What the Buddha Taught
Long regarded as one of the best introductions to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught draws on the actual words spoken by the Buddha to give a lucid and accurate account of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Richly supported by extracts from the ancient texts, Walpola Rahula gives clear and direct explanations of Buddhism's essential teachings, including:
- The Buddhist attitude of mind
- The Four Noble Truths
- The Noble Eightfold Path
- Meditation and mental development
- What the Buddha taught and the world today
What the Buddha Taught also features an illustrative section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada , a glossary of Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography.