Buddhist Texts Through the Ages


This is a new release of the original 1954 edition.

Covers the entire development of Buddhism through the ages;a collection of excerpts from all the important Buddhist scriptures.

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This is a new release of the original 1954 edition.

Covers the entire development of Buddhism through the ages;a collection of excerpts from all the important Buddhist scriptures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494084202
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing LLC
  • Publication date: 10/27/2013
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Conze (1904–1979) was an Anglo-German scholar best known for his pioneering translations of Buddhist texts.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Pt. 1 The Teaching of the Elders
The Samgha 17
The Order of Monks and Nuns 17
Skill in Means 33
Arahants 42
The Buddhist Apocalypse 45
The Dhamma 51
The Five Faculties Collectively 51
The Five Faculties Separately 52
Conditioned Genesis Collectively 65
Conditioned Genesis Separately 70
The Object of Wisdom 82
The Buddha and Tathagata 103
Pt. 2 The Mahayana
Basic Notions 119
Criticism of the Hinayana Position 119
The Bodhisattva 127
The Six Perfections 135
The Buddha 139
The New Wisdom School 146
The Perfection of Wisdom 146
Rahulabhadra 147
The Elusiveness of Perfect Wisdom 149
The Doctrine of Perfect Wisdom 152
Emptiness 158
The Buddhism of Faith 185
The Five Cardinal Virtues and the Definition of Faith 185
The Acts and Rewards of Devotion 186
The Objects of Devotion 190
The Pure Land 202
Yogacarins 207
Mind-Only 207
Twofold Egolessness and Emptiness 211
The Irreality of the World 212
The Buddha as the Basis of All 216
Pt. 3 The Tantras
The Tantras 221
The Cleansing of Thought 221
Supreme Enlightenment 221
Saraha's Treasury of Songs 224
The Attainment of the Realization of Wisdom and Means 240
The Fivefold Manifestation 249
An Evocation of Prajnaparamita 252
The Mandala Conceived Within 254
The Story of Tanti 255
Mila Repa and the Novices 257
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