The Buddha’s Ancient Path by Piyadassi Thera

The Buddha's Ancient Path

Title: The Buddha’s Ancient Path
Author: Piyadassi Thera
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
Language: English
Length:‎ 243 pages

Chapter 1 The Buddha
Chapter 2 The Buddhist Standpoint
Chapter 3 The Central Conception of Buddhism (The Four Noble Truths).
The First Noble Truth- Dukkha; Suffering
Chapter 4 The Second Noble Truth – Samudaya: The Arising of Suffering
Chapter 5 The Third Noble Truth – Nirodha: The Cessation of Suffering
Chapter 6 The Threefold Division of the Noble Eightfold Path
Chapter 7 The Fourth Noble Truth – Magga:
The Path Right Understanding (Samma-ditthi)
Chapter 8 Right Thought (Samma-samkappa)
Chapter 9 Right Speech (Samma-vaca)
Chapter 10 Right Action (Samma-kammanta)
Chapter 11 Right Livelihood (Samma-ajiva)
Chapter 12 Right Effort (Samma-vayama)
Chapter 13 Right Mindfulness (Samma-sati)
Chapter 14 Right Concentration (Samma-samadhi)
Chapter 15 Conclusion

This is a book basic Buddhism with a difference, for it is written by a monk who was native of Ceylon, a scholar and a well-known preacher and broadcaster in Ceylon. He had the Pali canon and the commentaries at his fingertips, so that his book is full of apposite stories and quotations of what the Buddha said – many of them appearing in English for the first time. In recent years a number of expositions of the Buddha’s teachings have been published in English, but most of them lack authenticity and do not represent what the Buddha taught correctly. Hence the need for this authentic book based on the Four Noble Truths about suffering which are the central conception of Buddhism and on the Noble Eightfold Path which is Buddhism in practice. This should prove the standard textbook from which basic Buddhism of the Theravada is taught for many years to come. It cannot be stressed too strongly that the Mahayana Buddhism of Tibet, China and Japan is based on and developed out of this basic Buddhism of the Theravadins in Ceylon

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