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  • The Buddhist Traditionby William Theodore de Bary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by... more...

  • Miracles of Book and Bodyby Charlotte Eubanks

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 85.00

    Miracles of Book and Body is the first book to explore the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts, and setsuwa , or "explanatory tales," used in sermons and collected in written compilations. For most of East Asia, Buddhist sutras were written in classical Chinese and inaccessible... more...

  • The British Discovery of Buddhismby Philip C. Almond

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. more...

  • Dhammapadaby John Ross Carter; Mahinda Palihawadana

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 5.99

    The Dhammapada is one of the most popular texts in the Buddhist Pali canon. It recalls the utterances of the Buddha himself, and is seen as an essential guide to those who wish to follow him on the path towards enlightenment. This book presents the first comprehensive edition of the Dhammapada, allowing readers a unique appreciation of the verses of... more...

  • Selected Writings of Han Yongunby Vladimir Tikhonov; Owen Miller

    BRILL 2008; US$ 77.00

    One of Korea?s most eminent Buddhists and political activists in the independence movement during the long years of Japan?s colonization of Korea, Han Yongun was a prolific writer and outstanding poet, known especially for his poetry collection The Silence of the Lover. This book concentrates on translations of his principal non-literary works. more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Juan Mascaro

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    The Dhammapada is a collection of aphorisms that illustrate the moral teachings of Buddha - the spiritual path to the supreme Truth. Probably compiled in the third century BCE, the verses are arranged according to theme, covering ideas such as self-possession, good and evil, watchfulness and endurance. Together they describe how an individual can attain... more...

  • The Lankavatara Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 19.99

    Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra , and following with The Platform Sutra , Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zen?s First Patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k?o, and told him everything he needed to... more...

  • Speaking for Buddhasby Richard F. Nance

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    As with many religious and philosophical traditions, Buddhist intellectual discourse owes its development to a dynamic interplay of primary source material and subsequent interpretation, yet until now Buddhist scholarship has neglected to privilege one crucial series of texts. Commentaries on Buddhist scripture, particularly the sutras, written by... more...

  • Head, Eyes, Flesh, Bloodby Reiko Ohnuma

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood is the first comprehensive study of a central narrative theme in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature: the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice during his previous lives as a bodhisattva. Conducting close readings of stories from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan literature written between the third century B.C.E. and... more...

  • The Dhammapadaby Unknown; F. Max Muller

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Whether you're a serious practitioner of Buddhism or someone who is interested in learning more about this ancient spiritual tradition, The Dhammapada offers a fascinating glimpse inside the Buddhist ethos. Comprised of verses attributed to the Buddha as well as commentary and parables, this sacred text is a must-read for those interested in one... more...