Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Wisdom Energy - Table of Contents

Basic Buddhist Teachings

CONTENTS

Preface          
Introduction to the First Edition           

Part One: Entering the Spiritual Path

  1. The Purpose of Meditation 
  2. Approaching the Study of Dharma
  3. Searching for the Causes of Unhappiness
  4. How Delusions Arise
  5. Understanding Suffering and Controlling the Mind           

Part Two: A Meditation Course

  1. The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment        

Purification Visualization    

The Superiority of Spiritual Practice         

The Preciousness of Our Human Form     

The Fully Renounced Mind 

The Renunciation of Suffering        

The Six Realms of Samsara 

How We Create Samsara     

The Advantages of an Enlightened Motive           

Achieving Equilibrium         

Remembering the Kindness of Our Many Mothers         

Benefiting Others     

Perceiving the Nature of Reality    

Conclusion    

  1. Integrating Dharma into Everyday Life    

Glossary         
Suggested Further Reading            
Index