ข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม : Why Were We Born? Essays on Life and Enlightenment
รายละเอียด : Why Were We Born? Essays on Life and Enlightenment
During Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's lifetime, men and women, lay and ordained, traveled from throughout the world to Suan Mokh, his monastery in sounthern Thailand, to hear him speak and to meditate under his guidance. With no sacrifice of profundity, Buddhadasa expressed the teachings of the Buddha with a simplicity and clarity that recovers for the very different world of ancient India. Why Were We Born? includes a representative selection of talks given over the span of his teaching career and to a wide variety of audiences. Brought together here for the first time, these talks range from "The Way to Buddadhamma" given in 1940 to traditional Thai Buddhists to "The Prison of Life" given in 1988 to an international group of meditators. Most of these selections have been newly translated for this volume and all have been significantly revised in consultation with the Thai originals, in hopes of presenting Buddhadasa's teachings as honestly and directly as possible.