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Buddhist English books 2018-01-12T08:41:18+00:00

Translations published by our monastery

READ THE BUDDHA’S GREAT TEACHINGS

Paritta Chanting Book

This book contained all Paritta exalted by the Supreme Buddha in Pali and English languages.  It will be very helpful for children and adults who speak English to understand the meanings of all Paritta exalted by the Buddha in Pali. Available in our bookshop and online available at Amazon.com  

What Happens After Death?

Whoever reads this book will have answers to the question “What happens after death?” In these discourses, the Supreme Buddha explained clearly the five destinations, hell, animal world, the realm of ghosts, the human world and the heavenly world and ways leading to those five destinations.  By reading these discourses carefully one can develop a fear of doing wrong actions in this precious human life. Available in our bookshop and online available at Amazon.com  

Stories Of Ghosts

The stories contained in this book are from the Pethavatthu. At the beginning of this book, one can read and learn about the three knowledges of our Supreme Buddha achieved in His Supreme Enlightenment.  The knowledge of seeing past lives of beings, knowledge of seeing other beings travel in this cycle of samsara, one life to another because of their good or bad actions, and knowledge of all worlds and the way beings are born in these different worlds. By reading this book carefully one can understand how dangerous of doing wrong deeds in this precious human life. And these true stories help one to develop a fear of doing unwholesome actions. Available in our bookshop and online available at Amazon.com  

Stories of Heavenly Mansions

The stories of this book are from the Vimanavatthu.  Three knowledges of Supreme Buddha are described at the beginning of the book. It will help one to understand how our Great Teacher has realised the life of all other beings lives in all worlds such as human world, heavenly world, hell world and animal world. By reading this book one can understand how one’s own good deeds and good behaviour makes his or her life comfortable in this life as well as the next life. And also one can develop a desire to do wholesome actions in this precious human life. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

Stories of SAKKA – Lord of Gods

The Discourses contained in this book are taken from the Samyutta Nikaya. There are twenty-five discourses which are divided into three chapters. All these discourses in the first chapter are exalted by the Supreme Buddha to the noble monks while explaining how god Sakka won the victory by well-spoken words, by righteousness, patience, experiencing happy results of his own merits. By reading these stories proclaimed by the Buddha one can understand that the God Sakka is a well-devoted disciple of Supreme Buddha. In the second chapter, one can read the Noble Promises of God Sakka, well taught by the Supreme Buddha. In the discourses of the last chapter, the Buddha taught to the monks, the beautiful verses recited by the God Sakka which are very valuable advice for one to lead a happy life. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

Stories of Brahmas

The discourses in this book are taken from the Brahma Samyutta. There are fifteen discourses which are divided into two chapters as Kokalika chapter and Final Extinguishing chapter. Whoever reads the discourses in this book can understand the close relationship that Brahmas had with the Supreme Buddha and with His Noble Disciples. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

The Voice of Enlightened Monks – The Theragatha

This is one of the books of the Pali Canon Found in the Khuddaka Nikaya. At the beginning of this book, whoever reads can learn about the Venerable Arahants who lived in this human world, lived among the humans, and walked on this earth, who belonged to a group of marvellous humans. In the next chapter, there is a detailed description of the Exalted Qualities of the Community of Noble Monks. And following that starts the verses uttered by the Enlightened Monks about their lives which are sectioned according to the number of verses said by them. Whoever reads this sacred book will be fortunate to understand that the community of the Buddha’s Noble disciples is absolutely remarkable and magnificent.Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

The Voice of Enlightened Nuns – The Therigatha

This is one of the books of the Pali Canon Found in the Khuddaka Nikaya. At the beginning of this book, whoever reads can learn about the Venerable Arahants who lived in this human world, lived among the humans, and walked on this earth, who belonged to a group of marvellous humans. In the next chapter, there is a detailed description of the Exalted Qualities of the Community of Noble Monks. And following that starts the verses uttered by the Enlightened Nuns about their lives which are sectioned according to the number of verses said by them. Whoever reads this sacred book will be fortunate to understand that the community of the Buddha’s Noble disciples is absolutely remarkable and magnificent. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

Buddhism

This is a book which gives the readers some awareness of Buddhism. It contains twenty –two chapters starting from the extraordinary qualities of the Triple Gem – Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. All the contents of this book will broaden the readers knowledge of the Dhamma as it discusses the rarity of the rebirth as a human being, the good and bad destinations, what kamma is, the Four Noble Truths and the profound teachings like Dependent Origination. In addition, whoever reads this book will gain a good knowledge of the value of parents, noble friends, how the world began and how the world’s end and much more. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

THIS WAS SAID BY THE BUDDHA
The Itivuttaka

This book contained the specific Dhamma quotes which were said by the Supreme Buddha at different occasions. There are hundred and twelve short discourses which begin with the phrase “Thus the Blessed One has said”. One of the lay lady disciples called Kujjuttara memorized all these Dhamma quotes of Gautama Supreme Buddha. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

The Wise Shall Realize

This book represents a collection of six sermons which explain several original discourses of Supreme Buddha.   Its rich content will help the reader to understand the extraordinary qualities of Supreme Buddha and thereby develop confidence in the Buddha’s wisdom, as well as gain an understanding of more advanced concepts like dependent-arising and mind training. The reader can learn about the Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thera, Chief Monk’s journey of seeking the Noble Eightfold Path as the last content of this book. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

Dhammapada

This invaluable book contains a collection of verses (Gatha) uttered by the Buddha in twenty-six chapters. These were categorized by specific topics by the Great Arahants headed by the Great Arahant Maha Kassapa Thero in the first Dhamma council. There are four hundred and twenty-three eloquent verses in this book titled “What Does the Buddha Really Teach? Whoever reads this book will have a wonderful opportunity to learn the meanings of these sacred verses and practice the awakening teachings diligently in his or her life. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com

The Supreme Bliss Of Nibbana

This Invaluable book, presenting an exposition of the establishment of the Fourfold Mindfulness; Kayanupassana (The observation of body), Vedananupassana (The observation of sensations), Cittanupassana (The observation of mind) and Dhammanupassana (The observation of mental contents). The Path refers to the Noble Eightfold Path. Whoever reads this book must read it over and over again to try to understand it again and again and try to practise what is in this book continuously over and over again. Then this extremely miraculous noble doctrine will certainly help you to escape from the four kinds of hells, to overcome suffering in this samsaric existence. Available in our bookshop and online at Amazon.com