It is also a well-known fact that the chant, of the nichiren School of Japan and related sects consists of the invocation na-mu added to the Japanese title of this sutra, or daimoku, resulting in Na-mu-myou-hou-ren-ge-kyou. The "lotus sutra, where it is popularly known as the ho-ke-kyou, " as it is generally known in the West, and especially in Japan, is one of the most important of all the Mahayana sutras, it has been held in high regard ever since Prince Shoutoku included a commentary on it in his set of commentaries on three Mahayana sutras San-gyou-gi-sho.
It is a work of great literary merit, including as it does many sections of verse and various parables, but at the same time it has earned a lasting place in the history of Buddhism owing to the superior quality of its philosophical content. Among the numerous parables those of the three carts and the burning house, the three kinds of medicinal herbs and two kinds of trees, the wealthy man and his poor son, and the phantom city and the treasure land are especially famous.
In addition chapter 25, ‘the Universal Gate of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara’ Skt. Samantamukha-parivarta xxiv, which describes the blessings of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, was circulated in China and Japan as an independent sutra and is still recited today.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete TranslationIt includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, guidance on helping those who are dying, exquisitely written practices that can transform our experience of daily life, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. With an introductory commentary by his holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an extraordinary accomplishment undertaken with great care over many years" this complete edition faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work.
Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, his holiness the Dalai Lama says, including HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and learned scholars such as Khamtrul Rinpoche and Zenkar Rinpoche, "I hope that the profound insights contained in this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world.
Introductory commentary by his Holiness The Dalai Lama. Now, in one of the year's most important publishing events, the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. One of the greatest works created by any culture and overwhelmingly the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but none encompassed the work in its entirety.
In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon The Teachings of the BuddhaThis volume, " makes it well-suited for those looking for an accessible introduction to the Theravadin scriptural corpus, being organized in a progressive manner "from the simple to the difficult, from the elementary to the profound, as well as being a valuable resource for those familiar with the Pali Canon but wanting a more structured presentation of the materials.
Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. Divided into ten thematic chapters, in the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight.
The pali canon is the literary, intellectual, and spiritual foundation of Theravada Buddhism. This book contains: clear translations of the buddha’s original teachings thoughtfully curated selections from the Pali Canon Chapters on the Buddha’s life, suffering, rebirth, liberation, and practice A foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage.
The american scholar-monk bhikkhu bodhi, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow.
Dive into the world of the Buddha through these easy-to-read English translations of the Pali Canon.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation Penguin Classics Deluxe EditionPenguin Books. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, guidance on helping those who are dying, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. 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. The first complete translation of a classic buddhist text on the journey through living and dyingGraced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise.
Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as “a tremendous accomplishment, ” this book faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. Introductory commentary by his Holiness The Dalai Lama. Great product! 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.
The Vedas: The Samhitas of the Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva single volume, unabridgedFrom the foreword: the vedas from the root vid, “to know, ” or “divine knowledge” are the most ancient of all the Hindu scriptures. There were originally three vedas—the laws of manu always speaks of the three, as do the oldest Mukhya Upanishads—but a later work called the Atharvaveda has been added to these, to now constitute the fourth.
Furthermore, but rather as compilations, the Vedas cannot be viewed as singular works by singular authors, assembled over a great and unknown period of time. The atharvaveda derives its name from the sage Atharvan, who is represented as a Prajapati, the edlest son of Brahma, and who is said to have been the first to institute the fire-sacrifices.
Penguin Books. The complex nature of the vedas and the array of texts associated with them may be briefly outlined as follows: “The Rig-Veda is the original work, the Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda in their mantric portions are different arrangements of its hymns for special purposes. An index-dictionary of sanskrit terms has been published as a second volume: ISBN: 978-1541304079.
The very names of these vedic sages, and narada, Visvamitra, such as Vasishtha, all of which belong to men born in far distant ages, shows that millennia must have elapsed between the different dates of their composition. Encyclopedic theosophical glossary it is generally agreed that the vedas were finally arranged and compiled around fourteen centuries before our era; but this interferes in no way with their great antiquity, as they are acknowledged to have been long taught and passed down orally, perhaps for thousands of years, perhaps for far longer, before being finally compiled and recorded the latter is traditionally said to have occurred on the shores of Lake Manasarovara, beyond the Himalayas.
More or less closely connected with the Brahmanans and in a few exceptional cases with the Mantra part are two classes of treatises in prose and verse called Aranyaka and Upanishad. The mantra part is composed of suktas hymns in verse; the Brahmana part consists of liturgical, ritualistic, exegetical, and mystic treatises in prose.
The Holy Quran Arabic Text English Translation English and Arabic EditionTranslation made EASY to Understand. An audio 2 cd set MP3 format only. This translation includes the original Arabic text and an eloquent introduction to the Holy Quran. Exegesis of the Holy Quran Commentary. Deluxe gift edition, a translation of DISTINCTION. A must read isbn:978-1-942043-04-1. Pure, simple, literal and very faithful to the Arabic Text.
3. This monumental scholarly work is a must for an in-depth study of the Holy Quran. Introductory commentary by his Holiness The Dalai Lama. Great product! There are no distracting footnotes, as such no hindrance in the reading flow. It is a beautiful reading of the English translation of the Holy Quran 25 Hours - English reading only.
The team of muslim scholars who translated this work include the first Muslim woman to translate the Holy Quran into English. List of books of References are also included which were used in this translation. Penguin Books. 2. Moreover, it includes an extensive Subject Index, and eighty page Glossary. This 2 cd set is available under ASIN:B00HV2BG3A.
The Diamond SutraThis is the buddhist teaching on the perfection of wisdom and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice. It's also your body, my body, all possible bodies. But buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, which monks recite all over the world, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, and The Diamond Sutra, said to contain answers to all questions of delusion and dualism.
And yet because it's no mind, it has room for compassion. But it's a body with nothing inside and nothing outside. Zen buddhism is often said to be a practice of mind-to-mind transmission without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. Of all the sutras that teach this teaching, this is the diamond.
Introductory commentary by his Holiness The Dalai Lama. Great product! Penguin Books. It's no mind. It doesn't exist in space or time. This book is the offering of no mind, born of compassion for all suffering beings. Nor is it a construct of the mind.
The Norton Anthology of World Religions: BuddhismTo the present day, japan, tibet, korea, organized by country to mirror the spread of Buddhism from India to China, and the United States. This collection “will unsettle some current certainties about the nature of faith and, may help its readers arrive at a nuanced and accurate perception of our predicament in this dangerously polarized world” Karen Armstrong, in so doing, New York Times.
Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Buddhism brings together over 100 substantial selections from the fifth century B. C. E. Introductory commentary by his Holiness The Dalai Lama. Great product! The volume features jack miles’s illuminating General Introduction―“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”―as well as Donald S.
Lopez, Jr. S “in the world of the buddha, ” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Buddhism. A major landmark of religious publishing and one to be widely welcomed. William dalrymple, new york timesthe norton anthology of world religions offers a beautifully designed library of more than 1, glossaries, annotations, 000 primary texts, maps, chronologies, accompanied by headnotes, illustrations, and a dazzling general introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles.
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya The Teachings of the BuddhaPenguin Books. The digha nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing.
Discover with the original teachings of the Buddha in this thorough translation of some of the oldest Buddhist texts in the world. The suttas were compiled into collections called "Nikayas, " of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. Find the teachings to further your practice and bring clarity to your life today by diving into this rich treasure of the Buddhist literary tradition.
Introductory commentary by his Holiness The Dalai Lama. Great product! The numerical discourses contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. In the theravada buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha. Preserved in pali, an ancient indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon.
Like the river ganges flowing down from the himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B. C.
The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya The Teachings of the BuddhaCombining lucidity of expression with accuracy, value, this translation enables the Buddha to speak across twenty-five centuries in language that addresses the most pressing concerns of the contemporary reader seeking clarification of the timeless issues of truth, and the proper conduct of life. Winner of the 1995 choice magazine outstanding Academic Book Award, and the Tricycle Prize for Excellence in Buddhist Publishing for Dharma Discourse.
Penguin Books. Introductory commentary by his Holiness The Dalai Lama. Great product! This book offers a complete translation of the majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. The majjhima nikaya might be concisely described as the Buddhist scripture that combines the richest variety of contextual settings with the deepest and most comprehensive assortment of teachings.
Used book in Good Condition. This collection--among the oldest records of the historical Buddha's original teachings--consists of 152 suttas or discourses of middle length, distinguished as such from the longer and shorter suttas of the other collections. Used book in Good Condition. These teachings, priests and ascetics, which range from basic ethics to instructions in meditation and liberating insight, unfold in a fascinating procession of scenarios that show the Buddha in living dialogue with people from many different strata of ancient Indian society: with kings and princes, simple villagers and erudite philosophers.
The Lotus SutraThis is no doubt why it has had such broad and lasting appeal over the ages and has permeated so deeply into the cultures that have been exposed to it. Introductory commentary by his Holiness The Dalai Lama. Great product! The object of intense veneration among generations of buddhists in China, it has had a profound impact on the great works of Japanese and Chinese literature, Korea, Japan, and other parts of the world, attracting more commentary than any other Buddhist scripture.
As watson notes in the introduction to his remarkable translation, some speaking with particular force to persons of one type or in one set of circumstances, " The Lotus Sutra is not so much an integral work as a collection of religious texts, stories, an anthology of sermons, and devotional manuals, some to those of another type or in other circumstances.
Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. 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.