World of the Buddha: An Introduction to Buddhist Literature

World of the Buddha: An Introduction to Buddhist Literature

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This is a selection from among the most significant texts in the body of Buddhist literature, culled especially for readers who want a rich, varied, and comprehensive collection in one volume, and includes translations from Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Lao. For the benefit of the newcomer to Buddhism—and to facilitate the use of this volume

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This is a selection from among the most significant texts in the body of Buddhist literature, culled especially for readers who want a rich, varied, and comprehensive collection in one volume, and includes translations from Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Lao. For the benefit of the newcomer to Buddhism—and to facilitate the use of this volume in an academic context—the pieces are arranged in chronological order and each chapter is preceded by a separate commentary. In addition, there is a comprehensive description of life in India at the time of the Buddha and an outline of his life and mission.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802130952
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/18/1994
Series:
Asian Religion and Philosophy Series
Edition description:
0
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,208,242
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.18(d)

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