by The Venerable Dr Walpola Sri Rahula.
In this somewhat more challenging book, the author draws richly on extracts from ancient texts to provide clear and direct explanations of Buddhism's essential teachings. These include: The buddhist attitude of mind; The Four Noble Truths; The noble Eightfold Path; Meditations and mental development; What the Buddha taught and the world today.
The book also includes a very useful glossary of Buddhist terms. Dr Walpola Sri Rahula was a Buddhist monk and scholar. He received a traditional training and education in his native Sri Lanka before studying at the University of Calcutta and Sorbonne. He is widely regarded as one of the most qualified and enlightened scholars of the Buddhist tradition with a deep knowledge of original texts.
"By far the best introduction to Buddhism available" - Prof R.F. Gombrich, Boden Professor of Sanskrit , University of Oxford.