The Essence of Buddha: The Path to Enlightenment

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The Essence of Buddha offers a contemporary interpretation of the way to enlightenment in simple and easy words, written by a highly revered Japanese spiritual leader, Ryuho Okawa. The fundamental tenets of the Buddhist understanding of life, such as the Eightfold Path, the Six Paramitas and the Laws of Causality are clearly explained in modern and accessible terms, along with the need for self-reflection, the nature of karma, the truth of reincarnation, and other teachings of the Buddha. The path towards enlightenment is an expansion of consciousness, moving from material concerns to an increased awareness of the unseen spiritual reality. This book will be a concise guidebook for beginners to adepts as a path to happiness through self-growth and contributing towards a better world.


The Journey to Enlightenment
The Eightfold Path
The Six Paramitas
The Concept of the Void
The Laws of Causality
The Philosophy of Human Perfection

From the Publisher

buddha, buddhism, enlightenment, spiritual, religion, happy science

buddha, buddhism, enlightenment, spiritual, religion, happy science

ryuho okawa; author; spiritual leader; teacher; visionary

ryuho okawa; author; spiritual leader; teacher; visionary

Ryuho Okawa

IRH Press, Okawa Books, publisher, press

IRH Press, Okawa Books, publisher, press

Books by Ryuho Okawa

Ryuho Okawa is World Teacher, Founder of Happy Science Group (a global utopian movement), and international best-selling author with a simple goal: to help people find true happiness and create a better world. Okawa’s deep compassion and sense of responsibility for the happiness of each individual have prompted him to publish over 2,750 titles of religious, spiritual, and self-development teachings. Okawa’s books have been translated in 31 languages and sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Live a life of meaning and purpose by following the Eightfold Path and discover true happiness.

Becoming one with Buddha.

In “The Essence of Buddha,” Ryuho Okawa explains the original teachings of the mind Shakyamuni Buddha taught in 2,600 years ago; how to attain inner happiness, wisdom to conquer ego, and a path to enlightenment, human perfection. Okawa imparts the contents of Buddha’s enlightenment in simple and accessible language for people in the contemporary era; a way of life that anyone can practice to achieve a lifelong self-growth, compassionate living, and true happiness.

The Story: Gautama Siddhartha’s inner struggle to enlightenment and how he became Shakyamuni Buddha
The Eightfold Path: a daily self-reflection practice guide for character improvement and live in the Middle Way, the righteous path
The Six Paramitas: a guide to spiritual discipline and altruistic living
The Void: a teaching to liberate soul from material constraints as well as a theory to bridge spirituality and physics
The Law of Causality: ‘what goes around comes around’ – our own fortune or misfortune always has its cause in the past and how it was tended
The Path to Enlightenment: with strong aspiration and tireless spiritual discipline, we can strive for human perfection as well as being compassionate to others

A guide to exploring the infinite potential of our mind from Buddha’s perspective.
Discover the practices that beget genuine enlightenment and improve your life.
The basics from the foundation of all activities. Discover how they ensure success.
Apply Buddha’s Eightfold Path in today’s world to make quality decisions in life.
Learn how to develop and use the power of Rojin to refine your soul and manage your life.
The incredible story of how Ryuho Okawa achieved enlightenment and Buddhahood.

Buddhism / Enlightenment
Buddhism / Enlightenment
Zen Buddhism / Enlightenment
Buddhism / Enlightenment
New Age / Buddhism
Religion / Self-growth

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Irh Press; Reprint edition (October 1, 2016)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1942125062
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1942125068
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.6 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.56 x 0.69 x 8.36 inches

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