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This book on the Perfections is a study of the ten good qualities leading to Enlightenment: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, determination, loving-kindness, and equanimity. It shows when they are considered perfections and what hinders them. It shows the importance of developing them in daily life and how their cultivation is essential for the complete eradication of all defilements. Many quotes are used from the the original scriptures of Theravada Buddhism and for precision of understanding some Pali terms are used. The author is a prolific writer and broadcaster of Buddhist scriptures and has had several books published worldwide.

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Short Description This book on the Perfections is a study of the ten good qualities leading to Enlightenment: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, determination, loving-kindness, and equanimity. It shows when they are considered perfections and what hinders the

Table of Contents

Preface: Introduction: The Ten Perfections in Daily Life, Characteristic, Function, Manifestation and Proximate Cause of the Perfections: Chapter 1 The Perfection of Generosity: Chapter 2 The Perfection of Morality: Chapter 3: The Perfection of Renunciation: Chapter 4 The Perfection of Wisdom: Chapter 5 The Perfection of Energy: Chapter 6 The Perfection of Patience: Chapter 7 The Perfection of Truthfulness: Chapter 8 The Perfection of Determination: Chapter 9 The Perfection of Loving-kindness: Chapter 10 The Perfection of Equanimity: Epilogue: The Defilements of the Perfections: Glossary

Keywords abhidhamma; buddhism; mindfulness; meditation; vipassana; insight

Language English

Edition First edition

ISBN Complete: 1-897633-23-8

Publication Date: 1/4/2007

First published:

Page Count: 204

Book type Paperback, B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam

Thema Subject Category: QRFB1

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About the author

Name Boriharnwanaket, Sujin Role Author

Name: Gorkom, Nina Van Role: Translator

International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) Nina van Gorkom: 0000 0000 6398 0326

Biography

Sujin Boriharnwanaket, born 1927, is a Thai Vipassana and Abhidhamma teacher. She graduated from Triam Udom High School and has published numerous books and articles in Thai and English. She has also given lectures on radio throughout Thailand on a regular basis.

Nina van Gorkom was born in 1928 to a family of socialist intellectuals. Her father was a member of the Dutch parliament. She studied at Leyden University and during this time she became a Catholic. In 1952, she married Lodewijk van Gorkom, a Dutch diplomat.

In 1965, Lodewijk was posted to Thailand and Nina started learning the Thai language. She took a keen interest in Buddhism, attending classes for foreigners at Wat Mahathat. There she met, in the summer of 1966, Sujin Boriharnwanaket. Impressed by the profundity of the Buddhist teachings, she became convinced of the truth of the Buddha’s words and later assisted Khun Sujin in discussions about Buddhism for Thai radio stations. These talks were later published as Buddhism in Daily Life, her first book.

Nina and Lodewijk left Thailand in 1970 and lived in Japan, New York, Indonesia (where Lodewijk was the Dutch ambassador) and Austria. Lodewijk retired in 1990 and she now lives in The Hague in Holland.

Nina’s writings are well-known amongst English speaking Buddhists, and she is highly respected in Thailand where several of her books have been translated into the Thai language with (after many reprints) over one hundred thousand copies now. Her books have also been translated in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal, China, Vietnam and Germany.

Prior Work:

Sujin Boriharnwanaket

Answering Dhamma Questions, Adelaide: Adelaide Dhamma Study Group, 1977. The Development of Insight, Bangkok: Thailand: Abhidhamma foundation, 1979. Metta: Lovingkindness in Buddhism, Nina van Gorkom translation: Triple Gem, 1995. Taking Refuge in Buddhism, Nina van Gorkom translation: Zolag, 1996. Realities and concepts: the Buddha’s explanation of the world, Nina van Gorkom translation: Thailand: Dhamma Study and Support Foundation, 2000. A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas, Nina van Gorkom translation: Dhamma Study and Support Foundation, 2005 (Zolag 226). The Perfections Leading to Enlightenment, Nina van Gorkom translation: Zolag, 2007

Location Bangkok, Thailand.

Nina van Gorkom

Buddhism in Daily Life; The Buddha’s Path; Cetasikas; A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (translator); The Perfections Leading to Enlightenment; Lovingkindness in Buddhism; The Conditionality of life; The Buddhist Teaching on Physical Phenomena; Taking Refuge in Buddhism (translator); The World in the Buddhist Sense; Understanding Reality; Introduction to Abhidhamma; Abhidhamma in Daily Life.

Location: The Hague, Holland.