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A Buddhist Bible (Sacred Books) - (Formatted & Optimized for Nook)
     

A Buddhist Bible (Sacred Books) - (Formatted & Optimized for Nook)

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by Dwight Goddard
 

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Indian types of ethical and philosophical Buddhism did not easily find acceptance in China; it took centuries of contact before a distinctively Chinese adaptation of Buddhism was effected that proved to be congenial to Chinese soil. This Chinese type of Buddhism is called Ch’an in China, and Zen in Japan, and Zen seems to be the more familiar name for it in

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Indian types of ethical and philosophical Buddhism did not easily find acceptance in China; it took centuries of contact before a distinctively Chinese adaptation of Buddhism was effected that proved to be congenial to Chinese soil. This Chinese type of Buddhism is called Ch’an in China, and Zen in Japan, and Zen seems to be the more familiar name for it in America and Europe. Other sects have risen and decreased but they proved to be more or less exotic, they never became indigenous as did Zen. An exception may be suspected in the case of the Pure Land Sects, but it should be remembered that the Pure Land Sects developed from Zen and not independently.

To tell the story of this adaptation of the Indian type of Buddhism until it became fixed in the teachings of the Sixth Patriarch, is the purpose of this book. The main part of the book is given over to English Versions of the favorite scriptures of the Zen Sect. To this is added Historical and Literary Introductions and a few notes that seem to be called for to make certain phases of the Sutras more easily intelligible.
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Product Details

BN ID:
2940012384003
Publisher:
Classic Century Works
Publication date:
04/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
792,422
File size:
163 KB

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Buddhist Bible 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Obijuan More than 1 year ago
Easy reading for an open mind and open heart.
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Sooooo fake jesus is lord and always is
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