In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Bodhi

In the Buddha's Words

Title: In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon
Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Language: English
Paperback:‎ 513 pages



The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha’s Words is an anthology of the Buddha’s works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from “The Human Condition” to “Mastering the Mind” to “The Planes of Realization.” Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha’s words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha’s teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Foreword
PREFACE
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
KEY TO THE PRONUNCIATION OF PĀLI
Introduction

I. The Human Condition
INTRODUCTION
I. THE HUMAN CONDITION

II. The Bringer of Light
INTRODUCTION
II. THE BRINGER OF LIGHT

III. Approaching the Dhamma
INTRODUCTION
III. APPROACHING THE DHAMMA

IV. The Happiness Visible in This Present Life
INTRODUCTION
IV. THE HAPPINESS VISIBLE IN THIS PRESENT LIFE

V. The Way to a Fortunate Rebirth
INTRODUCTION
V. THE WAY TO A FORTUNATE REBIRTH

VI. Deepening One’s Perspective on the World
INTRODUCTION
VI. DEEPENING ONE’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE WORLD

VII. The Path to Liberation
INTRODUCTION
VII. THE PATH TO LIBERATION

VIII. Mastering the Mind
INTRODUCTION
VIII. MASTERING THE MIND

IX. Shining the Light of Wisdom
INTRODUCTION
IX. SHINING THE LIGHT OF WISDOM

X. The Planes of Realization
INTRODUCTION
X. THE PLANES OF REALIZATION

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