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World of the Buddha

World of the Buddha

An Introduction to the Buddhist Literature
February 1994
Trade Paperback · 480 Pages
$17.00 U.S. · £9.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780802130952
Grove Press


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This is a selection from among the most significant texts in the body of Buddhist literature, culled especially for readers who want a rich, varied, and comprehensive collection in one volume, and includes translations from Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Lao. For the benefit of the newcomer to Buddhism — and to facilitate the use of this volume in an academic context — the pieces are arranged in chronological order and each chapter is preceded by a separate commentary. In addition, there is a comprehensive description of life in India at the time of the Buddha and an outline of his life and mission.