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Foreword
LIFE AND MESSAGE OF THE BUDDHA
Gautama, The Buddha
Nature of the Buddha
Was Buddha an Incarnation of God?
The Buddha’s Service
Historical Evidences of the Buddha
Salvation Through Arahantahood
Who Is A Bodhisatva?
Attainment of Buddhahood
Trikaya — The Three Bodies of the Buddha
Message for All
Miraculous Power
The Buddha’s Silence
How to Answer Questions
The Buddha’s Attitude towards Worldly Knowledge
The Last Message of the Buddha
Does the Buddha Exist after His Death?
A Successor to the Buddha
The Future Buddha
BUDDHISM: ESSENCE AND COMPARATIVE APPROACHES
The Lion’s Roar
What is Buddhism?
Impact of Buddhism on Civilization
Buddhist Contribution to Humanity
The Ultimate Truth
Two Main Schools of Buddhism*
Tri-Pitaka (or Tipitaka)
Sutra Pitaka
Abhidharma Pitaka
What is Abhidharma?
Mind and Matter (Nama-Rupa)
Four Noble Truths
The Danger of Selfish Desire
The Noble Eightfold Path — The Middle Way
Gradual Development
Righteous Life
Everything is Changeable
What is Karma?
Misconceptions Regarding Karma
Our own Experience
Other Factors which Support Karma
Can Karma be Changed?
Impartial Energy
Classification of Karma
Is Everything Due to Karma?
Why Some Wicked People Enjoy While Some Good People Suffer
How Does Rebirth Take Place?
Is Rebirth Simultaneous?
Nirvana and Samsara
Law of Dependent Origination*
Eternalism and Nihilism
Can the First Cause be Known?
Is there an Eternal Soul?
Soul-Theories
Anatta: The Teaching of No-Soul
Is Buddhism Similar to Other Contemporary Teachings in India?
Is Buddhism a Theory or a Philosophy?
Is Buddhism Pessimistic?
Is Buddhism Atheistic?
LEADING A BUDDHIST LIFE
What is the Purpose of Life?
Understanding the Nature of Human Beings
Understanding the Nature of Life
The Need for a Religion
Searching for a Purpose in Life
Realisation
Buddhism for Human Beings in Society
The Buddhist Way of Life for Householders
Buddhist Ethics
Buddhist Morals are Based on Intention or Volition
What is Vinaya?
Development of Sangha Community
Changing Society
Dharma and Vinaya
Characteristics of a Monk
Ten Meritorious and Ten Evil Actions
Ten Evil Deeds
Precepts
Five Precepts
Eight Precepts*
Loving-Kindness
Real Charity
Buddhist Attitude towards Human Organ Donations
The Buddhist Attitude to Animal Life
The Need for Tolerance Today
Buddhist Funeral Rites
Why we take Refuge in the Buddha
No Self Surrender
No Sinners
Do It Yourself
Human Beings are Responsible for Everything
Human Beings are their own Jailors
You Protect Yourself
You Have to Save Yourself
Faith, Confidence and Devotion
The Meaning of Prayer
Meditation
Nature of Modern Life
The Significance of Paritta Chanting
Religious Significance of Fasting
Vegetarianism
The Moon and Religious Observances
HUMAN LIFE IN SOCIETY
Traditions, Customs and Festivals
Rites and Rituals
Festivals
Status of Women in Buddhism
Buddhism and Politics
Birth Control, Abortion and Suicide
Committing Suicide
Why Does the World Population Increase?
Sex and Religion
A RELIGION FOR HUMAN PROGRESS
Human Beings and Religion
Misconceptions on Religion
Which is the Proper Religion?
Moral and Spiritual Development
The God-Idea
The Development of the God-idea
The God-idea and Creation
Human Weakness and the Concept of God
Changing a Religious Label before Death
Short-cut to Paradise and End of the World
Modern Religion
Religion in a Scientific Age
Buddhism and Science
Limitations of Science
Learned Ignorance
Beyond Science
Science Without Religion
Tribute to Buddhism
Religion of Freedom
Buddhist Missionaries
Why is there no Peace?
Can We Justify War?
The Buddhist Attitude
Can Buddhists Join the Army?
Mercy Killing
Killing for Self-Protection
The Buddhist Stand on the Death Sentence
Other World Systems
The Buddhist Concept of Heaven and Hell
Belief in Deities (Devas)
Existence of Spirits
The Significance of Transference of Merits to the Departed
Highest Gift to the Departed
Astrology and Astronomy
Buddhist Attitude Towards Astrology
Fortune-Telling and Charms
Consulting Mediums
Dreams and Their Significance
Faith Healing
Superstitions and Dogmas
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What Buddists Believe

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