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  • Miracles of Book and Bodyby Charlotte Eubanks

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 57.95

    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$ 44.00

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

  • Dhammapadaby John Ross Carter; Mahinda Palihawadana

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • The Lankavatara Sutraby Red Pine

    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...

  • Two Treasuresby Thich Nhat Hanh

    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...

  • Speaking for Buddhasby Richard F. Nance

    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...

  • Head, Eyes, Flesh, Bloodby Reiko Ohnuma

    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...

  • Excursions into the Thought-World of the Pali Discoursesby Bhikkhu Analayo

    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...