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    DescriptionThis 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.

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    What the Buddha Taught
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walpola Rahula, Foreword by Paul Demieville
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 247 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851681426
    ISBN 10: 1851681426

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    DC21: 294.34
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRE
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    Thema V1.0: QRF
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    glossary, bibliography, index
    Oneworld Publications
    Imprint name
    Oneworld Publications
    Publication date
    25 September 1997
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    Author Information
    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.
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations vii Foreword ix Preface xi The Buddha xv 1 The Buddhist Attitude of Mind 1 THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS 2 The First Noble Truth: Dukkha 16 3 The Second Noble Truth: Samudaya: 'The Arising of Dukkha' 29 4 The Third Noble Truth: Nirodha: 'The Cessation of Dukkha' 35 5 The Fourth Noble Truth: Magga: 'The Path' 45 6 The Doctrine of No-Soul: Anatta 51 7 'Meditation' or Mental Culture: Bhavana 67 8 What the Buddha Taught and the World Today 76 SELECTED TEXTS 91 Abbreviations 139 Selected Bibliography 140 Glossary 142 Index 148