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The First and Best Buddhist Teachings: Sutta Nipata Selections and Inspired Essays

Susunaga Weeraperuma (Author)

Extraordinarily profound is the Sutta Nipata, which is the oldest sacred book in Buddhist literature. It is a particularly authentic version of the Buddha's discourses because of its antiquity, language and contents.

Susunaga Weeraperuma's faithful and masterly rendering of the Sutta Nipata deepens our understanding of the teachings. An eminent writer in the field of Buddhism, he has lucidly expressed the ancient wisdom in the idiom of our time, Great philosophical insights abound in this collection of essays. The commentaries therein are refreshingly original.

Additional essays address various issues of deep concern and offer practical solutions- where on depression, facing death, growing old, finding happiness or world peace.

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About the author

Susunaga Weeraperuma

Susunaga Weeraperuma is a Doctor of Letters who enjoys living in the quietness of the medieval Provencal village of Les Arcs-sur-Argens in France. Born in Sri Lanka where he was raised in the Buddhist religion, Weeraperuma has been spending the major part of his life in England, Australia, Switzerland and France. After taking a Master’s degree in Economics and Politics at London University, he qualified as a Librarian and thereafter became a senior member of staff in the British Library and the South Australian Parliamentary Library. It was during this period that he wrote several works on Library Science and compiled and extensive Krishnamurti bibliography. Following early retirement, Weeraperuma now devotes his time of contemplation, writing, yoga and gardening. The author of 18 published books including 2 collections of short stories, his works are mostly about religion and spiritual growth. Some of his important books are as followed: Major Religions of India, J. Krishnamurti as I Knew Him, Living and dying from Moment to Moment, That Pathless Land, Bliss of Reality, Homage to Yogaswami, Servant of God and The Higher Life.

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Title The First and Best Buddhist Teachings: Sutta Nipata Selections and Inspired Essays
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2006
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher New Age Books
Language: English
isbn 8178222574
length 245p., 5.4"X 8.3"