Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders (Dimensions of by Asanga Tilakaratne

By Asanga Tilakaratne

This booklet brings to lifestyles the age-old spiritual culture of Theravada (literally, “view of the elders”) Buddhism because it is located in old texts and understood and practiced this present day in South and Southeast Asia. Following a short creation to the lifetime of the historic Buddha and the start of his challenge, the publication examines the Triple Gem (the Buddha, his teachings, and the group of monastic fans) and the fundamental teachings of the Buddha within the earliest to be had Pali resources. simple Buddhist recommendations similar to established co-origination, the 4 noble truths, the 3 trainings, and karma and its outcome are mentioned in non-technical language, in addition to the Buddha’s message on social wellbeing.

The writer is going directly to chronicle his personal involvement as an observer-participant in “the Theravada world,” the place he used to be born and raised. His is a unprecedented first-hand account of residing Theravada Buddhism not just in its conventional habitats, but additionally on this planet at huge on the sunrise of the twenty-first century. He concludes with a dialogue on what's taking place to Theravada at the present time around the globe, masking concerns corresponding to diaspora Buddhism, women’s Buddhism, and engaged Buddhism. The book’s available language and transparent explication of Theravada doctrine and texts make this an amazing creation for the scholar and normal reader.

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