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  • Buddha, The Wordby Nyanatiloka

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    Buddha, The Word discusses the teachings of Guatama Buddha. The Four Noble Truths teach that suffering is inherent in life, but that through acknowledging the origins of suffering and following the Eightfold Path, suffering can be ceased. The Eightfold path teaches how understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration... more...

  • Buddhist Scripturesby Donald Lopez

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    While Buddhism has no central text such as the Bible or the Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of Buddha. This rich anthology brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from languages such as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese. There are... more...

  • Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Peaceby Olivier Urbain

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Who is Daisaku Ikeda? At one level, he is the leader of a religious movement - Soka Gakkai - which began in Japan, where it still has its headquarters, but which now claims 12 million adherents around the world. At another level, he is a globetrotting figure whose formal conversations with diverse writers, thinkers and diplomats - including Arnold... more...

  • Der Buddha und der ?Andere?by Caroline Widmer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 113.56

    Als wahrscheinlich älteste vollständige Überlieferung des Buddhismus reflektiert der Pali-Kanon in literarisch-narrativer Form die Auseinandersetzung mit religiös ?Anderen? aus emischer Perspektive. Die Suttas berichten nicht nur, wie der Buddha Mitglieder seines Ordens belehrt, sondern auch, wie er Vertretern anderer religiöser Gruppierungen begegnet... more...

  • Der Buddhismusby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 8.46

    Der Buddhismus ist seit mehr als zweitausend Jahren eine der großen geistigen Bewegungen in den Kulturen Asiens und übt heute weltweit eine ungebrochene Faszination aus. Das Buch stellt den Buddhismus in seiner historischen Entwicklung und vielfältigen Auffächerung dar und endet mit der Aufnahme des Buddhismus in der westlichen Welt.   Biographische... more...

  • Leben in der Kraft der Ritualeby Regina von Brück; Michael von Brück

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 17.59

    Regina und Michael von Brück zeigen in ihrem neuen Buch, wie Rituale das Leben strukturieren und in einen größeren Sinnzusammenhang stellen. Während der letzten dreißig Jahre haben die Autoren immer wieder den Gnanananda Ashram in Indien besucht, an den dortigen Ritualen teilgenommen und Gespräche mit dem spirituellen Lehrer, Swami Nityananda Giri,... more...

  • The Path of Lightby L. D. Barnett

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 6.99

    The Path of Light is Barnett's 1909 translation of an important text to Mahayana Buddhism. It is the treatise of the Bodhicharyavatara of Santideva--part of the Wisdom of the East series. Barnett gives a detailed introduction to Mahayana Buddhism and its significance. more...

  • Wisdom of the Eastby Shinran Shonin; S. Yamabe; L. Adams Beck

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    Buddhism passed into Japan from China and Korea about 1320 years ago, in or about the year A.D. 552. It adapted itself with perfect comprehension to the ideals of the Japanese people, inculcating among them the teachings of morality common to the great faiths with, in addition, the spiritual unction, the passion of love and sympathy, self-devotion,... more...

  • The A to Z of Sikhismby W. H. McLeod

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    This reference provides a chronology of events, a brief introduction that gives a general overview of the religion, and a dictionary with several hundred entries, which present the gurus and other leaders, trace the rather complex history, expound some of the precepts and concepts, describe many of the rites and rituals, and explain the meaning of... more...

  • Basic Buddhismby Huai-Chin Nan

    Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 18.95

    Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is... more...