice in general.
The itivuttakas cover the full range of Buddhist practice. On the basic levels, they focus on skillful and unskillful behavior, and on the advanced, they cover some topics found nowhere else in the Canon.
This two-volume set attempts to give an organized, detailed account of the Vinaya training rules and the traditions that have grown up around them. The book as a whole is aimed primarily at those whose lives are affected by the rules—bhikkhus who live by them, and other people who have dealings with the bhikkhus — so that they will be able to find gathered in one location as much essential information as possible on just what the rules do and do not entail.
Students of Early Buddhism, Theravadin history, or contemporary Theravadin issues should also find this book interesting, as should anyone who is serious about the practice of the Dhamma and wants to see how the Buddha worked out the ramifications of Dhamma practice in daily life.
Most of his teachings he left in the form of people: the students whose lives were profoundly shaped by the experience of living and practicing meditation under his guidance. The first piece translated here, A Heart Released Muttodaya , is a record of passages from his sermons, made during the years by two monks who were staying under his guidance.
And the third, the poem The Ballad of Liberation from the Khandhas, was found after his death among the few papers he left behind.
Also included are the events, locations, and people who were involved, to help make the passages easier to understand and more inviting to read.
How should I meditate? And why in that particular way?
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Here the focus is more on attitudes to bring to the practice of concentration. As he once said, the three trainings are like posts supporting a bridge over a river.
The posts on the near shore and far—virtue and discernment—are not that hard to set in place, for they lie in shallow water away from the main current of the river. The posts in the middle of the river—concentration—are the ones requiring special effort, and so they need to be treated in depth.
His life was short but eventful. Known for his skill as a teacher and his mastery of supranatural powers, he was the first to bring the ascetic tradition out of the forests of the Mekhong basin and into the mainstream of Thai society in central Thailand.
There is an accompanying mp3 audio recording of this book. It is a 66 MB zip archive containing eight mp3 audio files. These are valuable documents, giving a wilderness perspective on basic Dhamma topics. They deal in part with issues particular to Buddhist monks, but they also contain much that is of more general interest.His life was short but eventful.
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