Buddhist Mahayana Texts

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Dover Publications, 1969 - Religion - 413 pages
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Excellent translations of basic works in later Buddhism feature the Buddha-Karita of Asvaghosha, concerning the life and teachings of the Buddha. Additional documents include the Larger and Smaller Sukhavati-vyuha, describing the Land of Bliss, the Vagrakkhedika, the Larger and Smaller Pragna, two kernel statements of the Mahayana, and the Meditation Sutra of Amida Buddhism.

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The vivid if extravagant descriptions of the paradises of the Mahayana tradition give a much more accurate idea of the traditional popular Buddhism in much of Asia than the abstract accounts and Zen stories which constitute most of what westerners know of Buddhism Read full review

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