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Sayings of the Buddha By Rupert Gethin (Reader in Buddhist Studies, University of Bristol)

Sayings of the Buddha by Rupert Gethin (Reader in Buddhist Studies, University of Bristol)

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This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture.

Sayings of the Buddha Summary

Sayings of the Buddha: New translations from the Pali Nikayas by Rupert Gethin (Reader in Buddhist Studies, University of Bristol)

'As if someone were to hold up a lamp in the dark so that those with eyes could see - in exactly the same way Gotama has made the truth clear in various ways.' Gotama the Buddha, who lived the life of a wandering ascetic in northern India during the fifth century BCE, is looked to as the founder of one of the world's major religions. One of the main sources for knowledge of his teachings is the four Pali Nikayas or 'collections' of his sayings. Written in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to Sanskrit, the Nikayas are among the oldest Buddhist texs and consist of more than one and a half million words. This new translation offers a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material contained in the Nikayas: the central themes of the Buddha's teaching (his biography, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life) and the range of literary style (myth, dialogue, narrative, short sayings, verse). ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Sayings of the Buddha Reviews

Rupert Gethin's 'Sayings of the Buddha' [is] translated with an eye toward readability. * Buddhaharma *
This short volume is...a resource for teachers and students, and anyone interested in early Buddhist literature. * Buddhaharma *

About Rupert Gethin (Reader in Buddhist Studies, University of Bristol)


Rupert Gethin is the author of The Buddhist Path to Awakening and The Foundations of Buddhism.

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GOR003394620
9780192839251
019283925X
Sayings of the Buddha: New translations from the Pali Nikayas by Rupert Gethin (Reader in Buddhist Studies, University of Bristol)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-10-09
368
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