Author Yalith Wijesurendra Takes the Rational and Critical Approach On Buddhism

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New book explores the philosophy of Buddhism and provided answers to vital questions regarding this belief.

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“Wisdom is not a flower to be plucked. It is a mountain to be climbed and there is a wage to be paid.” Such were the wise words from Lord Buddha. Author Yalith Wijesurendra grew up questioning everything, including the Buddhist beliefs. He later read so much about Buddhism and sought answers from the Buddhist monks. In his new publication, “Buddhist Answers: For the Critical Questions”, he provides detailed answers for the critical and philosophical questions about this particular belief.

This book is a result of extreme hard work of the author, researching into the lengthy Tripitaka, the doctrine of Lord Buddha. Because of thorough rational approach, it takes presenting scientific evidence. Readers will be amazed to learn the 2500 years old teachings by Lord Buddha which gives detailed accurate explanations about cosmology, origin of life, biology etc. It explores the truth behind Buddhism and its philosophy. It also offers valuable teachings of Buddha which would be extremely helpful for them to live a trouble-free, peaceful and spiritually fulfilled lives. This book can address the debate between rationalist atheists and theist religious people, regarding science, reason, morality and religion.

Taking a rational critical approach, “Buddhist Answers: For the Critical Questions” answers various questions asked about Buddhism in a detailed, coherent manner. The author did his level best to avoid personal opinions and provide answers by directly referring to various discourses in Tripitaka. This book plays a vital role in the international propagation of Buddhism. Buddhist missionaries can also use it as a handbook to answer the various philosophical questions which they encounter.

Through this literary work, readers will be able to clarify their doubts and gain better knowledge about Buddhism while they practically apply its teachings in their lives.

This book was featured in the 2013 American Association of School Librarians in Hartford, Connecticut, last November 13-17, 2013.

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About the Author
Yalith Wasantha Manahara Wijesurendra is a Sri Lankan Buddhist scholar who has thoroughly studied and researched into the Theravadic Buddhist Tripitaka, the doctrine of Lord Buddha. He got his basic education at Mahinda College, Galle, and gained his LLB degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. He was called to the bar in 2011. Currently, he is practising as an attorney at law in Hultfsdorp courts, Colombo.

Buddhist Answers: For the Critical Questions * by Yalith Wijesurendra
A bridge from religion to science and reason
Publication Date: January 8, 2014
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 312 pages; 978-1-4836-8838-1
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 312 pages; 978-1-4836-8839-8
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4836-8840-4

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