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What the Buddha taught

Author: Walpola Rāhula.; Paul Demiéville
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1974.
Series: Evergreen, E-641.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd and enl. edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walpola Rāhula.; Paul Demiéville
ISBN: 0802130313 9780802130310
OCLC Number: 18029725
Notes: "An Evergreen Book."
Description: xvi, 151, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Buddhist attitude of mind --
The first noble truth : dukkha --
The second noble truth : samudaya : "the arising of dukkha" --
The third noble truth : nirodha : "the cessation of dukkha" --
The fourth noble truth : magga : "the path" --
The doctrine of no-soul : anatta --
"Meditation" or mental culture : bhāvanā --
What the Buddha taught and the world today --
Selected texts. Setting in motion the wheel of truth --
The fire sermon --
Universal love --
Blessings --
Getting rid of all cares and troubles --
The parable of the piece of cloth --
The foundations of mindfulness --
Advice to Sigāla --
The words of truth --
The last words of the Buddha.
Series Title: Evergreen, E-641.
Responsibility: Walpola Sri Rahula ; with a foreword by Paul Demiéville and a collection of illustrative texts translated from the original Pali.

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Clear introduction

by l3v3l (WorldCat user published 2008-08-30) Very Good Permalink

This is a very well written introduction / summary of what the buddha is believed to have taught.  Just like the title itself, the writing style is clear and succinct - very rewarding reading material.

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