The First and Best Buddhist Teachings


Extraordinarily profound is the Sutta Nipatta, 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. Susunga 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 and psychological insights abound in this collection of essays. The commentaries therein are refreshingly original. Additional essays address various issues of deep concern and offer practical solution, whether on depression, facing death, growing old, finding happiness or world peace.

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