A BUDDHIST BIBLE [NOOK Book]

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A Buddhist Bible
by Dwight Goddard

Dwight Goddard’s collection of translations of a cross-section of Buddhist traditions was a fundamental part of the importation of Buddhism into the USA and then, through the work of the Beat Poets that the book influenced, throughout the West as a whole.

Goddard had originally been an engineer but after ...
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A BUDDHIST BIBLE

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Overview

A Buddhist Bible
by Dwight Goddard

Dwight Goddard’s collection of translations of a cross-section of Buddhist traditions was a fundamental part of the importation of Buddhism into the USA and then, through the work of the Beat Poets that the book influenced, throughout the West as a whole.

Goddard had originally been an engineer but after his wife's death, when he was twenty-nine years old, he entered the Hartford Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1894 and was sent to China as a Congregational missionary. He was interested in non-Christian religions and as a result of this curiosity began to study various denominations of Buddhism.

In 1928, at the age of sixty-seven, Goddard encountered Japanese Zen Buddhism for the first time while in New York City. He was so impressed with it that he moved to Japan where he met D. T. Suzuki and studied for eight months with him at the Yamazaki Taiko Roshi of Shokoku Monastery in Kyoto.

His time spent in China and Japan made him feel that lay religious practice was not enough and would lead to worldly distractions and he decided to establish a male-only monastic movement named, 'the Followers of Buddha'.

It was situated on forty acres in southern California adjacent to the Santa Barbara National Forest and also on rural land in Thetford, Vermont. The religious 'followers' who participated in the fellowship commuted between the centers in a van, spending winters in California and summers in Vermont. The venture was short lived and closed due to lack of followers.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015526233
  • Publisher: Apps Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 915,957
  • File size: 503 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Excellent book. Just like other books, this book is meant for pe

    Excellent book. Just like other books, this book is meant for people to relate their problems and get involved in it (for instance, the Lord of the Rings). Unlike as the title states, it is not a 'holly book.' Nor is is meant for people to turn to another belief. Buddhism is purely a way of life, not a belief. It doesn't preach to believe in one entity, nor does it ask to read only one book. There was no such thing as 'you' or 'me'; nor was there such thing as religion in Buddhism until others came along and started nosing in and started spreading hate.

    Overall, a great book if you are willing to read it. Remember, it is purely a book like any other book that you might read. Nothing special here. Don't let people who can't spell or write properly stop you from reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2009

    Well done!

    This is just the text I was looking for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Nooooo

    Sooooo fake jesus is lord and always is

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    Excellent source of Buddhist Scripture

    Easy reading for an open mind and open heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Buddhists needd to accept Christ

    Top says all

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