Gathering the Meanings Essential Teachings of the Buddha

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  • Book Name Gathering the Meanings Essential Teachings of the Buddha
  • Author N.H. Samtani
  • Language, Pages English, 395 Pgs. (PB)
  • Upload Date 2024 / 03 / 04
  • ISBN 9780898002676

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Gathering the Meanings Essential Teachings of the Buddha

I am happy that the English translation of the Arthviniscayasutra (AVS) along with its Commentary, the Nibandhana (AVSN), is finally being published. This is the second translation of the Sutra in a Western language.' but the Commentary has never previously been translated in any language.

Gathering the Meanings presents a concise summary of essential Abhidharma doctrines.  It fills a major gap in the West's slowly growing knowledge of Buddhist teachings.

Abhidharma teachings analyze the factors that make up the realm of human experience and set out the foundation for traveling the Buddhist path.  Abhidharma analysis can cut the roots of suffering, increase mental clarity, and encourage appreciation for the qualities of the Buddha and the path he made available to the world.

Taught by the Buddha himself, the Arthaviniscaya Sutra presents the categories for analysis through which students intent on enlightenment can transform the patterns of thinking and acting that produce suffering.  It provides clear illuminating explanations for many of the key concepts in the Buddhist teachings.  The commentary, by the eighth century monk Virysridatta, clarifies with great precision all difficult points, quoting other Buddhist sources, dealing with objections and concerns, and indicating where different schools have varying interpretations.

This translation has been prepared by one of the leading Buddhist scholars of India, N.H. Samtani.  In his introduction, Professor Samtani situates the work in its Buddhist context and helps illuminate its significance.  His detailed notes on terms and concepts include profuse citations to the work of other scholars, making this volume essential for all scholars of Buddhism.  Glossaries, an extensive index, and Tibetan-Sanskrit word lists make Gathering the Meanings an invaluable aid for students and practitioners of all levels.

Nibandhana, Translated with an Introduction and Notes by N.H. Samtani



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