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Buddhist Scriptures



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Author: Lopez, Donald
ISBN: 9780140447583
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2004
Pages: 608
Dimensions: 199mm x 129mm x 28mm
Format: Paperback / softback

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.