The Buddha’s Teachings on Prosperity - Praise

At Home, At Work, In the World


248 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861715473

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“The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity is a beautiful reinforcement of the potential dignity of lay life and a clear, well-written, and meticulous documentation of the Buddha's attitude towards it. This major contribution, coupled with our already-existing enthusiasm for contemplative practice, will bring into existence a more authentic, balanced life.”—Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath

“Very little of the valuable information in this book has previously been collected and so clearly presented. This is a very important book.”—Bhante Gunaratana (“Bhante G.”), author of Mindfulness in Plain English

“With meticulous research, Rahula turns around many of our received notions about what the Buddha recommends for lay life. He wants us to have a good time!”—Tricycle

“Bhikkhu Basnagoda Rahula reveals, in simple yet elegant language, the steps and techniques Buddha recommended for the success and happiness of his lay community. This book is unique because it stays away from Buddhist metaphysics and focuses on Buddha's guidance of the reader's daily life; it fascinates and benefits those who strive for financial stability, healthy personal and social relationships, rational decisions, personality development, inner peace, and happiness.”—The Buddhist Channel

“Buddhism stands apart in being tolerant, accommodating, and pragmatic. This book aims to rediscover the principles and values that have been obscured by centuries of culture and history.”—Sir Arthur C. Clarke, from his foreword

“Original and authentic.”—Prof. Anne C. Klein, Rice University

“Bhikkhu Rahula's clear and easy to follow translations and commentary reveal that contrary to recieved wisdom, the Buddha actually had a lot to say about improving daily life in samsara.”—Buddhadharma