By TY Lee
Except the commonly Buddhist international locations in Asia
where Buddhism continues to be robust, it really is turning out to be at an
explosive velocity in the USA and plenty of eu countries,
and is at the moment the quickest becoming faith in Australia.
Modern and informed everyone is more and more finding
a want for religious teachings with out fanciful stories
and myths, unfastened from threats of punishments, and
without ideals which cross opposed to technology and reason.
Simple religion and worship aren't any longer adequate during this day
and age. Buddhism with its functional and consistent
teachings and its relevance to lifestyle, is ready to satisfy
intelligent and enquiring minds, and therefore appeals very
much to our present-day society. The Sigalovada Sutta,
Vyagghapajja Sutta, Parabhava Sutta and Mangala Sutta
are all first-class examples of such teachings. They are
sensible, comfortably acceptable and bring about either personal
improvement and development, and non secular development and
development. This e-book is predicated on those 4 suttas.
I wish to advertise a better realizing of Buddhism
by offering those crucial teachings in a concise,
uncomplicated and down-to-earth demeanour in order that they can
be favored by way of extra humans. I had proposal it beneficial to
also have those 4 suttas compiled into one compact
book for the straightforward reference of all practising Buddhists and
for the ease of all scholars of Buddhism. As such,
the as a rule to be had translations through Ven. Narada Thera
are additionally integrated within the Appendix.
The Buddha’s teachings have been initially memorized and
recited instead of written down and browse. but if written
down, those recitations occasionally make for tricky reading.
This is mainly so once they originated greater than 2,500
years in the past in stipulations very diverse from that of our
current age, and in a language particularly not like our own.
Therefore, based on the purpose to make the lessons more
accessible and simple to appreciate, those suttas have been
presented in a contemporary context utilizing contemporary
language. they've got additionally been divided into chapters, with
headings, sub-sections and reasons inserted to make
them more straightforward to learn. even if, the circulation and series of
the texts were retained up to attainable to
preserve the texture and spirit of the Buddha’s teachings.
I wish to exhibit my private gratitude to Ven. S.
Dhammika for his suggestions and never-ending persistence, Ven. Dr.
I. Indasara Thero for writing the Foreword, Ven. Pannyavaro
Mahathera for reviewing the publication, and to Mr. Leong
Kum Seng and Ms. Han Ah Yew for his or her valuable
suggestions and assist in checking the textual content. i'm also
extremely privileged so as to paintings with Ms. Sylvia Bay
on this e-book. My appreciation is going back to
Ms. Geelyn Lim for all her exertions at the layout and
layout of this ebook. All error, mistakes and omissions are
mine on my own, and that i could be satisfied to listen to from someone who
can right them, in order that this booklet should be more advantageous on.
Thanks additionally visit all my lecturers and neighbors within the Dhamma
for their help and encouragement from the very
beginning. My gratitude is going to my mom and dad and my wife,
Susan, for the entire aid they've got given me in my ‘work’ of
propagating the Dhamma. ultimately my distinct due to the
people worldwide who've made ‘Just be Good’
so winning and for assisting to unfold the Dhamma
wherever they are.
May all Beings be good and chuffed, and loose from physical
and psychological pain. may possibly all Beings embark at the Path
of the Buddha and detect Nibbana. may well the entire advantages from
this ebook be devoted to the happiness and emancipation
of all Beings, and to assist safeguard and unfold the Teachings
of the Buddha.
T Y Lee
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