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Beginnings (Collected Essays)

LKR 300.00

Language: English
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
Category: Expositions and Studies
ISBN: 955-24-0301-1 (2008) (Paperback)
Pages: 252
Size: 145 x 220 mm

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Weight 0.399 kg
Dimensions 220 × 145 cm

5 in stock

SKU: 507 Categories: , , Product ID: 19819


Beginnings (Collected Essays)

By: Samanera Bodhesako

This book contains all the known published and unpublished essays by S. Bodhesako: Beginnings, Change, The Buddha and Catch-22, The Myth of Sisyphus, Faith, and Being and Craving.

In the first essay, Beginnings, the author discusses the authenticity and relevance of the Buddhist Canon.

The second essay, Change, investigates the concepts of change, impermanence and time in relation to experience and argues against equating them with the concept of flux or continuous change.

In the third essay, The Buddha and Catch-22, the similarities between Joseph Heller’s novel and the Buddha’s Teaching are discussed.

The next essay, The Myth of Sisyphus, is a Buddhist reinterpretation of the Greek myth of Sisyphus, which is symbolizing the endless, recurring nature of our tasks. Ven. Bodhesako also discusses Albert Camus’ interpretation of this myth.

The essay Faith investigates the relevance of faith in the Buddha’s Teaching, while the last essay, Being and Craving, deals with the Buddhist concept of craving and its traditional interpretation.



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Beginnings (Collected Essays)
LKR 300.00

5 in stock