Early Buddhism

  1. The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

    This thoughtfully translated and organized volume is the cornerstone of any Buddhist library. The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha is a companion to the equally essential The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, The Long Discourses of the Buddha, and the 2005 anthology of Discourses of the Buddha. The 152 discourses of this major collection combine a rich variety of contextual settings with deep and comprehensive teachings.

  2. The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Volume 1)

    The Connected Discourses of the Buddha is a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya -- the third great collection of the Buddha's discourses preserved in the Pali Canon -- containing all of the important short suttas on such major topics as the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, and the Noble Eightfold Path. The Connected Discourses ranks as one of the most inspiring and indispensable.

  3. In the Buddha's words

    The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, 'In the Buddha's Words' is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator.

  4. Paticcasamuppada

    "Paticcasamuppada is a profound teaching," - said the Buddha - "so profound, in fact, that most people are not able to penetrate the Law of Dependent Origination." The Buddha's words to Ananda are as true today as they were 2,500 years ago. Paticcasamuppada, which is the heart of Buddhism, is difficult to see clearly and, thus, has become the center of grave misunderstandings and distortions.

  5. Me and mine

    Buddhadasa's "system" of thought, if we may call it that, is not conceived as a scheme to explain all that is worth explaining. Rather, it reflects his continuous effort to interpret the dhamma and make it relevant to particular times, places, persons and events. It begins with such basic questions as "Who am I?", "How can I live a meaningful life?" and "What is true freedom?".

  6. พุทธประวัติ

    "เราเป็นผู้เลิศในโลก เราเป็นผู้เจริญที่สุดในโลก เราเป็นผู้ประเสริฐที่สุดในโลก การเกิดครั้งนี้ของเราเป็นครั้งสุดท้าย ภพใหม่ต่อไปไม่มีเรา"

  7. The Life of Buddhism

    Each of the essays in this collection is preceded by a brief
    introduction. These introductions contextualize the Buddhist practice
    being discussed in terms of important structures and dynamics of the
    Buddhist tradition as a whole. These individual introductions are also
    intended to augment the general introduction that follows.

    In most cases, the main body of each essay has been lightly edited to
    suit and facilitate the purposes of this collection. The basic format and
    style of each essay has been left intact, but we have made minor adjust-

  8. An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics

    This systematic introduction to Buddhist ethics is aimed at anyone interested in Buddhism, including students, scholars and general readers. Peter Harvey is the author of the acclaimed Introduction to Buddhism (Cambridge, 1990), and his new book is written in a clear style, assuming no prior knowledge. At the same time it develops a careful, probing analysis of the nature and practical dynamics of Buddhist ethics both in its unifying themes and in the particularities of different Buddhist traditions. The book applies Buddhist ethics

  9. The Literature of the Personalists of Early Buddhism

    This is indeed a remarkable book. It has the best treatment of the schools called Vātsiputrīya and four other minor ones (p.5) that espoused the theory that a pudgala (a sort of person) supported the five personal aggregates (skandha) and made possible the Intermediate State (antardbhava) between death and rebirth. The author points out that this school of the Personalists (Pudgalavādin) once had its own version of three classes of scriptures (āgama) but they are now lost. The remaining schools of Buddhism condemned these personalists.