Nyanaponika Thera

The Vision of Dhamma

The Vision of Dhamma

The distinguished German scholar-monk Nyanaponika Thera explains some of the core issues in the teachings of the Buddha in lucid and accessible language.

His “The Vision of Dhamma, an intuitive look into the real nature of existence,” is a modern “Guide for the Perplexed.” Nyanaponika incorporates a deep and rich knowledge of the recorded teachings of the Buddha with his native understanding of issues of importance to the modern Western mind in an exploration of topics such as Kamma (Karma), Nibbana (Nirvana), Devotion in Buddhism, and the Way to Freedom from Suffering.

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About Nyanaponika Thera

Nyanaponika Thera (Siegmund Feniger) was born on 21 July 1901 in Hanau, Germany. He came into contact with Buddhism early in his youth and left for Sri Lanka in 1936, where he was ordained as a novice and a year later as a monk by the famous German monk Nyanatiloka.

Interned in camps like Dehra Dun's in India, he worked intensively during the war years on translations of Pali texts. Not only as author of the now classic The Heart of Buddhist Meditation and of many other books and translations, but also as co-founder in 1958, editor and president of the Buddhist Publication Society he made a great contribution to the international dissemination of the Theravāda teachings. He died on October 19, 1994 in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276