The spirit of the Buddha [electronic resource] / Martine Batchelor.

Author
Batchelor, Martine [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2010.
Description
1 online resource (192 p.)

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Summary note
In this slim, enlightening volume, internationally recognized Buddhist teacher Martine Batchelor presents the basic tenets and teachings of the Buddha through a selection of essential texts from the Pali canon, the earliest Buddhist scriptures. Viewed by scholars as the actual substance of the historical teachings (and possibly even the words) of the Buddha, these texts are essential to an understanding of the Buddhist faith, and Batchelor illuminates them with her lucid analysis and interpretations. Both accessible to nonpractitioners and helpful to scholars, The Spirit of the Buddha touches upon key themes, including dharma, compassion, meditation, and peace, among others, creating a panoramic view of one of the world's most widely practiced faiths that is deeply rooted in its most vital texts.
Notes
"Published in association with the International Sacred Literature Trust."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-179).
Language note
English
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. The life
  • 2. The Dhamma, the teachings
  • 3. The community of monks and nuns
  • 4. Practice
  • 5. Compassion
  • 6. Ethics
  • 7. Peace
  • 8. Transmission
  • 9. Continuity and transformation
  • 10. Modern times
  • GLOSSARY
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
Other title(s)
Tipiṭaka. English. Selections.
ISBN
  • 1-280-06084-0
  • 9786613519825
  • 0-300-17500-0
OCLC
  • 781635118
  • 923597393
Doi
  • 10.12987/9780300175004
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