Great Disciples of the Buddha Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy

ISBN-10: 0861713818
ISBN-13: 9780861713813
Edition: 2003
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 6/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Hellmuth Hecker is a leading German writer on Buddhism and a translator from the Pali Canon. His books include a german translation of the Samyutta Nikaya (parts 4 and 5) a two-volume chronicle on Buddhism in Germany, and a biography of Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahathera, the first German Buddhist monk.

Preface
Credits
Abbreviations
Editor's Introduction
Sariputta: The Marshal of the Dhamma
Prologue
The Quest for the Dhamma
Early Life
The Original Aspiration
Sariputta in the Jatakas
Sariputta the Man
The Chief Disciple
The Helper
The Unresentful
Friendships and Relatives
The Mediator
The Turner of the Wheel
The Suttas
Expository Works
The Abhidhamma
The Further Shore
The Last Debt Paid
Cunda Sutta
Ukkacela Sutta
Discourses of Sariputta
Majjhima Nikaya
Digha Nikaya
Anguttara Nikaya
Samyutta Nikaya
Mahamoggallana: Master of Psychic Powers
Youth
Wandering and Spiritual Search
Finding the Dhamma
The Struggle for Realization of the Teaching
The Most Excellent Pair of Disciples
Moggallana's Psychic Powers
Penetration of Others' Minds (Thought Reading)
The Divine Ear (Clairaudience)
The Divine Eye (Clairvoyance)
Travel by Mind-Made Body (Astral Travel)
Telekinesis (Supernormal Locomotion)
The Power of Transformation
Moggallana's Previous Lives
Moggallana's Verses
The Last Days of Moggallana
Moggallana's Death
Mahakassapa: Father of the Sangha
Kassapa's Early Years
Bhadda Kapilani
The Samsaric Background
How Kassapa Came to the Buddha
Kassapa's Relationship to the Buddha
Encounters with Deities
Relations with Fellow Monks
After the Buddha's Parinibbana
The Verses of Mahakassapa
Ananda: Guardian of the Dhamma
Ananda's Personal Path
Ananda's Renown
The Buddha's Attendant
The Guardian of the Dhamma
Ananda's Attitude Toward Women
Ananda and His Fellow Monks
Conversations with the Buddha
Ananda's Former Lives
Jataka 498
Jataka 421
Jataka 282
The Last Days of the Buddha
After the Buddha's Parinibbana
Anuruddha: Master of the Divine Eye
Early Life and Ordination
The Struggle for Arahantship
Anuruddha's Spiritual Path
Life in the Sangha
Anuruddha and Women
Anuruddha's Earlier Lives
The Buddha's Parinibbana and Afterward
Mahakaccana: Master of Doctrinal Exposition
Introduction
The Samsaric Background
Kaccana's Conversion to the Dhamma
Various Incidents
The Elaborator of Brief Statements
Majjhima Nikaya
Samyutta Nikaya
Anguttara Nikaya
Other Teachings of Mahakaccana
The Theragatha Verses
The Exegetical Treatises
Great Women Disciples of the Buddha
Visakha: The Buddha's Chief Patroness
Mallika: The Flower-girl Queen
Khema of Great Wisdom
Bhadda Kundalakesa: The Debating Ascetic
Kisagotami: The Mother with the Dead Child
Sona with Many Children
Nanda: The Buddha's Half-sister
Queen Samavati: Embodiment of Loving-kindness
Patacara: Preserver of the Vinaya
Ambapali: The Generous Courtesan
Sirima and Uttara
Isidasi: A Journey through Samsara
Angulimala: A Murderer's Road to Sainthood
The Making of a Serial Killer
Angulimala Becomes a Monk
"Born with the Noble Birth"
Angulimala's Verses
Anathapindika: The Buddha's Chief Patron
Anathapindika Becomes a Disciple
The Wealthy Patron
Anathapindika's Family
Anathapindika and His Friends
Discourses by the Blessed One
The Death of Anathapindika
Shorter Lives of the Disciples
The Householder Citta
The Bhikkhu Citta
Father and Mother Nakula
Notes
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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