What the Buddha Taught
Grove Press, 1974 - Religion - 151 pages
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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Review: What the Buddha Taught with Texts from Suttas & DhammapadaUser Review - Nandasiri Wanninayaka - Goodreads
I read the book “What the Buddha Taught” by Reverand Walpola Rahula last year. It is a book that explains the core of the Buddhism in a simple language. The Reverand Rahula discusses The Buddhist ... Read full review
Review: What the Buddha Taught with Texts from Suttas & DhammapadaUser Review - Francis White - Goodreads
Nothing short of life-changing. Simply put, an absolute must read for anyone considering the Buddhist path or even interested in it. Never before have I progressed and developed so much from the reading of a single book. Read full review
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