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Buddha Life and Teachings
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Buddha Life and Teachings
 
Author Prof. Angraj Chaudhary
ISBN 978-81-7854-339-0
Edition 2018
Language English

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This book is a collection of 32 papers written over a period of more than ten years and for different kinds of audience. It includes papers such as Traditional Biography of the Buddha, Development of his ideas, his discovery of vipassanaóa great improvement on Samatha type of meditation, its importance in personal as well as social life, and its role in the development of panna (wisdom) that purifies and liberates one. One paper gives an outline of how vipassana was brought to India by Acarya Satyanarain Goenka in modern times and how it spread here and abroad. Three papers namely There is one well-researched paper here which proves that Uddaka Ramaputta was not the teacher of the Bodhisattva, as wrongly held by practically all scholars of the east and the west. It also contains papers bringing out the universal nature of Dhamma based on laws of nature that apply to all alike. Buddha Dhamma is based on universal laws which are scientific. The Dhamma propounded by the Buddha is completely different from other sectarian religions, which give importance to different gods and different rites and rituals. Whereas sectarian religions divide people, the Dhamma propounded by the Buddha unites them. The Dhamma described in Pali Literature really gives the key to understand what Dharma described elsewhere in other scriptures really means. There are three papers here which bring out the Buddhist heritage of Magadha, Biharís contribution to the preservation of Buddhaís teachings, and the role of Asoka in not only  preserving the teachings of the Buddha but also in spreading it to neighbouring countries by sending  Dhammadutas there.

 

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