This essential collection brings together essential insights from the Buddha, alongside atmospheric photographs. ‘My teaching,’ said the Buddha, ‘is about suffering and how to end it.’ Often described as the ‘great physician’, he aimed to diagnose and offer a remedy for the pain and turmoil that characterize all human experience.
Teachings of the Buddha contains selections from the Pali canon and the later Mahayana sutras, as well as traditional Buddhist tales and fascinating extracts from Zen masters. Passages of commentary illuminate key meanings. Rooted in knowledge acquired 2,500 years ago in the foothills of the Himalayas, the insights of the Buddha remain just as relevant today.