Holiness, the Dalai Lama:
"I am often asked whether the teachings and techniques
of Buddhism continue to be relevant in the present day and
age. Like all religions, Buddhism addresses basic human problems.
So long as we continue to experience the basic human sufferings
of birth, disease, old age and death, there is no question
of whether it is relevant or not. Therefore, I welcome this
new English edition of Buddha-Dharma that presents a concise
and clear anthology of the Buddha's Teachings."
Thurman, Columbia University
"The New English edition of Buddha-Dharma is an excellent
assemblage of the understandings, sayings and doings of Shakyamuni
Buddha, drawn in a non-sectarian way from both Theravada and
Mahayana sources. Reading this book gives one a good introduction
to the world of this great enlightened person and his followers
--- it is a kind of experience of meeting the Buddha, listening
to his Dharma (teaching) and associating with his Sangha (community).
I warmly recommend it."
Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Abbot, Zen Center of Los Angeles
"Due to the generous vows of Rev. Yehan Numata, the life
and teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni are further disseminated
to all seekers of the Awakened Life. In reading this volume,
which draws upon sources from both the Theravada and Mahayana
traditions, you will find yourself in the midst of the historical
Buddha's lively assembly. And you will recognize your own life
in the essential humanity of those who practice this intimate
Dharma. This volume is an excellent and appealing introduction
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Shambhala Publications
"The world of English-speaking readers owes deep respect
and gratitude to the late Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata. It is quite
admirable that he dedicated a considerable percentage of his
company's profits to the noble cause of propagating the teachings
of the Buddha. Along with his grand project of translating
and publishing the Taisho Tripitaka in English, Buddha-Dharma
is an important part of his selfless legacy. This book is an
excellent anthology of Buddhist teachings that will be beneficial
for all that would like to deepen their understanding."
Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer
"This gathering of texts called Buddha-Dharma presents
just that, the life and actual teachings of the historical
Buddha, Shakyamuni. The greater part of it covers the years
of Shakyamuni's teaching. The account that emerges is inspiring,
in its very humanity --- that the earnest (and sometimes skeptical)
laypeople, Bhikkus, and Bhikkunis, were vivid people from all
walks of life. The Great Teacher himself is constant, profound,
patient, sweet and occasionally vexed by his complicated followers.
This is truly the source-story of Buddhism. It takes us back
to the roots, which are perennial and incredibly deep, and
all the stronger for their familiar quirkiness. This is our
own story, to be lived in and by, in a clear and handy volume."
Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Smith College
"A much needed, comprehensive presentation of the basic
teachings of Buddhism, including important Theravada and Mahayana
scriptures. Well organized and very readable, this book should
appeal to readers who seek to gain an overview of the Buddhist
tradition. Perhaps the closest thing to a Buddhist Bible at