An understanding of the Buddha.
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An understanding of the Buddha.

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Published by Schocken Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Buddhism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [236]-244.

LC ClassificationsBQ4012 .S5
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 247 p.
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5299232M
ISBN 100805235442
LC Control Number72080041

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The story of the Buddha’s life, like all of Buddhism, is a story about confronting suffering. He was born between the sixth and fourth century B.C., the son of a wealthy king in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. It was prophesied that the young Buddha — then called Siddhartha Gautama — . And people of deep understanding imagine they’re experiencing buddhahood and mistake the real body as the buddha. But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind or better, no-mind, is the buddha, they attain the understanding of a buddha without using the mind. Individuals create karma. Gotama is the family name, and Sākya is the name of the race to which the Buddha belonged. Tradition holds that the sons of King Okkāka of the Mahāsammata line, were exiled through the plotting of their step-mother. These princes, in the course of their wanderings, arrived at the foothills of the Himalayas. The Buddha taught many things, but the basic concepts in Buddhism can be summed up by the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. • What is the First Noble Truth? The first truth is that life is suffering i.e., life includes pain, getting old, disease, and ultimately death.

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