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Sayings of the Buddha

New translations from the Pali Nikayas

Translated by Rupert Gethin

October 2008

ISBN: 9780192839251

368 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £10.99

This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture.

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This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture.

  • Buddhist religious belief and philosophy derive from the teachings of Gotama the Buddha, and this new translation offers the best selection of his most important sayings across a full range of themes and literary style.
  • The most critically up-to-date edition.
  • Scholarly and readable translation that offers a wide selection of complete discourses within a single volume.
  • The only anthology of material exclusively from the Pali Nikayas, one of the oldest and most important sources for the teachings of the Buddha.

About the Author(s)

Translated by Rupert Gethin, Reader in Buddhist Studies, University of Bristol

Reviews

"Rupert Gethin's 'Sayings of the Buddha' [is] translated with an eye toward readability." - Buddhaharma

"This short volume is...a resource for teachers and students, and anyone interested in early Buddhist literature." - Buddhaharma