Teachings of the Buddha (Shambhala Library edition)
This inspirational treasury of essential sayings and teachings draws from the most popular sources of Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese literature. Some of the earliest recorded sayings of the historic Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian Buddhist scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from the Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs of praise by Zen teachers on the great value of meditation are among the selections. The book also offers traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion
These teachings have been chosen by Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, to present the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.
This newly revised and expanded edition of the Shambhala Pocket Classics version of the same title includes a number of new selections on the role of women in early Buddhism, as well as a broader array of selections representing the full spectrum of Buddhist teachings.