K.N. Jayatilleke was one of the best-known Buddhist scholars in Asia. This book presents a brilliant account of Theravada Buddhism and embraces a wide variety of themes ranging from the birth of Buddhism to the Buddha’s prophetic teachings regarding the future of mankind.
Topics covered include, among many others, the background of early Buddhism; the significance of the Buddha’s birthday; the Buddhist doctrines of karma and reincarnation; the Buddhist conception of truth, good and evil, Nirvana, the individual, the universe and the material world; the Buddhist view of nature and destiny; Buddhism and the caste system; Buddhism and international law; and the contemporary relevance of the Buddha’s teachings to the modern world.
Publisher : Buddhist Publication Society
ISBN : 978-955-24-0335-4
ISBN : 9789552403354
Pages : 490
Weight : 820g
Binding : Soft Binding
Language : English