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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- 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