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Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha
By: Coomaraswamy, Ananda and I.B. Horner

Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha, Ananda Coomaraswamy and I.B. Horner, Dover Publications

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Author: Ananda Coomaraswamy, I.B. Horner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780486414393
Publication Date: 2000

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Product Code: 10374

Variously referred to as the "Eye in the World", "Conqueror of Death", and "Teacher of Gods and Men", the historical figure known as Buddha founded his school of thought in the fifth century B.C.
According to legend, the well-born Siddhartha Gotama renounced his home and secular life to seek enlightenment, a goal he ultimately achieved through meditation. Recognizing the source of human suffering as the desires fed by ignorance, the Buddha discovered a path to harmony through righteous living and rigorous self-discipline. His compassion for humanity led him to spend the rest of his life sharing his insights, resulting in the widespread religious and philosophic system that is still enormously influential today.
This fascinating book, the work of two distinguished scholars in the field, captures the essence of Buddha's life and teachings. Starting with a brief biography of the Buddha and an overview of his doctrine, the authors present a series of Pali texts attributed to the Enlightened One himself. Rich in parables and thought-provoking observations, the texts are thematically organized around the founder and his prophesies; training in Buddhist thought and conduct; relations with others; evolution and the unity of mankind; Buddha's teachings regarding causality, the Self, the Way, Nirvana, and other topics; and the transcendent state achieved through obedience to dharma, the cosmic order.

Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha, Coomaraswamy, Ananda and I.B. Horner, Dover Publications, Paperback, 227 pages, $12.00

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