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Two months after the Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree, he traveled to Sarnath, India. There he delivered his first discourse to a group of five ascetics in Deer Park. This teaching, known as the "First Turning of the Wheel of Dhamma" or the Dhammacakka Sutta, contains the foundational teachings of all Buddhism. In it the Buddha explains the way to freedom from suffering through the teachings of the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.
With this new translation and its verse-by-verse commentary, Dr. Dhamma brings fresh insight to the Dhammacakka Sutta. Drawing on the rich Burmese monastic scholarly tradition and his own experiences as a vipassana practitioner, Dr. Dhamma makes clear the precise steps necessary for the realization of the teachings contained in the Buddha's first discourse.
BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS BEING THE SUTTA-NIPATA OR DISCOURSE-COLLECTION by Lord Chalmers
Contains a metrical English rendering of an important Buddhist work in Pali named 'Sutta-Nipata' with the original text in romanized version on the opposite page.
The Pali Canon, as it has come down to us, is, divided into three Pitakas or 'baskets', viz. Vinaya-Pitaka, Sutta-Pitaka and Abhidhamma-Pitaka.
The Sutta-Nipata, translated here, contains an ancient, probably the most ancient, part of the Sutta-Pitaka. It belongs to that portion of the Sutta-Pitaka which is named Khuddaka Nikaya or "Collection of Short Treatises' as distinct from the four long Nikayas called Digha, Majjhima, Samyutta and Anguttara.
NUMERICAL DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA: An Anthology of Suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya by Nyanaponika Thera
Drawn from the "Anguttara Nikaya," "Numerical Discourses of the Buddha" brings together teachings of the Buddha ranging from basic ethical observances recommended to the busy man or woman of the world, to the more rigorous instructions on mental training prescribed for the monks and nuns. The "Anguttara Nikaya" is part of the Pali Cannon, the authorized recension of the Buddha's Word for followers of Theravada Buddhism, the form of Buddhism prevailing in the Buddhist countries of South Asia. These discourses are called numerical because they retain the structure of the original "Anguttara Nikaya.
CONNECTED DISCOURSE OF THE BUDDHA: A Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya by Bodhi Bhikkhu, tr.
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha is a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya - the third great collection of the Buddha's discourses preserved in the Pali Canon - containing all of the important short suttas on such major topics as the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, the seven factors of enlightenment, and the Noble Eightfold Path. The Connected Discourses ranks as one of the most inspiring compilations in the Buddhist canon. Bhikkhu Bodhi's distinguished and precise translation, his insightful introductory materials, and his extensive notes guide the reader through this vast collection of the Buddha's ancient teachings. This is the third title in Wisdom Publications' award-winning Teachings of the Buddha Series, following The Long Discourses of the Buddha and The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. Like its two predecessors, The Connected Discourses is sure to merit a place of honor in the library of every student of Buddhism.
LONG DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya by Maurice Walshe, tr.
This book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection - among the oldest records of the historical Buddha's original teachings, given in India two and a half thousand years ago - consist of thirty four longer length suttas, or discourses, distinguished as such from the middle length and shorter suttas of the other collections.
These suttas reveal the gentleness, compassion, power, and penetrating wisdom of the Buddha. Included are teachings on mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta); on morality, concentration, and wisdom (Subha Sutta); on dependent origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); on the roots and causes of wrong views (Brahmajala Sutta); and a long description of the Buddha's last days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); along with a wealth of practical advice and insight for all those travelling along the spiritual path.
MIDDLE LENGTH DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA: A New Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya by Bhikkhu Nanamoli tr.
This book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts on the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection- among the oldest records of the historical Buddha's original teachings- consists of 152 suttas or discourses of middle length, distinguished as such from the longer and shorter suttas of the other collections. The Majjhima Nikaya might be concisely described as the Buddhist scripture that combines the richest variety of contextual settings with the deepest and most comprehensive assortment of teachings.
BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES, A rich new selection of writings that reveal the core teachings of the Buddhist tradition by Donald Lopez
While Buddhism has no central text comparable to the Bible or Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of the Buddha. In this rich anthology, eminent scholar Donald S. Lopez, Jr., brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from such languages as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese. There are tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of qualities and qualifications for a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of enlightenment. Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast and profound nature of the Buddhist tradition.
This new edition contains many texts presented in English for the first time as well as new translations of some well-known works. Includes an informative introduction, a preface to each selection, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary.
BUDDHIST SUTRAS: Origin, Development, Transmission by Kogen Mizuno
Founded in India some twenty-five hundred years ago by the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, Buddhism ranks with Christianity and Islam as one of the three great universal religions. The history of its transmission from India to the countries where it flourished is in its sutras, or scriptures. The present book offers an engrossing account both of the origin and development of those sutras and of the monks who braved perilous journeys and mastered unfamiliar languages in order to carry the sutras to new lands.
DHAMMAPADA: Translation of Dharma Verses by Gendun Chos 'phel
The Dhammapada was one of the first Buddhist texts translated into English, with excerpts published in journals as early as 1830. In 1870 there appeared a complete translation by Professor Max Muller, a work that continues to be emulated. Reflecting its popularity, translations of the Dhammapada have appeared in nearly thirty different languages and in more than a hundred different versions. Tibetan and English text.