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  • Stories of the Buddhaby Caroline A. F. Rhys Davids

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    One of the most important texts in the literature of Buddhism, this collection contains 47 stories that celebrate the previous lives of the Buddha, each offering fascinating insights into the mind and heart of Buddhism. Translated and edited by a distinguished Western scholar of Buddhism. more...

  • Gandhiby Mohandas Gandhi; Alastair Duncan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    This anthology of Gandhi's writings offers a revealing look at his life and philosophy, focusing on subjects of enduring interest ? rather than day-to-day political matters ? and the development of the philosophy of Satyagraha ? defense of and by the truth. This collection also features significant excerpts from the Mahatma's speeches, correspondence,... more...

  • The Theory and Practice of the Mandalaby Giuseppe Tucci

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Examines theory and practice of the mandala and how it's used to express the infinite possibilities of the human subconscious. Individual chapters consider the doctrinal basis of the mandala, the mandala as a means of reintegration, the symbolism of the mandala and its various parts, the liturgy of the mandala, and more. more...

  • Buddhist Mahayana Textsby E. B. Cowell; Francis A. Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 29.95

    Basic documents in Mahayana Buddhism, highly important in history of religions. The Buddha-karita of Asvaghosha, Larger Sukhavativyuha, more. more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95

    Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler. more...

  • The Ramayana and Mahabharata Condensed into English Verseby Romesh C. Dutt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Two great epics of the ancient Hindus offer a realistic image of Indian civilization and culture of India 3,000 years ago: the Ramayana , recounting the adventures of a banished prince, and the Mahabharata , based on the legends surrounding a war. Condensed version features selections linked with short notes. more...

  • A Buddhist Readerby Henry Clarke Warren

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 21.95

    This much-cited scholarly anthology of key Theravada Buddhist documents offers an excellent, accessible presentation of the vast range of Pâli Buddhist literature. Among the first English translations of Buddha's words. more...

  • Confucian Analects, The Great Learning & The Doctrine of the Meanby Confucius; James Legge

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Entire text of the Analects of Confucius in large, readable characters, and beneath this Legge's full translation, which has been accepted and the definitive, standard English version. Full chinese text, English translation on same page. more...

  • The Texts of Taoism, Part Iby James Legge

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Volume 1 of sacred writings of mystical Chinese religion reveal Tao, the way ? the key to living an obstacle-free life. Based on wu-wei, taking no unnatural action, it would make individual existence like the flow of water with no obstacles to impede. Famed Sinologist here offers standard English version of major Taoist writings. more...

  • The Upanishads, Part IIby F. Max Müller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Volume 2 of the definitive, scholarly English translation of one of the great religious and philosophical classics of the East. Included are the 12 classical upanishads: Chandogya, Kena, Aitareya, Kaushitaki, Isa, Katha, Mundaka, Taittiriyaka, Brhadaranyaka, Svetasvatara, Prasna, Maitriyana. Fully annotated with a 160-page introduction and analysis... more...