The Buddha and His Teachings

By:  Narada Thera

This book is one of the clearest and most detailed introductions to the fundamental teachings of Buddhism available in English. In simple and lucid language the author explains those doctrines and concepts which form the common bedrock of all Buddhism as they have been preserved by the Theravada school. The first part of the work is devoted to the life of the Buddha. The remainder of the book explains in detail the Buddha's teachings, the final chapters showing the relevance of Buddhism to the problems of modern life.

Since its first appearance, Ven. Mahathera Narada’s The Buddha and His Teachings has come to be widely regarded as one of the clearest and most detailed introductions to the basic teachings of Buddhism available in English. In simple and lucid language the author explains those concepts and doctrines which form the common bedrock of all schools of Buddhism as they have been preserved by the oldest living Buddhist tradition, the Theravada or School of the Elders.

The first part of the work is devoted to the life of the Buddha. The remainder of the book explains in detail the Buddha’s teachings. The final chapters show the continuing relevance of Buddhism to the problems of human life today.

Ven. Mahathera Narada (1898-1983) was one of the most eminent monks of Sri Lanka in recent times, highly respected for his conduct and missionary work.

The Buddha and His Teachings

Catalogue No.  BP102S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  955 24 0025 4  (2018)  (Paperback)
 Pages:  466   Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00     Rs. 600

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