A Buddhist Bible

A Buddhist Bible

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by Dwight Goddard
     
 

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2010 Facsimile of the 1932 Edition. Goddard compiled a collection of favorite texts of the Zen Sect of Buddhism. Includes a History of Zen Buddhism, Self-Realization of Noble Wisdom, The Diamond Sutra, The Prajna Paramita Sutra, the Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch. Edited and interpreted by Dwight Goddard.

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2010 Facsimile of the 1932 Edition. Goddard compiled a collection of favorite texts of the Zen Sect of Buddhism. Includes a History of Zen Buddhism, Self-Realization of Noble Wisdom, The Diamond Sutra, The Prajna Paramita Sutra, the Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch. Edited and interpreted by Dwight Goddard.

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This is the book that introduced Jack Kerouac to Buddhism. Originally published in 1932 and then republished in its present, enlarged form in 1938, this edition contains a fine new introduction by Robert Aitken and covers a wide selection of readings from Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, and modern sources intended to provide the reader with a foundation in classical Buddhist thought. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807059517
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Beacon Paperback 357--Religion
Pages:
677

Meet the Author

Donald S. Lopez, Jr. is professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at the University of Michigan. His most recent books are The Story of Buddhism: A Concise Guide to Its History and Teachings and Prisoners of Shangri-La.

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Buddhist Bible 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Obijuan More than 1 year ago
Easy reading for an open mind and open heart.
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This is just the text I was looking for.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooo fake jesus is lord and always is
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