The Buddha and his teachings

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...