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The Mystique of Transmission On an Early Chan History and Its Contexts

by Wendi Adamek

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April 20, 2007
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9780231136648
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is a close reading of a late 18th century Chan/Zen Buddhist hagiographical work, the 'Lidai fabao fi [Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations] and is its first English translation. The text is the only remaining relic of the little-known Bao Tang Chan school of Sichuan and combines a sectarian history of Buddhism and Chan in… Read more
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The Stone Boy and Other Stories

by Thich Nhat Hanh

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February 28, 2003
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9788121606776
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 11 short stories by the Zen monk and peace activist, exploring Buddhist themes of love and compassion while introducing the reader to the treasures of Vietnamese culture. 224 pages.
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Shinran's Pure Land Buddhism and Christianity

by Ryusei Takeda, editor

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1996
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Condition: clean copy, in slip case. Content: Proceedings of the Harvard Symposium/Ryukoku Symposium in commemoration of the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Ryukoku University. 432 pages.
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Original Tao

by Harold D. Roth

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December 15, 1999
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9780231115643
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$33.19

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Condition: clean copy inscribed by author to previous owner on top, first page. Content: "Inward Training" is composed of short poetic verses devoted to the practice of breath meditation, and to the insights about human nature and the form of the cosmos derived from this practice. This edition contains an elegant and luminous complete translation of the original text. The author's… Read more
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Condition: clean copy, wear to corners, sun faded on spine. Content: Facsimile of the 1900 edition, from the Open Court Publishing Co., Chicago.
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Tsung-mi and the Sinification of Buddhism

by Peter N. Gregory

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1991-09
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9780691073736
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Honored as a patriarch in both the Ch'an and Hua-yen schools of medieval Chinese Buddhism, Kuei-fend Tsungmi [780-841] was a key thinker in a period of intellectual ferment giving way to new, uniquely Chinese forms of religion. Beginning with a detailed discussion of Tsung-mi's life, the author analyzes his thought within the context of T'ang dynasty Buddhism… Read more
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The Dialectical Method of Nagarjuna

by Elgin H. Johnston

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February 5, 2002
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9788120801769
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Condition: clean copy, low left baton of dust jacket missing, the dust jacket itself protected by plastic cover. Content: Thought only a 'minor work' in form, as regards its contents the 'Vigrahavyavartani' is a fundamental text of Madhyamika, as well as of the early Indian dialectical tradition. Not only does it admirably illustrate the dialectical method by Nagarjuna, the founder… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book shows that Buddhist thinkers were driven, when theorizing about Buddha, by a basic intuition that Buddha must be maximally perfect, and that pursuing the implications of this intuition led them into some conceptual dilemmas that show considerable similarity to some of those treated by western theists. The Indian Buddhist tradition of thought about these matters… Read more
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Eloquent Zen: Daito and Early Japanese Zen

by Kenneth Kraft

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Published
1992-06
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ISBN
9780824813833
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$37.34

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Condition: clean copy, inscription by author to previous owner, first page, lower right. Content: The author offers the first comprehensive account of the life and teachings of one of the greatest of Japan's Zen masters - Daito [1282-1337]. 270 pages, notes, bibliography, glossary index.
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: This is a penetrating analysis of a heretofore neglected, yet centrally important portion of the Pali Canon. In identifying the pivotal role of discipline in the bhikkhu quest for nibbana the author finds that Vinaya rules represent a practical implementation of the Buddha's Dhamma. Specifically, adherence to this monastic code theoretically… Read more
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An Introduction to the Buddhist Canon

by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

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Published
1984
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9784892374081
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Condition: clean copy, Chinese owner's mark on the first page, upper right hand corner. Content: Dual language text. The purpose of the present volume is to provide brief explanatory comments on the contends of the 139 texts that were chose, and it is hoped to thus facilitate the reader's appreciation of just why these texts were selected. 310 pages.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Translated and edited by Paul Groner. This is a translation of the first of Hirakawa's two-volume history. It covers the period from Sakyamuni Buddha to Early Mahayana just before Nagarjuna and includes the periods on which Hirakawa did not of his own earlier research. 402 pages, Notes, bibliographic essay, bibliography, index.
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Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha's Life

by Wendy Garling

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2016-08
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9781611802658
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In this retelling of the ancient legends of the women in the Buddha's intimate circle, lesser-known stories from Sanskrit and Pali sources are for the first time woven into an illuminating, coherent narrative. Interspersed with original insights, fresh interpretations, and bold challenges to the status quo, these stories invite us to open our minds to a new… Read more
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Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

by Damien Keown

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Published
2005-09
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9780192804570
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$7.88

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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author shows how Buddhist thought can shed new light on problems the West continues to find difficult and divisive, from animal rights and abortion, to war and euthanasia. 147 pages, references, index, glossary.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book explores an important concept within the Buddhist Mahayana tradition, 'bodhicitta.' This term appears frequently in Sanskrit literature relating to the spiritual practices of the bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and has been variously translated as 'thought of enlightenment' or 'desire of enlightenment.' The author offers a contextual analysis of bodhicitta based on the presuppositions underlying the… Read more
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Buddhism and Bioethics

by Damien Keown

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Published
June 9, 2001
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ISBN
9780333912805
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Condition: clean copy, remainder mark. Content: Written for a general readership, this book requires no prior knowledge of Buddhism, ethics, or medicine, but will be of value to anyone with an interest in any, or all, of these subjects. notes, bibliography glossary, name index.
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Buddhism and Abortion

by Damien Keown, editor

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Published
1998-05
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9780824821081
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 9 scholarly essays exploring the abortion question from a range of Buddhist cultural and ethical perspectives. 222 pages, glossary, index.
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The Heart Sutra Explained: Indian and Tibetan Commentaries

by Donald S Lopez, Jr

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Published
1988
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9789887065906
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Renowned for its terse declaration of the perfection of wisdom, the 'Heart Sutra' is the most famous of Buddhist scriptures. The author draws on previously unexamined commentaries, preserved only in Tibetan, to investigate the meanings derived from and invested into the sutra during the later period of Indian Buddhism. 230 pages, notes, bibliography, index.
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Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism (Buddhism and Modernity Series)

by Donald S. Lopez Jr.

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May 1, 2005
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9780226493152
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Condition: clean copy some wear. Content: 15 scholarly essays that provide a unique introduction to Buddhism by examining categories essential for a nuanced iunderstanding of its traditions. 352 pages, index.
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Filiality: The Human Source Vol. One (Filiality, the Human Source)

by Buddhist Text Translation Society

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Published
December 1983
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ISBN
9780881390063
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 140 pages, photographs of Life at the City of 10,000 Buddhas.
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