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Meeting the Great Bliss Queen
Meeting the Great Bliss Queen
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Anne Carolyn Klein
  • Cover : Hardocer
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2009
  • Pages : 307
  • Weight : 550 gm.
  • Size : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120834046
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120834040
DESCRIPTION:
Despite the daunting barriers of geography and language that separate them, Buddhism and contemporary feminism have much to say to each other. Buddhist practices such as mindfulness (in which calm centering and keen awareness of change coexist) and compassion (in which the self is recognized as both powerful in itself and interdependently connected with all others) can be important resources for contemporary women, while feminism can expand the traditional horizons of Buddhist concerns to include social, historical and psychological issues. The image and ritual of the Great Bliss Queen, an important Buddhist figure of enlightenment from the unifying theme of the book, modeling the practices and theory that can assist each of us being at one with ourselves and fully engaged with others.
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Esoteric Buddhism
Esoteric Buddhism
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
  • By : A.P. Sinnett
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2008
  • Pages : 212
  • Weight : 450 gm.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8170595436
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170595434
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This book was published in 1883 and probably constituted the earliest sketch of esoteric teachings given in plain language. 'Karma' and 'Reincarnation' and other such terms, almost unknown in the west, thereafter came to be used in literary and theological circles

The author candidly acknowledges that it was the 'favour' (of the Adepts) rather than 'effort' on his part that helped the writing of the book. He received teachings from great Spiritual Teachers or Mahatmas through Madame Blavatsky.

The book gives occult details concerning the Universe and its planets, going beyond the material world.

Along with The Occult World, which preceded, and The Growth of the Soul, which followed it, the present book is a study as envisaged in the Third Object of the Theosophical Society, 'To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man'.

The title is somewhat misleading as the book does not refer directly to the teachings given by the Buddha.
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The Buddhist Catechism
The Buddhist Catechism
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  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
  • By : Henry Steel Olcott
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2007
  • Pages : 116
  • Weight : 180 gm.
  • Size : 6 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8170590272
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170590279
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Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Full Circle Publishing
  • By : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1997
  • Pages : 599
  • Weight : 600 gm
  • Size : 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.4 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8121606756
  • ISBN-13: 978-8121606752
DESCRIPTION:
About The Book

Old path white clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat hand in his inimitable beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old path white clouds is a classic of religious literature.
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Siksa Samuccaya: A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine
Siksa Samuccaya: A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Santideva
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2000
  • Pages : 328
  • Weight : 450 gm
  • Size : 8 x 10 x 1.8 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120816331
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120816336
DESCRIPTION:
The book is a compendium of Buddhist Doctrine preserved in the schools of the Great Vehicle - Mahayana. It presents the code of righteous conduct for the enlightenment of the aspirant. It embodies instructions for the accumulation of six perfections , viz. Liberality, Morality, Patience, Manliness, Meditation and Widsom. The translation is authentic and authoritative. The book is interesting and instructive. There is also an alphabetical index of quoted works and a general index.
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Where the Buddha Walked: A Companion to Buddhist Places in India
Where the Buddha Walked: A Companion to Buddhist Places in India
Specification:
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • By : Rana P.B. Singh
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Edition : 2003
  • Pages : 303
  • Weight : 550 g.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10 : 8186569367
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569368
  • Product Code : BK14273


Description:

This book is the first attempt to describe all the fifteen places with which the Buddha had direct association. Narration of each of these places accounts the mythology, legend, Jataka tales, cultural history, archaeology, field studies and general information. The book is illustrated with 55 photographs and 55 maps and figures, and also contains a description of the main link stations like Varanasi, Allahabad and Gorakhpur. Nearby sites for excursion are also described in the context.
The sequence of the fifteen Buddhist places follows the life cycle and the journeys performed by the Buddha as narrated in the Jatakas and the Tripitaka. Accordingly, the Buddha was born (563 bce) in the garden of Lumbini (1), passed his first 29 years (563-533 bce) in the royal palaces of Kapilavastu (2) and, after abandoning his home and family he ultimately reached Bodh-Gaya (3), where he achieved enlightenment at the age of 35 (528 bce). He did arduous austerities in Gaya (4), then he proceeded to give his first preaching at Sarnath (5) in 529 bce. After this important event, known as “the turning of the wheel of Dharma”, he returned to Bodh-Gaya. After visiting Rajagriha and Nalanda, he very frequently visited Shravasti (6), where he stayed during 24 rainy seasons, performing miracles and gaving sermons. During the 6th (522 bce) and 9th years (519 bce) after enlightenment he stayed at Kaushambi (7). While returning to Bodh-Gaya, to fulfil his promise to King Bimbisara (c. 543-491 bce) he paid a visit to Rajagriha (8) together with a thousand monks of his new order, and gave sermons there. On the request of his two chief disciples Sariputta and Moggallana, the Buddha visited Nalanda (9) several times. Thereafter, the Lord proceeded to Vaishali (10), the capital city of the Lichchhavis, where he gave his last detailed sermons and re-interpreted several of his teachings. Before his final march he stopped at the bank of the Ganga River in Patna (11), in a place called today as Gautama Ghat. While making his final march he stayed a couple of nights at Kesariya (12), followed by his final arrival at Kushinagar (13) where he passed away at the age of eighty (c. 483 bce). In the same year he descended from heaven at Sankisa (14) and gave his final preaching there. Mathura (15) was also visited by the Buddha occasionally, and later developed as the major centre of the Buddhist art and sculpture in the Maurya period.

About the Author

The author, Rana P.B. Singh is Professor of Cultural Geography at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and Founding President of the Society of Heritage Planning and Environmental Health, and also of the Society of Pilgrimage Studies. He has been involved in studying, performing and promoting pilgrimages and eco-tourism for the last two decades as a consultant, project director, collaborator, pilgrimage organiser and a wanderer.


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    Hevajra Tantram
    Hevajra Tantram
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    • Publisher : Indica Books
    • By : Kashinath Nyaupane
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Edition : October 1, 2012
    • Pages : 112
    • Weight : 120 gm.
    • Size : 6.9 x 4.7 x 0.3 inches
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8186117118
      ISBN-10 : 8186117113
    • Product Code : BK14200
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    A Buddhist Spectrum (by Marco Pallis) Paperback
    A Buddhist Spectrum (by Marco Pallis) Paperback
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    • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
    • Edition : 2006
    • Pages : 219
    • Weight : .
    • Size : 
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Auther : Marco Pallis
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-13: 978-8186569597
      ASIN: 81865695969
    • SKU: BK14174
    Description:


    "“Marco Pallis was at once an incomparable authority on Buddhism, especially in its Tibetan form, a defender and protector of the Tibetan tradition in the West since the tragedies of 1951, a lover of nature and a mountain climber who first encountered Tibetan Buddhism while climbing Himalayan peaks in the 1920s, a profound student of other religions, especially Christianity, and a very accomplished musician. All of these concerns of Pallis are reflected in A Buddhist Spectrum, whose themes are woven together by the principles of tradition and, more particularly, by Buddhism. It is a Buddhist work on both religion as such and religions in their multiplicity, presented in a contemporary but traditional language. A major characteristic of the book is that it is concerned with the reality of Buddhism and not just a theoretical analysis of its ideas. A Buddhist Spectrum is a wise book while being thoroughly reliable from a scholarly point of view.
    A Buddhist Spectrum is at once one of the most readable works on Buddhism and a major work on comparative religion and living spirituality. It is the fruit of the thoughts and meditations of a man whose authoritative exposition during several decades of religious questions in general and Buddhism in particular, especially in its Tibetan form, have had a profound influence upon many scholars and practitioners of religion in both East and West.”
    —Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University
    “For insight, and the beauty insight requires if it is to be effective, I find no writer on Buddhism surpassing him.”
    – Huston Smith, Univesity of California Berkaley"

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    Heart of Wisdom
    Heart of Wisdom
    Description:

    An understanding of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, lies at the heart of Buddhist view and practice. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha's teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality. In this explanation of the Sutra, Geshe Kelsang reveals its explicit and implicit meanings, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that lead to full enlightenment. He also explains how an initial understanding of emptiness can be used in conjunction with the Sutra to overcome both internal and external obstacles to our happiness.

    About the Author
    Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our contemporary life. He has also founded over 300 Centres throughout the world for the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    Review
    'An excellent book... for the serious student of Buddhism a better book would be hard to come across'. - The Middle Way 'Geshe Kelsang's introduction is both excellent and comprehensive'. - North American Board for East West Dialogue --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    Specification:
    • Product Code: BK11579
    • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition : January 1, 2006
    • Pages : 198
    • Weight : 300 gm.
    • Size : 0.5 x 5.6 x 8.7 inches
    • Cover : paperback
    • Auther : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    • Language : English
    • ISBN: 8120817281, 978-8120817289
    $19.70 $23
    Vijnapti-Matrata-Siddhi : 3 Vol. Set
    Vijnapti-Matrata-Siddhi : 3 Vol. Set
    Description:

    The Cheng weishi lun (=CWSL; T.1585), purporting to be a composite commentary on Vasubandhu's Trimsika Vijnaptimatratasiddhi, is a translation-compilation by Xuanzang (600-664 CE). with the assistance of his pupil Kuiji (632-682 CE). Xuanzang's main mission in this endeavour appears to be twofold: (i) the establishment and elucidation of the thesis of vijnaptimatra, and this predominantly on the basis of Dharmapala-Silabhadra's expositions; (ii) the harmonization of the earlier yogacara doctrinal interpretations, and in so doing also the definitive establishment of the superiority of the Mahayana bodhisattva ideal. The CWSL may be said to be one of the most precious gems in the whole of the Chinese Tripitaka. In the preface to his Shuji, Kuiji eulogizes the CWSL thus: This treatise purifies true cognition. Its expositions include the provisional as well as the ultimate teachings, going far beyond the early teachings of the historical Buddha. Its doctrines penetrate into the subtlest. They catch hold of the Prajnaparamita tenets and ride on their colourful brilliance. The treatise summarizes the essential teachings of the sutras, seeking out their hidden teachings and assimilating their purposes. It further incorporates the best of all the sastras, gathering up the most wonderful. The CWSL is a compilation containing the ten individual commentaries on Vasubandhu's Trimsika by 1. Dharmapala; 2. Gunamati; 3. Sthiramati; 4. Bandhusri; 5. Nanda; 6. Suddhacandra; 7. Citrabhanu; 8. Visesamitra; 9. Jinaputra and 10. Jnanacandra which are herewith collected together and translated in detail in a single text.

    About the Author
    XUANZANG (600 664) is one of the most illustrious figures in the history of scholastic Chinese Buddhism. In the Cheng weishi lun, completed in 659, Xuanzang presents Vasubandhu s Tri?sika in the context of its Indian commentaries and on the background of Yogacara works such as the Yogacarabhumi, Dasabhumi and bhidharmasamuccaya. Xuanzang had brought these and many other texts back to China in 645 after studying in India for fifteen years. He subsequently translated seventy-five works, making him the most productive of all Chinese translators from the Sanskrit, and by completing what Bodhiruci/Ratnamati and Paramartha had started out, he was the first to make the Yogacara systematically available in China. VASUBANDHU (ca. 350 430 A.D.) was born in Puru?apura in Gandhara and is, next to his half-brother Asa?ga (ca. 330 405 A.D.), the most famous personage of the Yogacara school. He originally belonged to the Sravakayana school of the Sarvastivadins and had already made a name for himself through the composition of numerous treatises when he was won over to the Mahayana by Asanga, sometime in his forties. Vasubandhu counts as the great systematizer of Buddhism and is one of the six great ornaments six great commentators of the Buddha s teaching.

    Specification:
    • Product Code: BK11573
    • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition : January 1, 2018
    • Pages : 1926
    • Weight : 3.700 kg.
    • Size : 10.6 x 7 x 4.7 inches
    • Cover : Hardcover 
    • Auther : Louis De La Vallee Poussin (Author), Gelong Lodro Sangpo (Author), Gelongma Migme Chodron (Author), Alexander 
    • Leonhard Mayer (Author)
    • Language : English
    • ISBN: 8120840674, 978-8120840676
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    A History of Sanskrit Literature
    A History of Sanskrit Literature
    Description:

    Sanskrit is indeed the language not only of kavya or literature but of all the Indian sciences, and excepting the Pali of the Hinayana Buddhists and the Prakrt of the jains, it is the only language in which the last 2 or 3 thousand years, and it has united the culture of Indian and given it a synchronous form in spite of general differences of popular speech, racial and geographical, economical and other differences, It is the one ground that has made it possible to develop the idea of Hindu nationhood in which kinship of culture plays the most important part. Under the shadow of one Vedic religion there had indeed developed many subsidiary religions, Saiva, Vaisnava, Sakta, etc., and within each of these, there had been many sects and subsects which have often emphasised the domestic quarrel, but in spite of it all there is a unity of religions among the Hindus, for the mother of all religious and secular culture had been Sanskrit.

    Maurice Winterintz' work in three volumes seems to be the most comprehensive treatment of Sanskrit Literature. Prof. S.N. Dasgupta was approached for English translation of its 3rd Volume, after Winternitz death. Later he was approached by Calcutta University to undertake his own work on the subjects that formed the content of Volume 3rd of Professor Winternitz' work. Volume I deals with Kavya and Alamkara and Volume II is expected to deal with other Technical Sciences.

    Specification:
    • Product Code: BK8101-2
    • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition : July 1, 2013
    • Pages : 962
    • Weight : 1.450 km.
    • Size : 9.6 x 6.7 x 2.5 inches
    • Cover : Hardcover 
    • Auther : Surendranath Dasgupta (Author), Sushil Kumar De (Author)
    • Language : English
    • ISBN: 8120841107, 978-8120841109
    $58.50 $65
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    The Central Conception of Buddhism
    The Central Conception of Buddhism
    Description:

    This short treatise explains in detail the principle of Radical Pluralism which asserts that the elements alone are realities while every combination of them is a mere name covering a plurality of separate elements. The principle has been elucidated by its contrast with Arambhavada which maintains the reality of the whole as well as of the elements and with Parinama-vada which ascribes absolute reality to the whole. The work is divided into sixteen sections dealing with Skandhas, Ayatanas, Dhatus, Elements of mind, Pratityasamutpada, Karma, Impermanence in Sankhya-Yoga, Theory of Cognition, Pre-Buddhaic Buddhism etc. It has two appendices dealing with the views of Vasubandhu on the fundamental principles of Sarvastivada and the classification of all elements of existence according to the Sarvastivadins. The two indices appended to the work record proper names and Sanskrit terms occurring in the work.

    About the Author
    Th. Stcherbatsky (1866-1942) was one of the pioneering scholars of Buddhist Studies whoe wrote, edited and translated several works.

    Specification:
    • Product Code: BK11566
    • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition : January 1, 2005
    • Pages : 112
    • Weight : 200 gm.
    • Size : 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Auther : Th Stcherbatsky
    • Language : English
    • ISBN: 8120805127, 978-8120805125
    $25.20 $28
    Buddhist Thought and Ritual
    Buddhist Thought and Ritual
    Description:

    Buddhist thought and ritual will appeal to anyone interested in acquiring an authentic grasp of Buddhism as it lives and functions in today's world. The wide spectrum of Buddhist practice is represented here by the men and women who contributed to this volume. The focus on thought and ritual captures the organic interrelationship of these religious components and moves away from the compartmentalization characteristic of much religious scholarship. The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana and others, not as free floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism.
     
    Editorial Reviews
    The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana and others, not as free-floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism.

    Specification:

    • Product Code: BK11559
    • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition  :   January 1, 2001
    • Pages  :   199
    • Weight   :   300 gm.
    • Size   :   8.4 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
    • Cover   :   Paperback
    • Auther :   David J. Kalupahana
    • Language   :    English
    • ISBN: 8120817737, 978-8120817739
    $37.80
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    Vajrasamadhi-Sutra: Wonhyo's Exposition
    Vajrasamadhi-Sutra: Wonhyo's Exposition
    Description:

    Wonhyo (617-686 A.D.) was the dominant figure in the history of Korean Buddhism and one of the most influential thinkers in the Korean philosophical traditio. He was also a prolific writer, whose works cover the gamut of Indian and Sinitic Buddhist materials. Wonhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamadhi-Sutra is one the finest examples of a scriptural commentary ever written in the East Asian Buddhist tradition. The Exposition is the longest of Wonhyo's extant works and is widely regarded as his masterpiece. His commentary is especially important for understanding the crucial role that the notion of the inherence of enlightenment played in the development of East Asian Buddhist thought and the ways in which this notion influenced Buddhist meditative practice. This book is one of the first attempts to translate the complete text of an indigenous East Asian Buddhist sutra commentary into English. The translator has deliberately chosen to err on the side of literalness in order to convey the substance and flavor of the text. In order to help guide the reader through the labyrinth of interlocking sections that make up Wonhyo's Exposition, he has superimposed an outline schem over his translation of Wonhyo's text.

    Specification:

    • Product Code: BK11559
    • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition  :   January 1, 2011
    • Pages  :   424
    • Weight   :   680 gm.
    • Size   :   8.6 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
    • Cover   :   Hardcover
    • Auther :   Robert E. Buswell Jr.
    • Language   :    English
    • ISBN: 812083500X, 978-8120835009
    $37.80 $42
    The Symbolism of the Stupa
    The Symbolism of the Stupa
    Description:

    In his preface to The Symbolism of the Stupa Prof. Craig Reynolds writes ''The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throughout South Southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no use and has a basic simplicity. In this state of the art' study Adrian Snodrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. The monument concretizes metaphysical principles and generates multivalent meanings in ways that can be articulated with literary texts and other architectural forms.'' This study analyses a pattern of interrelated meanings generated by the form of the stupa. It does so by reference to myth, to ritual and to doctrine, viewing the architectural form from within the conceptual framework of the tradition to which it belongs. This approach involves questions of aim and methodology. A deeper understanding of a symbol is gained by studying the grid or net formed by its symbolic homologies.The pattern of meaning that emerges from the juxtaposition of cognate symbols does not exhaust the significance of the symbol, which is ultimately beyond worlds, but it reinforces its intimations, indicating a logical cohesion and integrity which in itself is an intimation of the all-pervasiveness of Principle. It is precisely this pattern of inter-reflection or symbols that this study attempts to delineate. By bringing together cognate symbols in apposition, it attempts to mark out the field of symbolic interactions which the stupa generates.

    Specification:
    • Product Code: BK11558
    • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition  :   February 1, 2007
    • Pages  :   470
    • Weight   :   910 gm.
    • Size   :   7.8 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
    • Cover   :   Hardcover
    • Auther :   Vaman Shivram Apte
    • Language   :    English
    • ISBN: 8120812050, 978-8120812055
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    Pali-English Dictionary
    Pali-English Dictionary
    Description:

    As the Pali Text Society began issuing editons and translations of the Pali Canon and Commentaries in quick succession, Rhys Davids conceived the idea of the compilation of an exhaustive dictionary of Pali, based on the voluminous basic material that was being brought to light. the work took more than twenty years of devoted labour but before his death in 1922, Rhys Davids had the satisfaction of seeing its first volume published. In four volumes issued over 1921-25 the Dictionary contains every Pali word with its sanskrit root identified and meanings given in English.

    Specification:
    • Product Code: BK11557
    • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition  :   May 19, 2015
    • Pages  :   748
    • Weight   :   2.360 kg.
    • Size   :   9.2 x 2 x 11.8 inches
    • Cover   :   Hardcover
    • Auther :   William Stede (Editor) T.W.Rhys Davids (Editor) (Author)
    • Language   :    English
    • ISBN: 8120811445, 978-8120811447
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    What the Buddha Taught
    What the Buddha Taught
    Description:

    Here is an exposition of Buddhism conceived in a resolutely modern spirit by one of the most qualified and enlightened representatives of the religion. The book is a luminous account of fundamental principles of the Buddhist doctrine, as they are found in the most ancient texts, which are called 'The Tradition' (Agama) in Sanskrit and 'The Canonic Corpus' (Nikaya) in Pali. Dr. Rahula, who possesses an incomparable knowledge of these texts, refers to them constantly and almost exclusively. Their authority is recognized unenviously by all the Buddhist schools, which were and are numerous, but none of which ever deviates from these texts, except with the intention of better interpreting the spirit beyond the letter. The interpretation has indeed been varied in the course of the expansion of Buddhism through many centuries and vast regions, and the Law has taken more than one aspect. But the aspect of Buddhism here presented by Dr. Rahula-humanist, rational, Socratic in some respects, evangelic in others, or again almost scientific-has for its support a great deal of authentic scriptural evidence which he only had to let speak for themselves.

    Review
    'By far the best introduction to Buddhism available.' --R.F. Gombrich, Boden Professor of Sanskrit, University of Oxford.

    About the Author
    The Venerable Dr Walpola Sri Rahula was a Buddhist monk and scholar. He received a traditional training and education in his native Sri Lanka before studying at the University of Calcutta and the Sorbonne. He held a chair at Northwestern University, Illinois, and was the Vice-Chancellor of Vidyodaya University, Colombo. He is widely regarded as one of the most qualified and enlightened scholars of the Buddhist tradition, with a deep knowledge of the original texts.

    Specification:
    • Product Code: BK11554
    • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition  :   January 1, 2017
    • Pages  :   120
    • Weight   :   360 gm.
    • Size   :   8.4 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
    • Cover   :   Paperback
    • Auther :   Walpola Rahula  (Author), Paul Demieville (Author)
    • Language   :    English
    • ISBN : 8120841077, 978-8120841079
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      Buddhisms and Deconstructions
      Buddhisms and Deconstructions
      Description:

      Until recently, East-West comparative philosophy has been at best sporadic gestures marked by an imbalance in the way the Eastern and Western ideas were presented. A rather unsuccessful pattern in comparison was partly due to the socio-political and historical relationship between the East and West. The philosophical orientation of the West's Continental metaphysical thinking and the nature of the project of modernity and enlightenment have also played a significant role in creating this pattern. It would be premature to say that such a practice has completely disappeared. However, along with the emergence of nonsubstantialist philosophy in the West, a new direction in comparative philosophy is definitely on the horizon. Buddhisms and Deconstructions, with its acknowledgment of the plurality of both Buddhist traditions and deconstructive philosophy, is an attempt to mark such a change. The thirteen essays in this volume attest to a new relationship between Eastern and Western thought, expand the scope of our understanding of each philosophical tradition, and thus offer a new framework for both.

      Review
      This set of essays crystallizes decades of important developments in the dialogue between Buddhism and postmodern thought, revealing their relevance to each other and to the future of philosophical reflection, East and West. --John Makransky, Boston College

      About the Author
      Jin Y. Park is assistant professor in the department of philosophy and religion at American University.

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK11553
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   April 30, 2011
      • Pages  :   290
      • Weight   :   550 gm.
      • Size   :   0.1 x 7.3 x 9.5 inches
      • Cover   :   Hardcover
      • Auther :   Jin Y. Park
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN : 8120833864, 978-8120833869
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        Jnanagarbha on the Two Truths
        Jnanagarbha on the Two Truths
        Description:

        Jnanagarbha on the Two Truths is a concise and lucid introduction to the issues and personalities that dominated Indian Madhyamaka thought on the eve of its introduction to Tibet. As an example of the influential but little-known Svatantrika branch of the Madhyamaka School, Jnanagarbha's works shows quite vividly how the commitment to reason in the search for ultimate truth shaped not only the dialogue between Madhyamaka thinkers and members of other Buddhist schools, but also the evolution of the Madhyamaka tradition itself. David Eckel has translated Jnanagarbha's text in its entirety and provided an introduction that situates the text clearly in its historical and philosophical context. Extensive notes, a transliterated version of the Tibetan translation and a reproduction of the original Tibetan block-prints make this volume useful to scholars as well as to the interested general reader.

        Specification:
        • Product Code: BK11552
        • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
        • Edition  :   January 1, 1992
        • Pages  :   230
        • Weight   :   390 gm.
        • Size   :   8.7 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
        • Cover   :   Hardcover
        • Auther :   Malcolm David Eckel
        • Language   :    English
        • ISBN : 8120807782, 978-8120807785
          $32
          The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra (English and Sanskrit Edition)
          The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra (English and Sanskrit Edition)
          Description:

          Treatise on Tantric Buddhism; includes Yogaratnamåalåa or Hevåajra Paänjikåa, commentary by Kôròsònavajrapåada, 11th cent.

          Specification:
          • Product Code: BK11549
          • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
          • Edition     :   January 1, 2003
          • Pages     :   308    
          • Weight      :   640 gm.
          • Size      :   6 x 1 x 9.2 inches
          • Cover      :   Hardcover    
          • Auther    :   G.W. Farrow (Author), I Menon (Editor)
          • Language   :    English, Sanskrit
          • ISBN : 8120809114, 978-8120809116
            $45
            Tibetan Renaissance: Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture
            Tibetan Renaissance: Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture
            Description:

            How did a society on the edge of collapse and dominated by wandering bands of armed men give way to a vibrant Buddhist culture, led by yogins and scholars? Ronald M. Davidson explores how the translation and spread of esoteric Buddhist texts dramatically shaped Tibetan society and led to its rise as the center of Buddhist culture throughout Asia, replacing India as the perceived source of religious ideology and tradition. During the Tibetan Renaissance (950-1200 C.E.), monks and yogins translated an enormous number of Indian Buddhist texts. They employed the evolving literature and practices of esoteric Buddhism as the basis to reconstruct Tibetan religious, cultural, and political institutions. Many translators achieved the de facto status of feudal lords and while not always loyal to their Buddhist vows, these figures helped solidify political power in the hands of religious authorities and began a process that led to the Dalai Lama's theocracy. Davidson's vivid portraits of the monks, priests, popular preachers, yogins, and aristocratic clans who changed Tibetan society and culture further enhance his perspectives on the tensions and transformations that characterized medieval Tibet.

            About the Author
            Ronald M. Davidson is professor of religious studies at Fairfield University. He is the author of Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement (Columbia) and the coeditor (with Steven D. Goodman) of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation.

            Specification:
            • Product Code: BK11548
            • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
            • Edition  :   January 30, 2008
            • Pages  :   610
            • Weight   :   730 gm.
            • Size   :   9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
            • Cover   :   Hardcover
            • Auther :   Ronald M. Davidson
            • Language   :    English
            • ISBN : 8120832787, 978-8120832787
              $35
              Karma and Rebirth in the Classical Indian Tradition
              Karma and Rebirth in the Classical Indian Tradition
              Description:

              Karma is perhaps the most famous concept in Indian philosophy, but there is no comprehensive study of its various meanings or philosophical implications. Under the sponsorship of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, leading American Indologists met on several occasions to discuss their ideas about karma. The result is this volume. This book will have a considerable impact upon the teaching of Indian philosophy.  At the very least, it demonstrates the impossibility of speaking of "the theory of karma," as is so often done. It also supplies the basis for a full study of this important theory. Finally, it raises basic methodological problems about the study of a non-western system of soteriology and rebirth, questions regarding the interaction of medical and philosophical models of the human body, the incorporation of philosophical theories into practical religions with which they are logically incompatible and the problem of historical reconstruction of a complex theory of human life. List of Contributors, Introduction,part I: hinduism and its roots: karma and rebirth in the Vedas and Puranas, the concepts of human action and rebirth in the mahabharata, karma and rebirth in dharmasastras, caraka samhita on the doctrine of karma, the theory of reincarnation among the Tamils, part II: Buddhism and Jainism: the rebirth Eschatology and its transformations: A contribution to the sociology of early Buddhism, Karma and Rebirth in early Buddhism, the medical Soteriology of karma in the buddhist tantric tradition, karma and the problem of rebirth in jainism, part III: philosophical traditions, the karma theory and its interpretation in some Indian philosophical systems, karma, apurva and "natural" causes: Observations on the growth and limits of the theory of samsara, karma as a "Sociology of Knowledge" or "Social Psychology" of Process.

              Specification:
              • Product Code: BK11547
              • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
              • Edition  :   January 1, 2007
              • Pages  :   342
              • Weight   :   550 gm.
              • Size   :   8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
              • Cover   :   Hardcover
              • Auther :   W. D. O. Flaherty
              • Language   :    English
              • ISBN : 8120808843, 978-8120808843
                $45
                Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara
                Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara
                Description:

                Some two thousand years ago Buddhism experienced a major reformation through a movement called the Mahayana, or "Great Vehicle," which dominated religious thought in much of Asia for many centuries and still exerts considerable influence. The basic Mahayana texts were sermons ascribed to the Buddha, called "Sutras" in Sanskrit. The earliest and most influential of these Mahayana Sutras had the "perfection of wisdom" as its main subject matter. Of these texts, the famous "Diamond" and "Heart" Sutras have been known in the West for many years, but they are merely condensations of the original "Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom" that took shape between 50 and 200 A.D. In the present volume, Dr. Conze offers the result of thirty-five years of close study, and makes available this "Large Sutra," the key document for dealing with early Mahayana doctrine. This scripture has, throughout the centuries, been revered as "The great mother of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas" not only in India but in China, Tibet, Japan, Mongolia and Southeast Asia as well. It is now made available in its complete form for the first time in an annotated translation.

                Specification:
              • Product Code: BK11546
              • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
              • Edition  :   October 1990
              • Pages  :   678
              • Weight   :   1 kg.
              • Size   :   0.2 x 7.3 x 9.5 inches
              • Cover   :   Hardcover
              • Auther :   Edward Conze
              • Language   :    English
              • ISBN : 8120807529, 978-8120807525
              • $55
                Buddhist Records of the Western World by Si-Yu-Ki (2 Vols. in One)
                Buddhist Records of the Western World by Si-Yu-Ki (2 Vols. in One)
                Description:

                The Chinese Buddhist Pilgrims visited India during the early centuries of the Christian era. The Buddhist literature of China contains the records of their travels, the authenticity of which vouchsafed by the facts related in them. the principal Chinese Buddhist Pilgrims who visited India and wrote the accounts of their travel were Shih Fahian Sung Yun and Hwei and I-tsing The records are very interesting as they refer to the geography, history, manners and religion of the people of the countries West of China, of India in particular, visited by the pilgrims.

                Specification:
                • Product Code: BK11545
                • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
                • Edition     :   January 17, 2001
                • Pages     :   611    
                • Weight      :   820g.
                • Size      :   6 x 1.8 x 9 inches
                • Cover      :   Hardcover    
                • Auther    :   Samuel Beal (Author), Samuel Beal Si-Yu-Ki (Translator)
                • Language   :    English
                • ISBN : 8120811070, 978-8120811072
                $70

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