The Eternal Legacy: An introduction to the canonical literature of Buddhism

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Brilliantly and concisely summarises the essence of core teachings such as the Jataka Tales, Samyutta-nikaya, Anguttara-nikaya, Diamond Sutra, White Lotus Sutra, Vimalakirt-nirdesa, Lankavatara Sutra, Sutra of Golden Light, Flower-Ornament Sutra, Perfection of Wisdom teachings, the Abhidharma and more. Also addresses the question of what actual constitutes Buddhism’s authentic canonical literature. This new edition includes a fresh preface by the author.

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The Eternal Legacy: An Introduction to the Canonical Literature of Buddhism

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Overview

Brilliantly and concisely summarises the essence of core teachings such as the Jataka Tales, Samyutta-nikaya, Anguttara-nikaya, Diamond Sutra, White Lotus Sutra, Vimalakirt-nirdesa, Lankavatara Sutra, Sutra of Golden Light, Flower-Ornament Sutra, Perfection of Wisdom teachings, the Abhidharma and more. Also addresses the question of what actual constitutes Buddhism’s authentic canonical literature. This new edition includes a fresh preface by the author.

Realizing that he was a Buddhist at age 16, Sangharakshita eventually spent 20 years in India. Returning to England, he established Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (1967); Western Buddhist Order (1968). Author of nearly 50 books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781899579587
  • Publisher: Windhorse Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,037,012
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.
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Table of Contents

About the Author ix
Preface to the First Edition xi
Preface to This Edition xv
1 Buddhism and Language 1
2 The Oral Tradition 8
3 The Monastic Code 18
4 The Dialogues 25
5 The Anthologies 33
6 The Jatakas and Avadanas / The Birth Stories and Glorious Deeds 51
7 The Fundamental Abhidharma 62
8 Transition to the Mahayana Sutras 86
9 The Saddharma-Pundarika / The White Lotus of the True Dharma 95
10 The Prajna-Paramita Sutras / The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras 122
11 The Vimalakirti and Sukhavati Sutras / The Exposition of Vimalakirti and the Happy Land Sutras 145
12 The Ratnakuta and Samadhi Sutras / The Jewel-Heap Sutras and the Samadhi Sutras 168
13 The Lankavatara Sutra 188
14 The Avatamsaka Sutra / The Flower-Ornament Sutra 205
15 The Nirvana and Suvarna-Prabhasa Sutras / The Nirvana Sutras and the Sutra of Golden Light 218
16 The Tantras 234
17 Collected Editions 239
18 Continuing Revelation 245
Afterword 252
Bibliography 261
Notes and References 271
Index 281
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