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Great Disciples of the Buddha

Great Disciples of the Buddha - coverGreat Disciples of the Buddha
- Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy
— by Nyanaponika Thera & Hellmuth Hecker

Another one part of Teachings of the Buddha  series.

Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration.

Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume.

Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns.

When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection.

Shakyamuni with 16 ArhatsThe characters detailed include:

  • Sariputta
  • Nanda
  • Mahamoggallana
  • Mahakassapa
  • Ananda
  • Isidasi
  • Anuruddha
  • Mahakaccana
  • Angulimala
  • Visakha

and many more.

Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha  allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life.

It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.

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