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Serenity Here and Now: The Buddha's Sutta-Nipata Sermons

 
Susunaga Weeraperuma (Author)
Synopsis Dropping all defilements and finding that final Freedom in this very life is the main message of the most ancient Buddhist scripture-the Sutta-Nipata. Owning nothing and wanting nothing is one of the hallmarks of Illumination. Serenity Here and Now is a faithful rendering of the last 47 suttas of the Sutta-Nipata. The archaic and abstruse verses have been rendered in a modern and readily intelligible idiom, with the result that this book is a sheer delight to read. Some significant chapters are The Wisdom of Having No Views, The Head and its Splitting, Be Mindful Always and The Path to Yonder Shore. Serenity Here and Now is the third and final volume of the trilogy on the Sutta-Nipata. The author's two preceding works titled Nirvana the Highest Happiness and The First and Best Buddhist Teachings were both published by New Age Books.
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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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Bibliographic information

Title Serenity Here and Now: The Buddha's Sutta-Nipata Sermons
Format Softcover
Date published: 19.05.2009
Edition Revised ed.
Publisher New Age Books
Language: English
isbn 8178223333, 9788178223339
length xviii+240p., Bibliography