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Author Conze, Edward, 1904-1979, author

Title Buddhist scriptures / selected and translated by Edward Conze
Published Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1959


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Description 250 pages : illustrataions ; 18 cm
Series Penguin classics ; L88
Penguin classics ; L88
Contents The teacher: The Buddha's previous lives. Shakyamuni's meeting with Dipankara ; The bodhisattva and the hungry tigress ; The bodhisattva as a preacher of patience ; Outline of a bodhisattva's progress -- The legend of the Buddha Shakyamuni -- Doctrines: Morality. The five precepts, with Buddhaghosa's commentary ; Rules of monastic restraint ; The monk's life ; Verses from the Sanskrit Dharmapada ; Popular moral Buddhism ; Laymen and monks -- Meditation. The advantages of meditation ; The practice of introversion ; The progressive steps of meditation ; The six types of persons ; The five miraculous powers ; Zen -- Wisdom. The questions of King Milinda ; The heart sutra ; from the Diamond sutra ; Hymn to perfect wisdom / Rahulabhadra ; On believing in mind / Seng-ts'an ; from Treasury of songs / Saraha -- Doctrinal formulas. Faith ; Vigour ; Mindfulness ; Concentration ; Wisdom -- Doctrinal disputes. The personalist controversy ; Mahayana polemics against the Hinayana ; Can there be more than one Buddha at a time? ; The quietist controversy -- Other worlds and future times: Other worlds. The bliss of the heavens ; The torments of the hells ; Life after death and the Book of the dead ; Celestial paradigms : the Pure Land of Amitabha -- Maitreya, the future Buddha
Analysis Buddhism - Sacred books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Gautama Buddha -- Sacred books.
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Buddhism -- Sacred books.
Buddhist literature.
Genre/Form Sacred works.
Author Conze, Edward, 1904-1979.
LC no. 59002558
ISBN 0140440887