Original Buddhist Sources: A Reader / Edition 1

Original Buddhist Sources: A Reader / Edition 1

by Carl Olson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813535646

ISBN-13: 9780813535647

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Bringing together essential materials on the origins and development of Buddhist traditions from India, Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, and Japan, this anthology provides the broadest selection of primary source Buddhist literature available to date.

The volume is divided into two major parts: Theravada and Mahayana forms of Buddhism. The first section presents

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Bringing together essential materials on the origins and development of Buddhist traditions from India, Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, and Japan, this anthology provides the broadest selection of primary source Buddhist literature available to date.

The volume is divided into two major parts: Theravada and Mahayana forms of Buddhism. The first section presents selections that explore major themes in Buddhist thought such as causality, Four Noble Truths, the doctrine of non-self, nibbana, meditation, and ethics, as well as literature about monastic life and regulations, women, and hagiography.

The second part includes selections from so-called wisdom literature and texts that represent the three major schools of Mahayana Buddhism: Pure Land, Madhyamika, and Yogacara. Selections also include sources from some of the major Chinese Buddhist schools such as Hua-yen, T'ien T'ai, Pure Land, and Ch'an. Readings by thinkers such as Tantric Buddhist reformer Tsong Khapa, Pure Land leaders Honen, Shinran, and Nichiren, as well as Zen Buddhists Dogen and Hakuin provide a perspective on regional and national traditions.

In addition to the general introduction, each major section is introduced by an essay that places the selections within the context of Buddhist history. This comprehensive reader stands on its own as an indispensable anthology of original textual sources for courses in Buddhism, while also serving as a companion volume to the text The Different Paths of Buddhism: A Narrative-Historical Introduction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813535647
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,062,020
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. ISelections from the Theravada tradition9
1Jataka tales (former lives of the Buddha)17
2Life of the Buddha26
3Teachings of the Buddha : causality38
4Teachings of the Buddha : four noble truths46
5Teachings of the Buddha : non-self55
6Teachings of the Buddha : Nibbana60
7Teachings of the Buddha : meditation69
8Teachings of the Buddha : ethical issues and virtues81
9Monastic life and regulations96
10The feminine thread in Theravada Buddhism109
11Theravada hagiographic literature124
Pt. IISelections from the Mahayana tradition137
12Prajnaparamita literature163
13Maharatnakuta Sutra171
14The true lion's roar of Queen Srimala178
15Pure land Sutra189
16Mahayana school of thought : Madhyamika198
17Mahayana school of thought : Yogacara213
18Tibetan Buddhist tradition225
19Chinese Buddhist tradition265
20Japanese Buddhist tradition308
21Mahayana hagiographic literature358
22The feminine thread in Mahayana literature371

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