The Life of the Buddha

Author: Tenzin Chogyel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110160803X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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A blueprint for a life of mindfulness, dedicated to the easing of suffering both for oneself and for others The story of Shakyamuni Buddha’s epic journey to enlightenment is perhaps the most important narrative in the Buddhist tradition. Tenzin Chögyel’sThe Life of the Buddha, composed in the mid–eighteenth century and now in a vivid new translation, is a masterly storyteller’s rendition of the twelve acts of the Buddha. Chögyel’s classical tale seamlessly weaves together the vast and the minute, the earthly and the celestial, reflecting the near-omnipresent aid of the gods alongside the Buddha’s moving final reunion with his devoted son, Rahula. The Life of the Buddha has the power to engage people through a deeply human story with cosmic implications. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Life of the Buddha

Author: Patricia M. Herbert

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 0764931555

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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A former curator at the British Library and author on Southeast Asian art and history, Herbert has specialized in Burma. Here she introduces English readers to the life and teaching of the Buddha as narrated and depicted in Burmese manuscript sources. Each page of text is faced with color illustrations from two of the British Library's Burmese life

The Life of the Buddha

Author: Bhikkhu Nyanamoli

Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society

ISBN: 9552400635

Category: Theravāda Buddhism

Page: 374

View: 6101

Among the numerous lives of the Buddha, this volume may well claim a place of its own. Composed entirely from texts of the Pali Canon, the oldest authentic record, it portrays an image of the Buddha which is vivid, warm, and moving. Chapters on the Buddha's personality and doctrine are especially illuminating, and the translation is marked by lucidity and dignity throughout.

Meditator's Life of the Buddha

Author: Analayo

Publisher: Windhorse Publications

ISBN: 1911407007

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 8102

Analayo offers an inspiring biography of the Buddha, focusing on his meditative development and practice, including extracts from the early discourses, with commentary by the author. He conveys not only a focus on the Buddha as a meditator, but also that the book's readers are meditators, that this is a life of the Buddha providing inspiration and guidance for meditators. Each of the twenty-four chapters concludes with suggestions for meditative practice or conduct.

The Buddha, The Prophet and the Christ

Author: F. H. Hilliard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000484416

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Originally published in 1956, this book brings together from the canonical writings of Buddhism, Islam and Christianity the most important of the passages in which the view of the Founder is reflected. It aims to let each of the sacred traditions tell its own story and only such comments have been added as seem necessary to bring out the full significance of the passage quoted. The final chapter summarizes some of the difficult questions which arise from a comparison of the extracts from the 3 traditions.

A Life of the Buddha

Author: Sherab Chodzin Kohn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822511

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The story of the Buddha and his awakening is more than an account of the birth of a religious tradition: it is also one of the great archetypal tales of the spiritual quest, colorful in its many details and thrilling in its depiction of the world transformed by an enlightened human being. Sherab Chödzin Kohn’s retelling of the Buddha’s life is both readable and historically informed, and presents the Buddha’s teachings along with the events of his past lives to final nirvana. Library Journal called it "a splendid combination of biography and instruction." This new edition of the book previously entitled The Awakened One has been updated to include a short history of Buddhism as well as a selection of resources for further reading.

Lives of the Buddha with Sarah Shaw

Author: Sarah Shaw,Wise Studies

Publisher: Wise Studies


Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 3626

In this ten part lecture series Sarah Shaw explores several stories from the Jatakas, stories of the previous lives of the Gautama Buddha both in human and animal form. The stories are entertaining and allegorical. Sarah connects these tales from 4th and 5th century B.C.E. with their relevance for our lives today. Session 1: Sarah discusses the Bodhisatta vow and the 10 perfections, The Dīpaṃkara Jātaka Session 2: Sarah explains the structure of Jataka tales and explores why birth stories are important. She shares the story: Lost in the wilderness. Apaṇṇaka-jātaka: a True Story, Jātaka 1 Session 3: Sarah explains how Jātakas were heard and how to cope with moral dilemmas, the people of Kuru and their code: Kurudhamma-Jātaka (Jātaka 276) Session 4: The historical background of the Jātakas. Why are birth stories important? Session 5: Protection and story of the golden peacock The Peacock Story, Mora Jātaka (Jātaka 159) Session 6: Sarah discusses Jātaka 541: Nemi Jātaka about king Nemi Session 7: Jataka 55: Pañcāvudha-jātaka, the five weapons story. Session 8: Jataka 385. Nandiyamiga-jātaka. The story of the Buddha’s life as Nandiya, the deer. Session 9: Mahosadha or Ummagga Jātaka , Jātaka 546 Session 10: Sarah concludes the course with the final life of the Buddha buddha life story what were buddha past lives short buddhist stories buddha stories for children bodhisattva bodhisatva buddha buddhism definition reincarnated definition meaning buddhism buddha cycle of karma wheel of samsara buddha buddhism

The Life of Gotama the Buddha

Author: E.H. Brewster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136377417

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Life of Buddhism

Author: Richard Carp,Frank E. Reynolds,Jason A. Carbine,University Frank E Reynolds,Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520223370

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 5391

Bringing together 15 essays by international Buddhist scholars, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the life of Buddhism. The contributors focus on a range of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from New York to Tibet.