What the Buddha Taught

Foreword by Paul Demieville
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About The Book

This clear and informative guide draws on the words spoken by the Buddha to convey the true nature of Buddhist wisdom. It also features an illustrative section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada, a glossary of Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography.

About The Author

The Venerable Dr Walpola Sri Rahula was a Buddhist monk and scholar. He received a traditional training and education in his native Sri Lanka before studying at the University of Calcutta and the Sorbonne. He held a chair at Northwestern University, Illinois, and was the Vice-Chancellor of Vidyodaya University, Colombo. He is widely regarded as one of the most qualified and enlightened scholars of the Buddhist tradition, with a deep knowledge of the original texts.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (July 1, 2014)
  • Length: 172 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780740003

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"By far the best introduction to Buddhism available."

– R.F. Gombrich - Boden Professor of Sanskrit, University of Oxford

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