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Theravada Buddhism The View of the Elders

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ISBN-10: 0824836731

ISBN-13: 9780824836733

Edition: 2012

Authors: Asanga Tilakaratne, Henry Rosemont

List price: $17.00
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This book brings to life the age-old religious tradition of Theravada (literally, "view of the elders") Buddhism as it is found in ancient texts and understood and practiced today in South and Southeast Asia. Following a brief introduction to the life of the historical Buddha and the beginning of his mission, the book examines the Triple Gem (the Buddha, his teachings, and the community of monastic followers) and the basic teachings of the Buddha in the earliest available Pali sources. Basic Buddhist concepts such as dependent co-origination, the four noble truths, the three trainings, and karma and its result are discussed in non-technical language, along with the Buddha's message on social wellbeing.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 9/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Editors' Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes on References and Romanization of Sanskrit and Pali
Introduction
The Beginning of Buddhism
The Triple Gem
The Basic Teachings of the Buddha
Karma and Its Results
The Social Teachings of the Buddha
The Traditional Theravada World
The Traditional Theravada Practice
Theravada in Wider Perspective
A Sample of Basic Theravada Liturgy (Vandana and Puja)
Canonical Texts and Related Readings
Glossary of Pali Terms
Guide to Further Reading
Index