Buddhist Scriptures

Buddhist Scriptures


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While Buddhism has no central text comparable to the Bible or Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of the Buddha. In this rich anthology, eminent scholar Donald S. Lopez, Jr. brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from such languages as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese. There are tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of qualities and qualifications for a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of enlightenment. Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast and profound nature of the Buddhist tradition.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140447583
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 417,874
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.77(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donald S. Lopez, Jr., is a professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at the University of Michigan.

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