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Arahattamagga Arahattaphala (The Path to Arahantship)Ven. Acariya Maha Boowa's Dhamma, translated by Bhikkhu Dick Silaratano

A compilation of Venerable Acariya Maha Boowa's Dhamma talks about the development of his meditation practice. He explains the direct route to the end of all suffering.

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What the Buddha TaughtVen Walpola Rahula Thera

This comprehensive, compact, lucid, and faithful account of the Buddha’s teachings persistently enjoys great popularity in colleges, universities, and theological schools both here and abroad. “An exposition of Buddhism conceived in a resolutely modern spirit.”—from the Foreword.

“For years,” says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, “the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.”

A classic introductory book to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught, contains a selection of illustrative texts from the original Pali texts, including the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.

Beneath the enormous umbrella of Buddhism, there is a diverse galaxy of customs and beliefs, but there is also a kernel of truth that every sect holds dear. Rahula Walpola, scholar and monk, discovers this foundation of Buddhism for us first through straightforward explication, never skipping over a point that has yet to be substantiated, then through translations from key scriptures. Logical and focused, these are the essentials of Buddhism; know them first, then move comfortably on to other Buddhist works.

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A Comprehensive Manual of AbhidhammaBhikkhu Bodhi

This modern translation of the Abhidhammattha Sangaha (Manual of Abhidhamma) offers an introduction to Buddhism's fundamental philosophical psychology. Originally written in the 11th or 12th century, the Sangaha has served as the key to wisdom held in the Abhidhamma. Concisely surveyed are Abhidhamma's central themes, including states of consciousness and mental factors, the functions and processes of the mind, the material world, dependent arising, and the methods and stages of meditation. This presents an exact translation of the Sangaha alongside the original Pali text. A detailed, explanatory guide with more than 40 charts and tables lead readers through the complexities of Adhidhamma.

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A Manual of AbhidhammaNarada Maha Thera

This book is an indispensable guide for Abhidhamma as well as an intellectual treat. This includes chapters on Consciousness, Mental States, Analysis of Thought Processes, Analysis of matter, The Compendium of Relations, Mental states and also includes a chapter giving an explanation on various categories of Abhidhamma. The reader who is able to think deeper cannot fail to find it with plenty of far thought that its tremendously valuable.

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Handbook for MankindBuddhadasa Bhikkhu

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's "Handbook for Mankind", Why were we born? What are we living for? Where is the value and Handbook for Mankindmeaning in life? It preserved this set of lectures as delivered in 1956 to a group of prospective Thai judges - to people familiar with the concepts and paradigms of Buddhist and, furthermore, Buddhadasa's teachings. This edition was undertaken in order to broaden the applicability of Buddhadasa's "Handbook" to audiences unfamiliar with such mentalities. CONTENT:
Chapter 1 I Looking at Buddhism
Chapter 2 The true nature of things
Chapter 3 Three universal characteristics
Chapter 4 Grasping and clinging
Chapter 5 The threefold training
Chapter 6 The things we cling to
Chapter 7 Insight, by the nature method
Chapter 8 Insight, by organized training
Chapter 9 Emancipation from the world

 

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Publications

'Publications' section includes a tab 'Book Collection' which contains a collection of books on core material of Budddha Dhamma for present-day Buddhists and those who would want to learn Buddhism. Most of the books are available for download as PDF documents and as printed texts at book shops.

 

'Documents and Downloads' gives a list of books and documents on core material of Budddha Dhamma. Some are available for download as PDF documents.

 

'Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma' tab contains the full text of the book Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma written by Kyaw Min, U. Abhidhamma is the 3rd and last part of the Buddhist Pali Canon.

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INTRODUCING BUDDHIST ABHIDHAMMA, BOOK I, Part 1 - Abhidhamma, introduction

INTRODUCING BUDDHIST ABHIDHAMMA, BOOK I, PART 2 - Meditation

INTRODUCING BUDDHIST ABHIDHAMMA, BOOK II - Concentration

INTRODUCING BUDDHIST ABHIDHAMMA, BOOK III - Miscellaneous Papers