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The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism
The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism
by Kazuaki Tanahashi
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Preface and Acknowledgments Notes to the Reader I. The Heart Sutra Here and Now     A New Translation     Encountering the Enigma     Inspiration of the Sutra II. Story of the Sutra     ... (read more)

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The Dhammapada: Teachings of the Buddha (Shambhala Library)
The Dhammapada: Teachings of the Buddha (Shambhala Library)
by Gil Fronsdal
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<p class="MsoNormal">The Dhammapada is the most widely read Buddhist scripture in existence, enjoyed by both Buddhists and non-Buddhists. This classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism in <st1:country-region w:st="on... (read more)

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The Lotus Sutra
The Lotus Sutra
by Burton Watson
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Since its appearance in China in the third century, The Lotus Sutra has been regarded as one of the most illustrious scriptures in the Mahayana Buddhist canon. The object of intense veneration among generations of Buddhists in China, Korea, Japan, and... (read more)

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Introduction to the Lotus Sutra
Introduction to the Lotus Sutra
by Yoshiro Tamura
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The Lotus Sutra--one of the most popular Buddhist classics--is here accessibly introduced by one of its most eminent scholars. "Soon after entering university in December of 1943, I was sent to the front as a student soldier. I wondered if I were allowed... (read more)

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Buddhist Wisdom
Buddhist Wisdom
by Edward (edt) Conze
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A landmark publication when it first appeared in 1958, Buddhist Wisdom offered Western readers a unique combination of both The Diamond Sutra -- one of the cornerstone texts of Mahayana Buddhism -- and The Heart Sutra, perhaps the most important of all... (read more)

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Buddhist Scriptures (04 Edition)
Buddhist Scriptures (04 Edition)
by Donald Lopez
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A blueprint for a life of mindfulness, dedicated to the easing of suffering both for oneself and for others The story of Shakyamuni Buddhas epic journey to enlightenment is perhaps the most important narrative in the Buddhist tradition. Tenzin Ch&... (read more)

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The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng
by Red Pine
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The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Chan) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for... (read more)

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The Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra
The Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra
by Karl Brunnholzl
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The radical message of the Heart Sū tra, one of Buddhism's most famous texts, is a sweeping attack on everything we hold most dear: our troubles, the world as we know it, even the teachings of the Buddha himself. Several of the Buddha's followers... (read more)

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Buddhist Mahayana Texts
Buddhist Mahayana Texts
by E B Cowell
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Excellent translations of basic works in later Buddhism feature the Buddha-Karita of Asvaghosha, Larger and Smaller Sukhavati-vyuha, the Vagrakkhedika, the Larger and Smaller Pragna, and the Meditation Sutra of Amida Buddhism.... (read more)

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Diamond Sutra & the Sutra of Hui Neng
Diamond Sutra & the Sutra of Hui Neng
by A F Price
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The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like... (read more)

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Buddhist Scriptures
Buddhist Scriptures
by Edward Conze
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This selection of writings from the golden age of Buddhist literature (a.d. 100-400) focuses on texts intended for the layperson rather than for the monk and exhibits the humanity rather than the profundity of the scriptures. Passages from the... (read more)

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The Vimalakirti Sutra (Translations from the Asian Classics)
The Vimalakirti Sutra (Translations from the Asian Classics)
by Burton Watson
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Originally written in Sanskrit, this sutra is one of the most influential works in the Mahayana canon. This beautiful translation of Kumarajiva's popular Chinese version highlights the sutra's frequent touches of humor, the liveliness of its episodes... (read more)

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Wheel Series, #1: The Perfection of Wisdom
Wheel Series, #1: The Perfection of Wisdom
by Edward Conze
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The Buddhist Sutra "The Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines" and its verse summary. Translated and edited by Edward Conze.... (read more)

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Gandharan Buddhist Texts #06: Gandharan Avadanas: British Library Kharosthi Fragments 1-3 and 21 and Supplementary Fragments A-C
Gandharan Buddhist Texts #06: Gandharan Avadanas: British Library Kharosthi Fragments 1-3 and 21 and Supplementary Fragments A-C
by Timothy Lenz
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The Gandharan Buddhist Texts series presents editions, translations, and studies of the British Library's unique collection of Buddhist manuscripts in the Gandhari language, dating from the first century AD.-- Gandharan Avadanas features editions and... (read more)

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The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World
The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World
by Soeng Mu
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In this brilliant new translation and commentary on The Diamond Sutra--one of the sublime wisdom teachings of Mahayana Buddhism--Mu Soeng integrates this ancient wisdom teaching with current scientific and psychological thought. His clear and readable... (read more)

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Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma
Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma
by Kumarajiva
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This is a translation of a Buddhist scripture which was originally written in Sanskrit but is best known to Buddhists through Chinese versions. It is one of the most influential and popular texts of Maha?ya?na Buddhism. The work is famous and beloved... (read more)

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The Lankavatara Sutra: An Epitomized Version
The Lankavatara Sutra: An Epitomized Version
by Dwight Goddard
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The Lankavatara Sutra, according to tradition, contains the actual words of the Buddha spoken in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Nothing is known about its author, the time of its composition, or its original form. Scholars have tended to date the original... (read more)

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Dhammapada: The Path of Truth, the Buddha
Dhammapada: The Path of Truth, the Buddha
by A Maitreya
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For 2,500 years, The Dhammapada has been an essential Buddhist classic. Translated by Ananda Maitreya, the 100-year-old elder of Sri Lankan Buddhism. "Let us welcome this new translation of The Dhammapada, a simple and profound jewel of the Buddha's... (read more)

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Buddhist Texts Through the Ages
Buddhist Texts Through the Ages
by Edward Conze
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This unique anthology of Buddhist scripture traces the development of Buddhism through the ages, with translations from the original Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese.... (read more)

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The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-Neng (Shambhala Classics)
The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-Neng (Shambhala Classics)
by A. F. Price
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The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like... (read more)

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