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Teachings of the Buddha: the wisdom of the dharma, from the pali canon to the sutras
Bringing together stories and insights from the Buddhas teachings and combining them with evocative imagery, this essential collection is the perfect inspiration for relaxation in hectic modern life.Teachings of the Buddha reflects the rich diversity of Buddhist traditions, while concentrating in particular on the Pali canon, which contains the Dhammapada. Also included are extracts from the later Mahayana sutras, traditional Buddhist tales and fascinating koans (riddles) from Zen masters. Introductory passages of commentary illuminating key meanings. The books ten chapters mirror stages of the Buddhas healing role, from diagnosis (starting with the chain of causation) to cure (ending with enlightenment).Rooted in knowledge acquired thousands of years ago in the foothills of the Himalayas, the insights of the Buddha remain just as relevant today, because the issues we encounter in our search for true happiness are universal and timeless.