Buddhist Scriptures

Buddhist Scriptures

Book - 2004
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While Buddhism has no central text such as the Bible or the Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of Buddha. This rich anthology brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from languages such as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese. There are tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of the qualities and qualifications of a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of Enlightenment. Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast nature of the Buddhist tradition.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2004
ISBN: 9780140447583
014044758X
Characteristics: xlix, 556 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Lopez, Donald S. 1952-

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what a great controversy--that between the mahayanists, and the hinayanists. read the likes of d.t. suzuki, alan watts, and aldous huxley ( the perennial philosophy ), first.

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