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What the Buddha Taught
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List of Illustrations vii Foreword ix Preface xi The Buddha xv 1 The Buddhist Attitude of Mind 1 THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS 2 The First Noble Truth: Dukkha 16 3 The Second Noble Truth: Samudaya: `The Arising of Dukkha' 29 4 The Third Noble Truth: Nirodha: `The Cessation of Dukkha' 35 5 The Fourth Noble Truth: Magga: `The Path' 45 6 The Doctrine of No-Soul: Anatta 51 7 `Meditation' or Mental Culture: Bhavana 67 8 What the Buddha Taught and the World Today 76 SELECTED TEXTS 91 Abbreviations 139 Selected Bibliography 140 Glossary 142 Index 148

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"By far the best introduction to Buddhism available." R.F. Gombrich - Boden Professor of Sanskrit, University of Oxford

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The Venerable Dr Walpola Sri Rahula was a Buddhist monk and scholar. He received a traditional training and education in his native Sri Lanka before studying at the University of Calcutta and the Sorbonne. He held a chair at Northwestern University, Illinois, and was the Vice-Chancellor of Vidyodaya University, Colombo. He is widely regarded as one of the most qualified and enlightened scholars of the Buddhist tradition, with a deep knowledge of the original texts.

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