The Essential Teachings of the Buddha
- ISBN: 9788178222707, 8178222701
- Year of Publication: 2000
- Binding: Paperback
- Edition: 1st
- No. of Pages: 100
- Language: English
What is the meaning of life? How can we be truly happy? These questions are no less pressing for having been asked so many times. In Buddhism, the answer is to be found in the Dharma - a traditional term which means both 'the Truth' and 'the Path'. Guided by a lifetime's experience of Buddhist practice, Sangharakshita tackles the question: 'What is the Dharma?' from many different angles. The result is a basic starter kit of teachings and practices, which emphasizes the fundamentally practical nature of Buddhism. In turn refreshing, unsettling, and inspiring, this book lays before us the essential Dharma, timeless and universal: the Truth that addresses the deepest questions of our hearts and minds and the Path that shows us how we can renew our lives.
About the Author(s)
Sangharakshita, was born in Dennis Lingwood, established the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) and the Western Buddhist Order, (called Trailokya Buddha Mahasangha in India). He also played a key part in the revival of Buddhism in India. A translator between the East and West, his depth of experience and clear thinking have been appreciated all over the world.