ISBN 9788187682035,Buddha Mind

Buddha Mind



Indusvista Editions

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788187682035

ISBN-10 8187682035

Hard Back

Number of Pages 103 Pages
Language (English)


India?s greatest gift to the world is the mind of a great person, called the Buddha. This book is a very innovative rendition of what the Buddha thought and said on how to feel good and do good. The book has a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Great sages and prophets of the worlds have used God as a spectre to elicit ethical conduct. The Buddha was different. Avoiding metaphysical abstrations or references to God, he offered logical explanations as to why it was in a person?s own best interest to live virtuously. The Buddha?s sermons were full of very impactful metaphors drawn from ordinarily life. This book captures their wisdom in more than a hundred painstakingly researched photographs. The book is in two parts. The first part is a pictorial presentation of the Buddha?s life and his most important teachings. The second part contains beautifully illustrated selections from Dhammapada, which is said to contain the words spoken by Buddha himself. The essence of Dhammapada is contained in it?s opening verse.? Our nature is the outcome of our thoughts. We become what we think?. Interfaith study is an overlooked need of present times and The Buddha Mind is a good starting point. The core wisdom of even seemingly diverse religions has striking synergy: and it looks more beautiful when examined from different angles, in different settings. Consider two profound quotes from the Bible: ?I and my Father are One" and 'Be ye perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect?. According to one author the first quote restates the spiritual idealism of Advaita Vedanta and the second quote reflects the ethical idealism of the Buddha. As you glance through the pages of this book, you will find the photographs so captivating that you are likely to skip the text ? inset, underneath and alongside. This is a book of not just art, or of just wisdom, but of WisdomArt. The photographs will acquire an enlightening eloquence when you study and reflect on the accompanying text.