बुद्धत्व मानवाचा आदर्श – उर्गेन संघरक्षित
The ten pillars of Buddhism are ten ethical principles, such as generosity, truthfulness, or compassion, that together provide a comprehensive moral guide. Sangharakshita highlights the depth of these apparently simple teachings by first considering them collectively and then individually.
The phenomenon known as “Buddhism” embraces an uninterrupted process of communication through which the Buddha’s followers have been guided and inspired for 25 centuries. Communication is a living, evolving thing, and for all its continuity the Buddhist tradition presents the modern student – and practitioner – with a bewildering array of cultural, philosophical and practical forms. This work describes and correlates these diverse manifestations – in Buddhism’s homeland of India, and in its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. Drawing on recent historical and literary research, the author explains the basic concepts of Buddhism from all periods of its development, and places them in an historical framework.
In this approachable handbook, Sangharakshita guides the reader through the complex tradition of Buddhism. In part one he tackles the theory of the religion in sections devoted to the Buddha, his teachings, and the spiritual community, while in part two he discusses the practicalities of trying to lead a Buddhist life. For those wishing to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, this is a complete map of the Buddhist path. Sangharakshita is the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community. He has a lifetime of teaching experience and is the author of over forty books.