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The teachings of the compassionate Buddha (original 1955; edition 1955)

by Edwin A. Burtt

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With its origins in ancient India, Buddhism is a system of thought that has enriched the religious lives of billions -- and in more recent times, swept through the Western world as well. Now anyone who wants to learn more about Buddhism can go directly to the source, with this collection of original documents -- edited, with commentary, by a Cornell University professor of philosophy.… (more)
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Title:The teachings of the compassionate Buddha
Authors:Edwin A. Burtt
Info:[New York] New American Library [1955]
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Read this for a college class. Nice job explaining the split between the mahayana and therevada schools. ( )
1 vote BooksForDinner | Feb 3, 2016 |
In this book, E. A. Burtt has collected early discourses, the Dhammapada, and some other basic writings of Buddhism. These original texts have been translated and edited. Burtt has also included additional and very beneficial commentary. The book particularly addresses the Theravada and Mahayana traditions of Buddhism. Some of the writings are very difficult to understand, but having such a collection of Buddhist writings is valuable.

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With its origins in ancient India, Buddhism is a system of thought that has enriched the religious lives of billions -- and in more recent times, swept through the Western world as well. Now anyone who wants to learn more about Buddhism can go directly to the source, with this collection of original documents -- edited, with commentary, by a Cornell University professor of philosophy.

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