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- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 8.99
The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, ranks among the classics of the world's great religious literature. Like all religious texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the Therev--acirc--;da school of the Buddhist tradition, adherents of which are now found primarily in Kampuchea, Laos, Sri Lanka,... more...
- Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99
Comprised of only 632 Chinese characters, the Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. Despite its brevity, this powerful work covers more of the Buddha?s teachings than any other scripture, and its influence is more profound and wide-reaching than any other text in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh?s translation and commentary is regarded as the most simple,... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 17.58
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...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 19.95
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...
- Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99
This compact volume contains two sutras, The Sutra on the Eight Realizations of Great Beings and its complementary text, The Discourse on Happiness. They explain in practical detail how to progress step-by-step towards the Buddhist ideals of simplicity, generosity, compassion, and enlightenment. The first sutra is comprised of eight essential subjects... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
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.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 59.99
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...
- Pariyatti Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99
For those who approach Buddhism as a system of mental development, this book is a reliable and accessible guide to understanding the significance of themes from the Pali discourses. Themes include grasping, right view, craving, passion, contemplation of feeling, happiness, and liberation. A rare combination of scholarly rigor and extensive meditation... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 119.99
The Historical Dictionary of Buddhism covers and clarifies Buddhist concepts, significant figures, movements, schools, places, activities, and periods. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries. more...