Penguin Books Limited, Mar 25, 2004 - Religion - 556 pages
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 tales of the Buddha’s past lives, a discussion of the qualities and qualifications of a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of Enlightenment. Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast nature of the Buddhist tradition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - a1abwriter - LibraryThing
I showed this book to one of my Buddhist friends and he explained what the difference between "pure land" and "Zen" Buddhism. With that knowledge in hand, I re-read this book. I found that what we ... Read full review
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Interesting take on the basic beliefs. Read full review