9780861715473

The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity At Home, At Work, In the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780861715473

  • ISBN10:

    0861715470

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-28
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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Summary

The Buddha taught far more than just meditation. This much-needed and long-awaited volume will be gratefully and enthusiastically received, bringing together the wealth of practical advice the Buddha offered "laypeople"-whose responsibilities include children and ageing parents, work and providing for a family, messy relationships and the never-ending quest to be a better person, the ones who can't or just aren't interested in devoting their life to meditation-in short, to the people like you and me. Including in this book is the Buddha's practical advice for lasting happiness on such topics as: -Investing -Success in business -Safeguarding prosperity -Finding fulfilling relationships -Dealing with interpersonal conflict -Creating a great marital partnership -Skillful parenting -Making wise decisions in all circumstances -Cultivating and refining an attractive personality

Author Biography

Bhikkhu Basnagoda Rahula, PhD, was born in Sri Lanka and became a Buddhist monk in childhood. He holds a Master's Degree in literature, and a doctorate in English. He serves the congregation at the Houston Buddhist Vihara, and teaches English at the University of Houston. He lives in Texas.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke is the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and many other award-winning books of science fiction and fact.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Chapter Organizationp. xiii
Translation of Pali Textsp. xv
Citation of Pali Sourcesp. xvii
A Treasure Buried in Timep. 1
The Buddha's View on Prosperityp. 13
Gaining Wealthp. 21
Retaining Wealthp. 33
The Buddha's View on Relationshipsp. 47
Establishing a Marital Partnershipp. 55
Being Proud Parentsp. 67
Dealing with Conflictp. 77
Succeeding Sociallyp. 95
The Buddha's View on Decision-Makingp. 111
Correct Reasoning, Right Decisionsp. 131
What Not to Do in Daily Lifep. 147
Developing an Attractive Personalityp. 167
Lasting Happinessp. 181
Notesp. 201
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Indexp. 217
About the Authorp. 227
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