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Buddhist Scriptures by Donald Lopez (ed.)

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 form 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.

This new edition contains many texts presented in English for the first time as well as new translations of some well-known works, and also includes an informative introduction and prefaces to each chapter by scholar of Buddhism Donald S. Lopez, with suggestions for further reading and a glossary.

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.


Format: Paperback | 608 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.4 | 514g

Publication Date: 13 May 2004

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

ISBN10: 014044758X

ISBN13: 9780140447583


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. The last two pages in the book have minor scuff marks and wrinkling around the edges. No missing pages.