Read online The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya books

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya
Release: 2012-10-16 | Author:

Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C.E. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha." Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching were the "suttas" (Sanskrit "sutras"), his discourses and dialogues. If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. The suttas were compiled into collections called "Nikayas," of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. The Digha Nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses. The present volume, which continues Wisdom's famous "Teachings of the Buddha" series, contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. The Anguttara arranges the Buddha's discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme intended to promote retention and easy comprehension. In an age when writing was still in its infancy, this proved to be the most effective way to ensure that the disciples could grasp and replicate the structure of a teaching.

Télécharger The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya vos Ebook Gratuit français Gratuitement en format Epub, PDF, Kindle et utiliser votre lisseuse préférée pour les lire. Livres électroniques gratuits. Romance, Polar, Littérature, Histoire Érotique, Science Fiction, Thriller, Policier, Fantastique. Plus de 900000 livres à votre disposition dans notre bibliothèque.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya how to download books?

Télécharger The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya vos Ebook Gratuit français Gratuitement The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya en format Epub, PDF, Kindle et utiliser votre lisseuse préférée pour les lire. Livres électroniques gratuits. Romance, Polar, Littérature, Histoire Érotique, Science Fiction, Thriller, Policier, Fantastique. Plus de 900000 livres à votre disposition dans notre bibliothèque.

  • How to Draw 101 Animals
  • Instant Loss Cookbook: Cook Your Way to a Healthy Weight with 125 Recipes for Your Instant Pot®,  Pressure Cooker, and More
  • Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach
  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel
  • The Secret.
  • I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Between the World and Me
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition: No Guilt. No Excuses. No B.S. Just a 6-Week Program That Works.
  • Peek-A Who?
  • Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge
  • America's Test Kitchen Twentieth Anniversary TV Show Cookbook: Best-Ever Recipes from the Most Successful Cooking Show on TV
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
  • Usha's Pickle Digest: The Perfect Pickle Recipe Book
  • The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails
  • The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
  • The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020, Trade Edition
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • The Great Alone: A Novel
  • Love Real Food: More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourish the Body
6714 Users Online Now