Buddhist Scriptures – by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. (2004)

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.

About the Author: Donald S. Lopez, Jr., is a professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at the University of Michigan. His publications include The Story of Buddhism and, as editor, Buddhism in Practice.

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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Classics; First Edition (August 31, 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 608 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 014044758X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0140447583
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.78 x 5.04 x 1.09 inches

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