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Ancients Buddhist texts from the time of Buddha and more recently.
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 The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)  Adrian Snodgrass The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)   $150.49  $112.87  Buy Now 
The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Singon Buddhism surveys and re-interprets the vast work of traditional and modern Japanese scholarship on the twin Mandalas. Adrian Snodgrass of the University of Sydney (Australia) has spent several years of detail the iconography of each and every deity of these two Mandalas as well as to bring out their traditional symbolism that reflects the Tantric thought in its earliest phases. Tantrism or Mantrayana reached China and Japan earlier than it did in... 
 The Book of The Gradual Sayings (5 Vols)  E.M. Hare The Book of The Gradual Sayings (5 Vols)   $88.99  $66.74  Buy Now 
The Book of the Gradual Sayings is a five volume work which presents the Anguttara Nikaya or the More Numbered Suttas.  The Anguttara Nikaya consists of 9, 557 suttas in the collection of discourses of the Buddha.  The text runs in these five volumes: Vol.I: Ones, Twos, Threes; Vol.II: The Book of the Fours; Vol.III: The Books of the Fives and Sixes; Vol.IV: The Books of the Sevens, Eights and Nines; and Vol.V: The Books of the Tens and Elevens 
 The Dhammapada With Introductory Essays, Pali Text, English Translation and Notes  S. Radhakrishnan The Dhammapada With Introductory Essays, Pali Text, English Translation and Notes   $14.49  $10.87  Buy Now 
This is an internationally acclaimed translation of a classic Buddhist text, presented in both Pali and English by one of India's foremost philosophers and religious authorities. S. Radhakrishan provides full explanatory notes to the text, as well as an introductory essay about Gautama Buddha, who, from very early times, was believed to have uttered the verses of the Dhammapada. 
 Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha  E.H. Johnston Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
The Buddhacarita is the most famous work of Asvaghosa, the well-known Buddhist poet-philosopher supposed to have been a contemporary of King Kaniska of the early 2nd century a.c. Of the twenty-eight cantos of the epic poem a little less than half is now available in the original, but complete translations in Chinese and Tibetan have been preserved. This edition consists of three parts. The first part contains the Sanskrit text and the second the translation of the first fourteen cantos,... 
 The Emptiness of Emptiness: An Introduction to Early Indian Madhyamika  C.W. Huntington The Emptiness of Emptiness: An Introduction to Early Indian Madhyamika   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
The Madhyamika or Middle Way a  school of buddhist thought that originated in India in the  second or third century, was a decisive influence in the subsequent development of Mahayana Buddhism. In a new approach to its study, the Emptiness of Emptiness reconsiders  the central doctrine of emptiness and shows that the Madhyamika critique of all philosophical views is both subtler and more radical than most western interpretation indicates     
 First and Best buddhist Teachings : Sutta Nipata Selections and inspired Essays  Susunaga Weeraperuma First and Best buddhist Teachings : Sutta Nipata Selections and inspired Essays   $13.99  $10.49   
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From the oldest sacred book in Buddhist Literature-The Sutta nipata, great psychological and spiritual insights address some of the deepest concerns of our time and offer practical solutions to the problems that plague our world today Extraordinarily profound is the Sutta Nipata, which is the oldest sacred book in Buddhist literature. It is a particularly authentic version of the Buddha’s discourses because of its antiquity, language and contents. Susunaga Weeraperuma’s faithful and masterly... 
 Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra  Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra   $38.49  $28.87  Buy Now 
The title Lankavatara might mean entering Lanka (Perhaps referring to the temporary Mahayana period of Ceylon), suggesting that the doctrine of this scripture are possibly consistent with earlier Buddhism preserved in the Pali language. Suzuki has greatly helped the reader of the basic scripture by discussing the main ideas. He tells how to study this scripture, compares it with the popular Zen Buddhism discusses such typical and important doctrines as Mind-only the Triple body of the Buddha... 
 Meaningful to Behold: The Bodhisattva's Way of Life  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Meaningful to Behold: The Bodhisattva's Way of Life   $16.95  $12.71  Buy Now 
Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to effectively accomplish this in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world, who have such strong compassion they are able to transform all their daily activities into a means to benefit others. The path of the Bodhisattva was exquisitely explained in the universally loved poem Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by the 8th century master Shantideva. With this commentary by Geshe Kelsang,... 
 Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhist Sanskrit Literature  Har Dayal Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhist Sanskrit Literature   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
This present work consists of seven chapters that deal with the Bodhisattva doctrine as expounded in the principal Buddhist Sanskrit literature. Besides a general index appended at the end, the book contains comprehensive notes and references. It is written in a very lucid style that speaks of the writer's scholarly acumen and mastery of literary art. The work describes the nature of the Bodhisattva doctrines with particular stress on the distinct characteristics of arhat, bodhisattva, and... 
 Kamma  Bhikkhu Silacara Kamma   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
Kamma, the basis of many of the Buddhist ethics, is indeed a complex subject.  The meanings of Kamma are not easy to understand; neither is it easy to analyse and define by words alone.  What are the basic concepts of Kamma and how do they relate to living? By understanding the ideas of Kamma, can one learn to follow a course in life that is more beneficial?  The author, Bhikkhu Silacara, delves into the subject in considerable detail, analysing and provoking the... 
 The Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Sutta  Sister Vajira The Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Sutta   $4.95  $3.71   
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Buddhism is considered by many to be more than a religion.  Its founder and teacher, Siddhartha Gautama (later known as the Lord Buddha), was the earthly saint who postualted the Buddhist ideas.  The Dhamma-Chakka-Pavattana Sutta is a translation of Lord Buddha's original sermon spoken to a gathering at Sarnath just outside Varanasi.  Devoid of superfluous issues, it gives the original Pali scriptures in parallel. 
 ... And Nothing has Ever Happened  Gurudev ... And Nothing has Ever Happened   $18.49  $13.87  Buy Now 
You are already a Buddha! Just remain attentive. Attentive to nothing in particular… Simply attentive. A Buddha is one who is simply attentive. He is just present. He is pure Presence. And this Presence is a great blessing. You know that you are… there is a sense of presence. Just remember “I am.” Just remember and be.         
   Ramesh S. Balsekar    $12.99  $9.74  Buy Now 
In his latest book Ramesh Balsekar, the banker-sage from Mumbai and author of over 30 best selling books on Advaita philosophy, presents a 3600 view of life and living. In this collection of insightful brief notes, he lucidly provides pointers to the Truth in the most direct manner possible. With delightful humour and a crisp writing style he debunks misconceptions, steers you clear of pitfalls to bring you back to the core question: what is the spiritual seeker really seeking?  A most... 
 Dialogues of the Buddha (3 Pts.)  T.W. Rhys Davids Dialogues of the Buddha (3 Pts.)   $93.49  $70.12  Buy Now 
The Digha Nikaya or "the collection of long doctrinary lectures" of the Buddha is one of the five Nikayas or collections belonging to the Suttapitaka or "the basket of (Buddha`s) discourses" which is one of the three majorr collections of Pali Buddhist texts, the other two being Vinayapitaka and Abhidhammapitaka. It consists of 34 long suttas of which each individual one treats intensively some particular point or points of the doctrine. The Buddha, like other Indian teachers of his time,... 
 Old Path White Glouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha  Thich Nhat Hanh Old Path White Glouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
This book presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn from the Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese sources, it traces Buddha's life over the course of 80 years. About the Author: Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, scholar and poet. He is the founder of Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, and the author of over 75 books, including Old Path White Clouds, a biography of the Buddha; Being Peace; and The Miracle of Mindfulness. At his community, Plum Village in France, he... 
 Our Appointment with Life  Thich Nhat Hanh Our Appointment with Life   $8.49  $6.37  Buy Now 
This book is a translation and commentary on the Sutra on knowing the better way to live alone. This is the earliest teaching of Buddha on living fully in the present moment. To live alone means to live in mindfulness: to let go of the past and the future, and to look deeply and discover the true nature of all is taking place in the present moment. Living alone does not mean to isolate ourselves from the society. If we know how to live alone, we can be in real touch with people and society,... 
 An Analytical Study of Four Nikayas  Dipak Kumar Barua An Analytical Study of Four Nikayas   $36.49  $27.37  Buy Now 
The first four Nikaya-texts are of inestimable value since they provide important source materials to study the religious/cultural history of the contemporary period. Because they vividly present the daily life of the people of ancient India, they are, from the sociological point of view, of utmost significance. The importance of the Nikayas can neither be gainsaid nor exaggerated.  In this book an attempt has been made to introduce the first four Nikaya texts in their entirety.The book is... 
 Essence of Scholasticism  Charles Willemen Essence of Scholasticism   $33.49  $25.12  Buy Now 
The Essence of Scholasticism is a meditation manual, leading to arhatship. It is the Gandharan cultural area, i.e. Bactria. Brobably composed in the first century BCE, it was commented on and elaborated in several sastras, the best known being the Abhidharmakosabhasya of the fifth century. The Essence and the Astagrantha are the basic treatises of the non-Vailbhasika sarvastivadins, i.e. of the sautrantikas, of the Gandharan cultural area. These texts were translated in China in the fourth... 
 The Bodhicaryavatara of Santideva: Entering the Path of Enlightenment  Marion L. Matics The Bodhicaryavatara of Santideva: Entering the Path of Enlightenment   $30.99  $23.24  Buy Now 
The Bodhicaryavatara of Santideva, which contains the first complete English translation is a  beautiful and moving classic of Mahayana Buddhism. The book is divided into three parts: A guide The translation The appendices. The guide, which comprises more than half the book, explains and interprets the Bodhicaryavatara, placing it in the framework of developing Buddhist thought,  and discusses the rise of Madhyamika Buddhism, of which Santideva was a disciple. ... 
 Serenity Here and Now: The Buddha's Sutta - Nipata Sermons  Susunaga Weeraperuma Serenity Here and Now: The Buddha's Sutta - Nipata Sermons   $22.49  $16.87  Buy Now 
Dropping all defilements and finding that final Freedom in this very life is the main message of the most ancient Buddhist scripture-the Sutta-Nipata. Owning nothing and wanting nothing is one of the hallmarks of Illumination. Serenity Here and Now is a faithful rendering of the last 47 suttas of the Sutta-Nipata. The archaic and abstruse verses have been rendered in a modern and readily intelligible idiom, with the result that this book is a sheer delight to read. Some significant chapters are... 
 The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies (Vol. 7)  Karl H. Potter (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies (Vol. 7)   $89.49  $67.12  Buy Now 
Soon after the time of Gautama the Buddha a literature began to grow involving the reported words of Gautama, the rules and procedures governing the order of monks he founded, and attempts to set forth his philosophical teachings as understood and developed by his immediate pupils and the schools of Buddhist thought which grew in succeeding generations. The present volume undertakes to summarize the gist of these philosophical teachings, termed Abhidharma, from the first texts that developed... 
 Mahabodhi  Alexander Cunningham Mahabodhi   $41.67  $31.25  Buy Now 
Marking the spot of Buddha's enlightenment, Bodhgaya is greatly revered by Buddhists, especially for the bodhi tree beneath which the Master sat in meditation. After the death of Buddha, Bodhgaya flourished as an important religious centre and numerous shrines, stupas and monasteries were erected. The site continued to attract pilgrims and was only abandoned in the 15th century. The revival of interest in Bodhgaya began in 1802, when the Burmese sent a mission there. It soon attracted the... 
 The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discources, Representations  Bryan J. Cuevas The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discources, Representations   $50.99  $38.24  Buy Now 
In its teachings, practices, and institutions, Buddhism in its varied Asian forms has been and continues to be-centrally concerned with death and the dead. Yet surprisingly "death in Buddhism" has received little sustained scholarly attention. The Buddhist Dead offers the first comparative investigation of this topic across the major Buddhist cultures of India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Tibet, and Burma. Its individual essays, representing a range of methods, shed light on a rich array of... 
 Cetana and the Dynamics of Volition in Theravada Buddhism  Nalini Devdas Cetana and the Dynamics of Volition in Theravada Buddhism   $57.49  $43.12  Buy Now 
What do the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism have to say about the most basic psychological processes through which alternatives are assessed, purposes are developed, and goal-oriented acts are initiated? How can Theravada make volitional endeavor central to Buddhist practice, while denying the existence of a self who wills? How can the texts emphasize ethical striving, and yet uphold the principle that all physical and mental acts arise through causes and conditions? This book adds another... 
   Lord Chalmers Buddha's Teachings   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
Buddha's Teachings contains a metrical English rendering of an important Buddhist work in Pali named `Sutta-Nipata' with the original text in Romanized version on the opposite page. The Pali Canon, as it has come down to us, is divided into three Pitakas or `baskets', viz. Vinaya-Pitaka Sutta-Pitaka and Abhidhamma-Pitaka. The Sutta-Nipata, translated here, contains an ancient, probably the most ancient, part of the Sutta-Pitaka. It belongs to that portion of the Sutta-Pitaka which... 
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