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Buddhist sacred texts

See below for a selection of the latest books from Buddhist sacred texts category. Presented with a red border are the Buddhist sacred texts books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Buddhist sacred texts books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Essence of the Dhammapada The Buddha's Call to Nirvana

Essence of the Dhammapada The Buddha's Call to Nirvana

Author: Eknath Easwaran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Eknath Easwaran, translator of the best-selling edition of the Dhammapada, sees this powerful scripture as a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the text closest to the Buddha's actual words, it is a collection of short teachings memorized during his lifetime by his disciples. Easwaran presents the Dhammapada as a guide to spiritual perseverance, progress, and ultimately enlightenment -- a heroic confrontation with life as it really is, with straight answers to our deepest questions. We witness the heartbreak of death, for instance -- what does that mean for us? What is love? How does karma work? How do we follow the spiritual life in the midst of work and family? Does nirvana really exist, and if so, what is it like to be illumined? In his interpretation of Buddhist themes, illustrated with stories from the Buddha's life, Easwaran offers a view of the concept of Right Understanding that is both exhilarating and instructive. He shares his experiences on the spiritual path, giving the advice that only an experienced teacher and practitioner can offer, and urges us to answer for ourselves the Buddha's call to nirvana -- that mysterious, enduring state of wisdom, joy, and peace.

Texts from the Buddhist Canon

Texts from the Buddhist Canon

Author: Samuel Beal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2013

The Lankavatara Sutra Translation and Commentary

The Lankavatara Sutra Translation and Commentary

Author: Red Pine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Difficult Beginnings

Difficult Beginnings

Author: Mark Tatz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2013

The Sutra Petitioned by the Householder Uncouth

The Sutra Petitioned by the Householder Uncouth

Author: Tony Duff, Tamas Agocs Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Maitreya's Sutras and Prayer

Maitreya's Sutras and Prayer

Author: Tony Duff, Tamas Agocs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Little Buddhas Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Little Buddhas Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Author: Vanessa Rebecca Sasson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/12/2012

Consideration of children in the academic field of Religious Studies is taking root, but Buddhist Studies has yet to take notice. This collection is intended to open the question of children in Buddhism. It brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in the literature, in particular historical contexts, and what role they continue to play in specific Buddhist contexts today. Because the material is, in most cases, uncharted, all nineteen contributors involved in the project have exchanged chapters among themselves and thereby engaged in a kind of internal cohesion difficult to achieve in an edited project. The volume is divided into two parts. Part One addresses the representation of children in Buddhist texts and Part Two looks at children and childhoods in Buddhist cultures around the world. Little Buddhas will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of Buddhism and Childhood Studies, and a catalyst for further research on the topic.

Little Buddhas Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Little Buddhas Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Author: Vanessa Rebecca Sasson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2012

Consideration of children in the academic field of Religious Studies is taking root, but Buddhist Studies has yet to take notice. This collection is intended to open the question of children in Buddhism. It brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in the literature, in particular historical contexts, and what role they continue to play in specific Buddhist contexts today. Because the material is, in most cases, uncharted, all nineteen contributors involved in the project have exchanged chapters among themselves and thereby engaged in a kind of internal cohesion difficult to achieve in an edited project. The volume is divided into two parts. Part One addresses the representation of children in Buddhist texts and Part Two looks at children and childhoods in Buddhist cultures around the world. Little Buddhas will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of Buddhism and Childhood Studies, and a catalyst for further research on the topic.

Discovering the Book of Changes - a Journey

Discovering the Book of Changes - a Journey

Author: Graham Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2012