The Buddha speaks here and now
Author: Stanley Rice
The many existing translations of the Pali Canon all aim to refer the words of the Buddha as literally as possible, without considering that he was addressing people who lived and thought in a very different way from ours. On the contrary, the author of this volume proposes to present the canonical teachings in a language that is immediately understandable to the modern Western, faithfully following the spirit of the texts and at the same time demonstrating their immense value for the contemporary world. Thus, as in India 2500 years ago, the great questions faced by the Buddha are once again open to debate, research and verification in today's life. The topics covered are the two cornerstones of Buddhist thought: the nature of conditioning and the process of de-conditioning, a source of liberation.