A Buddhist Bible

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Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha (Pali/Sanskrit "the awakened one"). The Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent some time between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as...

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Overview

This is a professionally edited and typed version of the classic book, NOT a blurred facsimilie of the book.

Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha (Pali/Sanskrit "the awakened one"). The Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent some time between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering (or dukkha), achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463643072
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/23/2011
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 490,351
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Editor's Preface
Selections from Pali Sources
The Historic Buddha, Narasu 3
The Word of the Buddha, Nyanatiloka 22
Tevigga Sutta, Rhys-Davids 61
118th Discourse, Chao Kung 73
Selections from Sanskrit Sources
Maha-Prajna-Paramita-Hridaya, Goddard 85
The Diamond Sutra, Wai-tao 87
The Surangama Sutra, Wai-tao 108
Lankavatara Scripture, Suzuki and Goddard 277
The Awakening of Faith, Wai-tao 357
Selections from Chinese Sources
Tao-teh-king, Wai-tao 407
Dhyana for Beginners, Wai-tao 437
Sutra Spoken by the Sixth Patriarch, Wong Mou-lam 497
Selections from Tibetan Sources
The Life and Hymns of Milarepa, Evans-Wentz 561
The Supreme Path, Evans-Wentz 600
Selections from Modern Sources
Homeless Brothers, Yamabe 625
Practising the Seventh Stage, Goddard 634
Summary of Buddha's Dharma 615
Appendix 659
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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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2009

    Well done!

    This is just the text I was looking for.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Buddhists needd to accept Christ

    Top says all

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