The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom
With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara
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Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom by Edward Conze
Book DescriptionSome 2000 years ago Buddhism experienced a major reformation through a movement called the Mahayana, or "Great Vehicle," which dominated religious through in much of Asia for many centuries and still exerts considerable influence. The basic Mahayana texts, sermons ascribed to the Buddha and called "sutras" in Sanskrit, discussed the "perfect wisdom." The "Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom" took shape between 50 and 2000 A.D. in southern India during one of the most momentous outbursts of religious creativity in human history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520053212
(210mm x 140mm x 38mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 24-Jan-1985
Country of Publication: United States
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Buddhist Wisdom, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Edward Conze
Presents a definitive translation of The Diamond Sutra, one of the fundamental texts of Mahayana Buddhism, and The Heart Sutra, along with extensive commentary on the texts and the principles and practices of Buddhism. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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Author Biography - Edward Conze
Edward Conze (1904 - September 24, 1979) was an Anglo-German scholar best known for his pioneering translations of Buddhist texts.
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