Publisher: 
BDK America
Pages: 
48
Publish Date: 
2009
Format: 
Mini-booklet

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Overview

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. This little booklet provides short excerpts of the Buddha's first teachings as selected from The Teaching of Buddha, Many temples and dharma schools find A Teaching a Day an appropriate and concise, structured  introduction to the Buddha's thought.

We provide single copies of the booklet free to individuals on request and in quantity to Temples or other Dharma centers. Distribution currently is subject to the same restrictions as The Teaching of Buddha. That is, we can usually send individual copies or larger quantities anywhere within the continental United States. Contact us if you request shipment elsewhere; and we will forward your request to the appropriate office. Or reach out to the appropriate BDK regional office.

Brief introduction to Buddhistic teachings
Format: 
Mini-booklet
5 x 3.5 x 0.16
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This short pamphlet of 48 pages provides highlights from The Teaching of Buddha to create a clear and concise introduction to basic Buddhist concepts. The content is organized into a month’s worth of short daily readings for reflection. 

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Table of Contents

Enlightenment ... Inner Cover
Preface ... 1


The Teaching of Buddha — Day 1 [Four Noble Truths] ... 3
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 2 [Eightfold Noble Path]... 4
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 3 [Following the Noble Path] ... 5
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 4 [Causes and Conditions] ... 6
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 5 [Attacments] ... 7
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 6 [Impernanence] ... 8
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 7 [Four Truths] ... 9
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 8 [How the Mind Leads] ... 9
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 9 [Avoid Discrimination] ... 10
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 10 [Parable]  ... 11
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 11 [Middle Way] ... 12
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 12 [Entanglements] ... 13
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 13 [Universal Oneness] ... 14
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 14 [Original Purity of Mind] ... 15
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 15 [Empty Mirror] ... 16
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 16 [Wheel of Desire] ... 17
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 17 [Freedom from Passions] ... 18
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 18 [Joyful Life] ... 19
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 19 [Karma of Thought] ... 20
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 20 [Parable of the Snake] ... 21
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 21 [Parable of Foolish Man] ... 22
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 22 [Goddess of Wealth] ... 23
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 23 [Poisoned Arrow] ... 24
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 24 [Parable of Sudhana] ... 25
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 25 [Three Methods of Practice] ... 26
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 26 [Eightfold Noble Path] ... 27
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 27 [Unlimited Ways] ... 28
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 28 [A Trained Mind] ... 30
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 29 [Flower without Fragrance]  ... 31
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 30 [Free from Fear] ... 32
The Teaching of Buddha — Day 31 [Light of Wisdom] ... 33


Dhammapada Verses [Selections] ... 34
The Teaching of Buddha [Brief History] ... 44
Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai — Mission and Activities .... 44

Background

Preface to “A Teaching a Day”

Many individuals find spiritual growth in today's material-oriented and chaotic society. In order to achieve a more peaceful and compassionate way of life, it should be an important goal for everyone to seek “the realization of peace and spiritual well-being.”

A peaceful society starts with the individual who seeks one's own human perfection. We believe that Buddhism is the religion that can guide us to this state of existence. The Buddha taught us of the equality of all mankind and expounded the Dharma in the simplest way so that all people could understand its essence. We believe that our publication, The Teaching of Buddha, presents the Buddha's message in simple and understandable language, illustrating the relationship of the teachings to our everyday lives and activities.

It is the sincerest wish of Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) that people from all walks of life may live their lives in peace and with compassion, bathed in the Light of the Buddha-Dharma. It is our hope that our book, The Teaching of Buddha may reach yet one more household or workplace through our efforts of spreading the Buddha-Dharma.

The pamphlet provides excerpts from The Teaching of Buddha and excerpts from the Dhammapadaan anthology of verses on Buddhist ethical thought and concepts. 

Please use this pamphlet to joyously reflect on one teaching per each day of the month. 

~ Toshihide Numata, Chairman
    Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai
   (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism)