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Buddhist Mahayana Texts (Sacred Books of the…

Buddhist Mahayana Texts (Sacred Books of the East)

by E. B. Cowell

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The vivid if extravagant descriptions of the paradises of the Mahayana tradition give a much more accurate idea of the
traditional popular Buddhism in much of Asia
than the abstract accounts and Zen stories which constitute most of what westerners know of Buddhism ( )
  antiquary | Nov 6, 2007 |
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Excellent translations of basic works in later Buddhism feature the Buddha-Karita of Asvaghosha, concerning the life and teachings of the Buddha. Additional documents include the Larger and Smaller Sukhavati-vyuha, describing the Land of Bliss, the Vagrakkhedika, the Larger and Smaller Pragna, two kernel statements of the Mahayana, and the Meditation Sutra of Amida Buddhism.

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Basic documents in Mahayana Buddhism, highly important in history of religions. The Buddha-karita of Asvaghosha, Larger Sukhavativyuha, more.

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