Francis Story

Francis Story

Francis Story

Francis Story (also known ans Anagarika Sugatananda,1910-1972) was born in England in 1910 and became acquainted with Buddhist teachings early in life.

For 25 years he lived in Asian countries — India, Burma, and Sri Lanka — where he deeply studied the Buddhist philosophy of life. With that background and endowed with a keen analytical mind, he produced a considerable body of writings, collected and published in three volumes by the Buddhist Publication Society.

Dimensions of Buddhist Thought
29-12-22
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Dimensions of Buddhist Thought

Francis Story

A volume of essays which shows the vital significance of Buddhism in the 20th century. This volume brings together the author's numerous contributions to BPS'

Foundations of Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths
29-12-22
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Foundations of Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths

Francis Story

Now these truths, as we shall see, are something quite different from the usual bases of religious belief; so different, in fact, that it has been questioned…

Gods and the Universe in Buddhist Perspective
29-12-22
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Gods and the Universe in Buddhist Perspective

Francis Story

One of the descriptive titles given to the Buddha is that of satthā-deva-manussānaṃ, the Teacher of Gods and Men. It is found in the earliest texts of the…

Last Days of the Buddha
28-12-22
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Last Days of the Buddha

Francis Story

On the stirring final journey of the Buddha, covering three months, he instructs his disciples on the elements needed to keep the Dhamma strong and stresses the…

Prayer and Worship
29-12-22
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Prayer and Worship

Francis Story

Prayer is a vehicle of desire, and desire is wedded to the deceptive idea of selfhood. The only safe wish is the wish to attain Nibbāna, the wish to strip away…

Rebirth as Doctrine and Experience
29-12-22
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Rebirth as Doctrine and Experience

Francis Story

Francis Story had a particular fascination with the memories of rebirth that he encountered in Burma. He wrote prolifically about his experiences and remains…

The Case for Rebirth
29-12-22
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The Case for Rebirth

Francis Story

The doctrine of reincarnation, the ceaseless round of rebirths, is not, as many people imagine, confined to Buddhism and Hinduism. It is found in some form or…