By TY Lee
Except the commonly Buddhist international locations in Asia
where Buddhism continues to be robust, it truly is becoming at an
explosive velocity in the USA and lots of ecu countries,
and is at the moment the quickest becoming faith in Australia.
Modern and knowledgeable individuals are more and more finding
a want for non secular teachings with out fanciful stories
and myths, unfastened from threats of punishments, and
without ideals which move opposed to technological know-how and reason.
Simple religion and worship aren't any longer sufficient during this day
and age. Buddhism with its useful and consistent
teachings and its relevance to lifestyle, is ready to satisfy
intelligent and enquiring minds, and hence appeals very
much to our present-day society. The Sigalovada Sutta,
Vyagghapajja Sutta, Parabhava Sutta and Mangala Sutta
are all first-class examples of such teachings. They are
sensible, easily acceptable and result in either personal
improvement and development, and non secular development and
development. This ebook relies on those 4 suttas.
I wish to advertise a better figuring out of Buddhism
by featuring those crucial teachings in a concise,
uncomplicated and down-to-earth demeanour in order that they can
be liked via extra humans. I had idea it worthy to
also have those 4 suttas compiled into one compact
book for the straightforward reference of all working towards Buddhists and
for the ease of all scholars of Buddhism. As such,
the generally on hand translations by way of Ven. Narada Thera
are additionally integrated within the Appendix.
The Buddha’s teachings have been initially memorized and
recited instead of written down and browse. but if written
down, those recitations occasionally make for tough reading.
This is mainly so after they originated greater than 2,500
years in the past in stipulations very varied from that of our
current age, and in a language rather not like our own.
Therefore, in accordance with the purpose to make the lessons more
accessible and straightforward to appreciate, those suttas have been
presented in a latest context utilizing contemporary
language. they've got additionally been divided into chapters, with
headings, sub-sections and motives inserted to make
them more uncomplicated to learn. notwithstanding, the circulation and series of
the texts were retained up to attainable to
preserve the texture and spirit of the Buddha’s teachings.
I want to convey my private gratitude to Ven. S.
Dhammika for his suggestions and never-ending persistence, Ven. Dr.
I. Indasara Thero for writing the Foreword, Ven. Pannyavaro
Mahathera for reviewing the e-book, and to Mr. Leong
Kum Seng and Ms. Han Ah Yew for his or her valuable
suggestions and assist in checking the textual content. i'm also
extremely privileged on the way to paintings with Ms. Sylvia Bay
on this publication. My appreciation is going back to
Ms. Geelyn Lim for all her labor at the layout and
layout of this e-book. All blunders, mistakes and omissions are
mine by myself, and that i might be chuffed to listen to from somebody who
can right them, in order that this ebook might be stronger on.
Thanks additionally visit all my lecturers and acquaintances within the Dhamma
for their help and encouragement from the very
beginning. My gratitude is going to my mom and dad and my wife,
Susan, for all of the support they've got given me in my ‘work’ of
propagating the Dhamma. ultimately my designated due to the
people worldwide who've made ‘Just be Good’
so winning and for aiding to unfold the Dhamma
wherever they are.
May all Beings be good and chuffed, and unfastened from physical
and psychological ache. may well all Beings embark at the Path
of the Buddha and discover Nibbana. might the entire advantages from
this publication be devoted to the happiness and emancipation
of all Beings, and to aid guard and unfold the Teachings
of the Buddha.
T Y Lee
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