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Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc.
Ven. Dr K. Sri Dhammanada
Buddhism as a Religion
Publication of the
Sasana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Society
Buddhist Maha Vihara,
123 Jalan Berhala,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1994 by the author
All rights reserved
Malaysian First Edition 1994
Published for Free Distribution
Cover design by
Chong Hong Choo
Infortrans Sdn. Bhd. P. J., Malaysia.
Syarikat Percetakan & Perniagaan Acme,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In conjunction with the Centenary Celebration of the Sasana Abhiwurdhi
Wardhana Society the Management Committee feels honoured to be able to
publish this book which is based on a Dhamma talk entitled “What is
Buddhism?”, delivered at the Buddhist Maha Vihara by the Most
Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayake Thera as part of a ten week
course on World Religions.
In brief the contents of this publication are a simple exposition of
Buddhism as a modern way of life by this highly qualified scholar who has
a special gift to interpret the Dhamma to people from every walk of life.
The Sasana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Society most humbly expresses its
gratitude and pays tribute to the most Venerable for his indefatigable
services in his exposition of the Dhamma and for rendering invaluable
services to the cause of Buddhism for more than 42 years in this country as
well as worldwide.
We are indeed proud to have been associated with someone of his calibre.
In conclusion, the Society wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Chief
Venerable, Mr Vijaya Samarawickrama for the editor) al work and to Mr
Ooi Chooi Seng for transcribing the talk from tape. Grateful thanks are also
due to Ms Chong Hong Choo, Messrs. Jimmy C. S Lim, Alex Perera, Quah
Swee Kheng, Eddy Yu Chen Lim and Bobby Sai for the invaluable services
rendered in the publication of this book.
May they be well and happy!
Manoris H. Albert
Sasana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Soci