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Gautama Buddha

Author : Vishvapani Blomfield
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There are many accounts of the Buddha's life that mix legend and history. This compelling new biography discriminates between fact and fiction to reveal Gautama, the remarkable human being behind the legends, and shed new light on his teachings. Plunging us into the noise, smells and jostling streets of Gautama's world, Vishvapani Blomfield brings the Buddha to life as a passionate and determined individual — a strikingly modern figure who rejected contemporary beliefs and found his own answers by mastering his mind. Even after he gained Enlightenment and became the Buddha ('the Awakened One') Gautama experienced struggles as well as triumphs as he trod India's dusty paths. Vishvapani shows how he sought to establish a community of practitioners amid his society's divided culture and perilous politics and how the ideas that became the Buddhist teachings grew from Gautama's efforts to address the needs and beliefs of his listeners. Drawing on years of meticulous research into original sources, Gautama Buddha takes us within touching distance of one of history's greatest figures.

Buddhism

Author : Thomas William Rhys Davids
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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in London, 1890.

Gautama Buddha

Author : Betty Kelen
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A “reverential and revealing” biography of Siddhartha, the ancient Indian spiritual teacher upon whose teachings Buddhism was founded (Kirkus Reviews). The legendary story of Gautama Buddha, told by Betty Kelen in this riveting book, captures the essence of both a man and a spirit. His teachings, characterized by a mystical eastern folklore and an inspirational wisdom, have never been matched by anyone else in history. They are marked by determination and a quest for the sacred, and led him to an enlightenment that shaped the foundation of many Eastern civilizations.

Gautama Buddha

Author : Rohini Chowdhury
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Gautama’s ideas went against the established beliefs of centuries. His teachings did not rely on the idea of a Supreme God or gods who could rescue humanity from its sorrows; instead he believed that nirvana lay within each person; and could be achieved by following the right path. Even though he was one of the most influential men who ever walked the earth; very little is known about the life of Siddhartha Gautama; the man we call the Buddha. His teachings were followed for 1;500 years in India; and became the guiding principles of life for both rich and poor; high born and lower caste. Today; the religion he founded is followed all over the world. Here is the fascinating story of his life—from his youth as a privileged prince to his renunciation and attainment of nirvana; how his teachings changed all those who came in contact with him; and the story of the tumultuous lives of people and kingdoms in ancient India

Buddha s Life and Teaching

Author : Hermann Beckh
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‘The book before us here is not some kind of dusty text or just another undergraduate-level introduction to Buddhism. It is nothing less than the still, clear, luminous centre of a hurricane...’ – Neil Franklin (from the Foreword) Although this classic text is more than one hundred years’ old, its accurate scholarship, detailed research and lucid presentation make it no less relevant today than when it was first published. In 1916, Hermann Beckh was one of a handful of leading European authorities on Buddhist texts, reading Tibetan, Sanskrit and Pali fluently. At the same time, he was a member of the Anthroposophical Society and its Esoteric Section. In consequence, Beckh’s seminal study on Buddhism has an entirely unique quality. It invites the reader to engage freely with the Buddhist Path, although in many ways re-expressed and renewed by Rudolf Steiner, whilst discovering its universal validity through the original texts. For the most part, Beckh allows these texts to speak for themselves, as eloquently now as ever. In the first section, Beckh presents Gautama Buddha’s life from legend and history. The second part of the book details the ‘general viewpoints’ of Buddhist teaching and the individual stages of the Buddhist Path, including meditation to ever higher levels. Both sections are expertly collated out of a wide knowledge of the primary sources. To this academic understanding, Beckh sheds new light on the subject from his own research, based on highly-trained meditation guided by Rudolf Steiner (with whom he carried out a long-lasting correspondence that has only recently been uncovered). Dr Katrin Binder has rendered the complete German text in a natural English idiom with great accuracy and professional insight, thereby making this timeless book available to English readers for the first time in a lucid translation. New notes and an updated bibliography are also featured.

Buddha His Life and Teachings

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Buddhism Being a Sketch of the Life and Teachings of Gautama the Buddha

Author : Thomas William Rhys Davids
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Buddhism Being a Sketch of the Life and Teachings of Gautama the Buddha

Author : T. W. Rhys Davids
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Buddhism a sketch of the life and teachings of Gautama the Buddha

Author : Thomas William Rhys Davids
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GAUTAMA BUDDHA

Author : Dr. Nirupama
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Gautama’s ideas went against the established beliefs of centuries. His teachings did not rely on the idea of a Supreme God or gods who could rescue humanity from its sorrows; instead he believed that nirvana lay within each person, and could be achieved by following the right path. Even though he was one of the most influential men who ever walked the earth, very little is known about the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the man we call the Buddha. His teachings were followed for 1,500 years in India, and became the guiding principles of life for both rich and poor, high born and lower caste. Today, the religion he founded is followed all over the world. Here is the fascinating story of his life—from his youth as a privileged prince to his renunciation and attainment of nirvana; how his teachings changed all those who came in contact with him; and the story of the tumultuous lives of people and kingdoms in ancient India.

The Historical Buddha

Author : Hans Wolfgang Schumann
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No man has had a greater inflience on the spiritual development of his people than Siddartha Gautama. Born in India in the sixth century BC into a nation hungry for spiritual experience, he developed a religious and moral teaching that, to this day, brings comfort and peace to all who practise it. This comprehensive biography examines the social, religious and political conditions that gave rise to Buddhism as we now know it.

Wisdom of the Buddha

Author : Reyaz NADEEM
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Although there were many Buddhas before Gautama, but none of their teachings were ever recorded in the written form. And though Siddhartha Gautama was not the last Buddha, but we are very fortunate to know about his life and teachings through the availability of the vast collection of written records. This book is just a collection of his teachings compiled from authentic works based on the ancient Pali texts. And it successfully covers all his important teachings that could be of great benefit for a true seeker.

Buddha

Author : Walter Henry Nelson
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More than twenty-five hundred years ago, an Indian prince achieved enlightenment and became “the Awakened One.” However extraordinary Prince Siddhartha Gautama was, he was no divinity, but a self-perfected human being who brought a sweeping message to mankind. Walter Henry Nelson, a respected historical scholar and author, offers readers a distinctly accessible and authoritative biography of the Buddha and his teachings. In this essential, gripping, and inspiring introduction for the general reader, Buddha explores ancient legends surrounding Buddhism’s founder. It shows how the simple story and profound struggle of Price Siddhartha, who died five hundred years before the birth of Christ, were transformed into one of the world’s great religions. From tales of Gautama’s struggle to parables of the intervention of gods in his journey, Nelson takes readers through the historical existence and ideals at the heart of a religion and philosophy that searches beyond materialism for the true aim of life.

Buddhism

Author : Thomas William Rhys Davids
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The Teachings of Buddha

Author : Bhatnagar Sankt Kumar
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Sermons given by Lord Buddha called DHAMMAPADA presented in the form of English poetry.Lord Buddha relinquished his entire kingdom in search of nirvana, which is the ultimate path to get deliverance from this difficult cycle of birth and death. Human beings yearn for pleasure (sukha), but they get suffering and grief (dukha) due to their ego (ahankar) and incessant yearning for materialistic things (trishna). According to Lord Buddha, the only way to achieve deliverance from this tedious process of rebirth is to abandon all desires and attachments and resort to meditation. This is the only way to be absolved of the cycle of life and death and achieve eternal bliss and happiness. Dhammapada entails the teachings of Lord Buddha which were given in Varanasi in India after he attained enlightenment. These teachings were originally written in Pali language and were translated into various languages later. The Teachings of Buddha is a collection of the same 423 sermons delivered by Lord Buddha. The sermons have been translated into English poetry and presented in 26 chapters based on the different attributes of man.

The Life and Times of Gautam Buddha

Author : Arun K. Tiwari
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What is the secret of Buddha’s hold on the mind and imagination of vast numbers of Asiatic humanity over two millenniums? What should one think when on the one hand Buddhism tells us that life is suffering and on the other we are told to enjoy life’s every moment? The Life and Times of Gautam Buddha seeks to answer these questions. It brings together the leading ideas and tenets of Buddhism, interpreting them in the light of the fundamental principles of human life as well as of the latest research in the science of human mind. The book takes reader through the life of Siddhartha Gautam in a manner of a mortal hero and establishes basis for his eventual enlightenment and observations. It describes his protected royal youth, search for a way to end suffering and his enlightenment. The book also takes up the core teachings one by one—the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and the Six-sense media. The book brings together teachings of the Buddha ranging from basic ethical observances recommended to the busy man or woman of the modern world.

Teachings of Buddha

Author : Desmond Biddulph
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Introducing the insights of the Buddha--universal and timeless inspiration for our search for true happiness.A deluxe cloth edition with a foil blocked sticker and a removable insight card so you can carry the Buddha's teachings everywhere you go, this beautifully packaged collection is the perfect gift for the wisdom seeker in your life.Beginning with the root of human suffering, or the "twelve-linked chain of causation," and ending with the transcendence of enlightenment, this carefully curated volume presents the great arch of Buddhist doctrine as told by its earliest practitioners, including the Buddha himself."My Teaching," said the Buddha, "Is about suffering and how to end it." Mirroring the 10 stages of the bodhisattva's path of awakening, the book's ten chapters take readers on a spiritual/philosophical journey through the Buddha's cycle of healing, from ignorance and suffering, to awareness and enlightenment. Combining extracts from the early Pali canon and the later Mahayana sutras, as well as traditional Buddhist tales, poignant Zen koans (riddles) and gorgeous atmospheric photographs--all prefaced by an informative introduction that traces the history of Buddha's enduring teachings back to the life of the Gautama Buddha--Teachings of the Buddha is a richly woven tapestry of wisdom, insight and expertise, and an indispensable volume for practicing Buddhists and beginners alike.

Was Jesus Influenced by Buddhism

Author : E. W. Sprague, Dwight Goddard
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1927 a comparative study of the lives and thoughts of Gautama and Jesus. Including a glossary & important books about the life & teachings of Gautama, the Buddha.

Buddhism

Author : Joan Duncan Oliver
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A modern guide to the teachings of Buddhism Buddhism: An Introduction to the Buddha’s Life, Teachings, and Practices is an indispensable guide to a 2,600-year-old wisdom tradition that has transformed the lives of millions across centuries and around the world. Readers will learn how Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, and discover how they too can follow his revolutionary methods to attain happiness and inner freedom. Along with accessible overviews of central teachings—the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, karma, core virtues like kindness and compassion, and more—Buddhism covers such basics as: - the three main Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—historically and their relevance today - the role of meditation and mindfulness in Buddhist practice - step-by-step instruction in key Buddhist practices Writing in an engaging, approachable style, author Joan Duncan Oliver outlines the fundamentals of Buddhism for every reader, revealing its timeless truths and their relevance for finding peace in uncertain times. A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for forty years, Oliver has written extensively on Buddhist wisdom and its application to daily life. Her practical approach makes Buddhism an essential modern guidebook to an ancient tradition.

The Story of Buddha and Buddhism

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Examines the life, teachings, and followers of Gautama Buddha.