The Wisdom of the Dharma, from the Pali Canon to the Sutras
Desmond Biddulph and Darcy Flynn
Photographs by John Cleare
978-1-62795-047-3 | Silk-bound Hardcover | 176 pages | 4.9″ x 7.3″
List Price: $16.95
Introducing the insights of the Buddha, universal and timeless inspiration for our search for true happiness. A deluxe cloth edition with a foil blocked sticker and a removable insight card so you can carry the Buddha’s teachings everywhere you go, this beautifully packaged collection is the perfect gift for the wisdom seeker in your life. Beginning with the root of human suffering, or “twelve-linked chain of causation,” and ending with the transcendence of enlightenment, this carefully curated volume presents the great arch of Buddhist doctrine as told by its earliest practitioners, including the Buddha himself. “My Teaching,” said the Buddha, “is about suffering and how to end it.” Mirroring the 10 stages of the bodhisattva’s path of awakening, the book’s ten chapters take readers on a spiritual/philosophical journey through the Buddha’s cycle of healing, from ignorance and suffering, to awareness and enlightenment.
Combining extracts from the early Pali canon and the later Mahayana sutras, as well as traditional Buddhist tales, poignant Zen koans (riddles) and gorgeous atmospheric photographs all prefaced by an informative introduction that traces the history of Buddha’s enduring teachings back to the life of the Gautama Buddha, Teachings of the Buddha is a richly woven tapestry of wisdom, insight and expertise, and an indispensable volume for practicing Buddhists and beginners alike.
Desmond Biddulph is the author of 1001 Pearls of Buddhist Wisdom and is now President of the Buddhist Society, founded in Britain in 1924. He lives in London with his wife and co-author, Darcy Flynn. Darcy Flynn, a film producer, has been a student of Buddhism for many years. John Cleare is an internationally renowned photographer specializing in mountains and landscapes.