The Buddha’s Teachings on Prosperity

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“This is a very important book.”—Bhante Gunaratana


At Home, At Work, In the World

Bhikkhu Basnagoda Rahula Arthur C. Clarke

Money and investing. Family. Relationships. Work and business. Sex. What could the Buddha tell us about such worldly concerns? More than you might think—and you’ll find it all here. Some of it might well surprise you. All of it will guide you toward a more prosperous, more fulfilling, and truly happier way of life.

The Buddha had an unusually keen insight into what people with everyday concerns need to know, and The Buddha’s Teachings on Prosperity delivers the actual teachings that he gave to all those many people he encountered who were not monks or nuns-or even, meditators. This is practical advice on the important stuff of life, those things nearly all of us must deal with in order to enjoy a meaningful, lasting happiness:

  • Taking care of children and aging parents
  • Providing for our families
  • Working with employees and business partners
  • Finding and maintaining love relationships and marital partnerships
  • Making responsible, ethical financial decisions
  • Cultivating the best in your personality

These very do-able practices are specifically for those who can’t or (for whatever reason) won’t be devoting their lives to meditation or any kind of religious teaching—but who nonetheless wish to minimize their suffering, maximize their joy, and help create a better world.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9780861715473
about the author
The Buddha’s Teachings on Prosperity

Bhikkhu Basnagoda Rahula, PhD, was born in Sri Lanka and became a Buddhist monk in childhood. He holds a Master's Degree in literature, and a doctorate in English. He serves the congregation at the Houston Buddhist Vihara, and teaches English at the University of Houston. He lives in Texas.

The Buddha’s Teachings on Prosperity

Sir Arthur C. Clarke is the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and many other award-winning books of science fiction and fact.

He wrote the foreword to The Buddha’s Teachings on Prosperity.

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