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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.