This volume--with a clear introduction that introduces the author and places him in the context of the history of the Thai Buddhist tradition--makes a significant contribution to the scant literature on Theravada Buddhism in English. One of the major contributions of this book is a detailed description of the Buddhist principles of causality, which will add to other works on this topic by modern Buddhist scholars. Furthermore, this book reveals the rational basis of the Buddhist worldview and contains an especially lucid discussion of the distinctive Buddhist notion of no-self and Buddhist "faith" or confidence based on inquiry. Grant A.
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Grant A. Buddhadhamma : Natural Laws and Values for Life. Phra Prayudh Payutto , Prayut. Written by a Thai, Theravada monk who has been recognized for his scholarly achievements, Buddhadhamma is a modern distillation of pivotal doctrines found in the Pa?
Many scholars of Buddhism in Thailand and beyond have said that if a person is not able to read the more than 40 volumes of the Pa? The Five Aggregates of Existence pancakhandha. Proper Understanding and the Practice of the Middle Path.
A Summary of the Principles of Confidence saddha. Canonical Passages Explaining Confidence. Factors Leading to Proper Understanding. A Summary of Two Factors. Translating the Meaning of Dependent Origination. A Diagrammatic Explanation of Dependent Origination. Dependent Origination Expressed as a Middle Truth majjhena dhammadesana. Coming to a Basic Understanding of the Middle Path. The System of the Middle Path. Sati as Appamada. Sati as a Social Value. Satipatthana as Sammasati. The Important Essence of Satipatthana.
Attaining Positive Results by Developing Concentration. Methods for Developing Concentration. The Sphere of Importance of Concentration. Putting Concentration to Good Use. The Middle Path.
Buddhadhamma : Natural Laws and Values for Life
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Prayudh Payutto also P. Prayudh has lectured and written extensively about a variety of topics related to Buddhism, including the position of women in Buddhism  and the relationship between Buddhism and the environment. Because changes in Thai monastic title involve adding or changing monastic names, Payutto has been known by, and published under, a variety of different names over his career. During his childhood, Prayudh suffered a lot of illnesses, some of which involved him in surgeries and many have followed him until today. Poor health made it difficult for him to commit to school and formal education. Discouraged by his health, Prayudh came back to Suphanburi after completing junior high school at Pathum Khongkha School in Bangkok in Being assured that he could continue his education without having to get involved physically, as is the case in school, he entered the monastery, with the family's support, to seek religious education, being ordained as a novice samanera at the age of
Buddhadhamma: Natural Laws and Values for Life