Chapter 44 – The Problems of Life

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 44 THE PROBLEMS OF LIFE Who? Whence? Whither? Why? What? are some important problems that affect all humanity. 1) Who is man? is our first question. Let us proceed … Read moreChapter 44 – The Problems of Life

Chapter 43 – Eight Worldly Conditions

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 43 EIGHT WORLDLY CONDITIONS Vicissitudes of Life (Atthalokadhamma) This ill-balanced world is not absolutely rosy. Nor is it totally thorny. The rose is soft, beautiful and fragrant. But the … Read moreChapter 43 – Eight Worldly Conditions

Chapter 42 – Brahmavihara – the Sublime States

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 42 BRAHMAVIHĀRA – THE SUBLIME STATES “Rare is birth as a human being. Hard is the life of mortals.” “Do not let slip this opportunity.” — DHAMMAPADA Man is … Read moreChapter 42 – Brahmavihara – the Sublime States

Chapter 41 – Parami – Perfections

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 41 PĀRAMĪ – PERFECTIONS “Work for the welfare of others.” — SUTTA NIPĀTA There are ten transcendental virtues, which, in Pāli, are termed Pāramī [1] that every Bodhisatta practises … Read moreChapter 41 – Parami – Perfections

Chapter 40 – The Bodhisattva Ideal

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 40 THE BODHISATTA IDEAL “This body of flesh and blood I bear Just for the world’s good and welfare.” — SRI SANGABODHI In the teachings of the Buddha, for … Read moreChapter 40 – The Bodhisattva Ideal

Chapter 39 – The state of an Arahant

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 39 THE STATE OF AN ARAHANT “Though little he recites the Sacred Texts, but acts in accordance with the teaching, forsaking lust, hatred and ignorance, truly knowing, with mind … Read moreChapter 39 – The state of an Arahant

Chapter 38 – The way to Nibbana (cont)

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 38 THE WAY TO NIBBĀNA (III) Transcient are all conditioned things, Sorrowful are all conditioned things, Soulless are all conditioned and non-conditioned. — DHAMMAPADA Insight (Vipassanā) When the Jhānas … Read moreChapter 38 – The way to Nibbana (cont)

Chapter 37 – Nivarana or Hindrances

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 37 NĪVARANA OR HINDRANCES “There are these five corruptions of the heart, tainted by which the heart is neither soft, nor pliable, nor gleaming, nor easily broken up, nor … Read moreChapter 37 – Nivarana or Hindrances

Chapter 36 – The way to Nibbana – Meditation

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 36 THE WAY TO NIBBĀNA (II) MEDITATION “One way to acquire gain, another that leads to Nibbāna. — DHAMMAPADA Concentration (Samādhi) Securing a firm footing on the ground of … Read moreChapter 36 – The way to Nibbana – Meditation

Chapter 35 – The way to Nibbana

THE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS Venerable Nārada Mahāthera Reprinted for free distribution by The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation Taipei, Taiwan. July 1998 CHAPTER 35 THE WAY TO NIBBĀNA (1) “This Middle Path leads to tranquillity, realization, enlightenment and Nibbāna.” — DHAMMACAKKA SUTTA The way to Nibbāna is the Middle Path (Majjhimā Patipadā) … Read moreChapter 35 – The way to Nibbana