after completing his theological studies, devoted himself to jurisprudence and chose the career of a judge. However, his interest in philosophical problems induced him to study Schopenhauer's works. His association with Carl Du Prel (1839-1899) whose Philosophy of mystics is a standard work, was also stimulating. The influence of Schopenhauer led him to indological studies. A special attention he devoted to the study of Pali where-with he came more into the attractive force of the Buddha-Dhamma. It was in 1915 that there came out The Doctrine of the Buddha; The Religion of Reason. In circles, which became acquainted with him professionally, he was characterized as 'Bavaria's most benevolent judge'. He wrote from an attitude acquired by his practical realization of the Dhamma. He was writing, as he often said - for himself. The last twelve years of his life he spent in the rural stillness at the Ammersee.
With the well known Indologist and philosopher Paul Deussen (1845-1919) - the early friend of Nietzsche - he was connected by friendship until death. It was together with Karl Seidenstucker (1876-1936) the famous Indologist that in 1921 he founded the 'Altbuddhistische Gemeinde', (Old Buddhist Community) Utting a.A.
(The text above is from the cover insert of the English edition of 'The Doctrine of the Buddha').
The Doctrine of the Buddha. The Religion of Reason and Meditation. 413 p., 3rd ed., Motilal Barnasidass, Delhi, 1982
Buddhist Wisdom. The Mystery of the Self. 2nd ed., 70p. Motilal Barnasidass, Delhi, 1982
Perennial Questions, 64 p,Motilal Barnasidass, Delhi, 1979
La Religion du Bouddha. La Religion de la Connaissance, 2nd ed., 306 p., Adrien Maisonneuve, Paris, 1982
La Sagesse du Bouddha. Le Mystere de Moi, 2nd ed., 125 p, P.Geuthner, Paris, 1931
Tue-giac cua Phat, 37 p, Saigon, 1964
Die Lehre des Buddho. Die Religion der Vernunft und der Meditation., 20. Aufl., 524 S., 1988
Die Wissenschaft des Buddhismus, 2. Aufl., 431 S., 1978
Der Buddhaweg fuer Dich, 2. Aufl., 248 S., 1974
Die Botschaft des Buddha, der Schluessel zur Unsterblichkeit, 2. Aufl., 86 S., 1975
Das Glueck, die Botschaft des Buddho, 4. Aufl. 184 S., 1979
Buddhistische Weisheit. Das Geheimnis des Ich, 126 S., 4.Aufl., 1979
Ewige Frage. Die Religioesen Grundprobleme und Ihre Loesung im indischen Geist., 4.Aufl., 83 S., 1975
Der Samsaro. Die Weltenirrfahrt der Wesen, 2.Aufl., 188 S., 1960
Buddhistische Meditationen, 2.Aufl., 396 S., 1962
Im Lichte des Meisters. Die Lehre des Buddha in Frage und Antwort., 3.Aufl., 210 S., 1986
Im Reiche der Buddhas. Buddhistische Lyrik. Gedichte. Band 1: 106 Seiten, 1977.
The address and phone number of the Altbuddhistische Gemeinde is available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.