The World of the Buddha
An Introduction to the Buddhist Literature
Edited by Lucien Stryk
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World of the Buddha by Lucien Stryk
Book DescriptionThis is a selection from among the most significant texts in the body of Buddhist literature, culled especially for readers who want a rich, varied, and comprehensive collection in one volume, and includes translations from Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Lao. For the benefit of the newcomer to Buddhism--and to facilitate the use of this volume in an academic context--the pieces are arranged in chronological order and each chapter is preceded by a separate commentary. In addition, there is a comprehensive description of life in India at the time of the Buddha and an outline of his life and mission.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802130952
(203mm x 133mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date: 18-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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