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ISBN:
014044758X
Author:
Donald Lopez
Category:
Christian Living
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (August 31, 2004)
Pages:
556 pages
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Imprint: Penguin Classics.

Imprint: Penguin Classics. Published: 25/03/2004. He is the author of Buddhism (Penguin, 2000, r/i 2002) and Modern Buddhism (Penguin, 2002). For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

Publisher: Penguin Classics. Pages: 600. ISBN 13: 9781101488195. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Donald S. Lopez, J. is a professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at the University of Michigan. ▲. Have a question about this product? Ask us here. Find Related Products.

He is the author of Buddhism (Penguin, 2000, r/i 2002) and Modern Buddhism (Penguin, 2002).

Buddhist Scriptures book. Paperback, Penguin Classics, 556 pages. Published August 31st 2004 by Penguin Classics (first published July 30th 1959).

It is perhaps fitting to begin with a brief consideration of these two words, beginning with the second, and less difficult

Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England. Penguin Putnam In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA. Penguin Books Australia Ltd, 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia. It is perhaps fitting to begin with a brief consideration of these two words, beginning with the second, and less difficult. Buddhism, like the other religions of ancient India, began as an oral tradition and developed without written texts for the first centuries after the death of the Buddha.

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. 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

item 1 Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Classics), Donald Lopez, Good Condition Book, ISBN -Buddhist Scriptures .

item 1 Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Classics), Donald Lopez, Good Condition Book, ISBN -Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Classics), Donald Lopez, Good Condition Book, ISBN. item 2 Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Classics) by Lopez, Donald -Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Classics) by Lopez, Donald. Country of Publication.

While Buddhism has no central text comparable to the Bible or Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of the Buddha. In this rich anthology, eminent scholar Donald S. Lopez, Jr. brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from such languages as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese. There are tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of qualities and qualifications for a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of enlightenment. Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast and profound nature of the Buddhist tradition.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
  • Pad
Great read
  • Debeme
DO NOT buy this text! The scriptures are not organized in anywhere near the intuitive fashion as the Conze version, and it is missing a whole host of sutras, most notably, EVERYTHING about the conversations between King Milinda, and the Bodhisattva, Nagasena, which are absolutely critical in any study of Buddhism. Lopez's rambling and unhelpful inter-locutions throughout the text are distracting and unhelpful, and really break up the blow of what little original text he didn't butcher. Seriously, buy the 1959 edition by Conze and you will be much happier.
  • Ishnsius
Well written and comprehensive text. Purchased it used and it arrived in record time and was in the condition expected. Good value and excellent reading for students of Buddhism, or for anyone simply interested in Buddhism.
  • Vinainl
This book is a nice collection of Buddhist stories, chants, and prayers. This is a nice fit on the book shelf.
  • Tegore
Perfect
  • Uaha
This is a very useful anthology for students of Buddhism. In addition to highly readable translations of selected ancient texts filled with descriptions and advice; it also includes many instructive fables and tales, including "Maitreya describes the Future" and "A King gives away his Head."

Of particular note is the predecessor to the biblical story of the loaves and fishes -- it is the story of how a single portion of alms fed 84,000 sravakas and 12,000 bodhisattvas, and still the food did not run out. hmmmm, sound familiar?
  • Daiktilar
According to many scholars, the amount of Buddhist literature is vast. It would be impossible to present all of it in one volume. But Dr. Lopez has presented a plausibly representative sample of Buddhist literature, with very helpful commentaries preceding each selection. The collection is quite revealing to a Western reader like myself, in that it shows the implausible, supernaturalistic nature of much Buddhist literature. Nevertheless it is good background information for anyone who wants to study more modern or Western-friendly Buddhism, like Zen. It is not surprising that Zen practitioners dismiss many Buddhist writings as irrelevant or unimportant. Zen considers lengthy, repetative sutras and philosophical treatises to be merely fingers pointing at the moon, which should not be mistaken for the moon itself.
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