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The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti A Mahayana Scripture

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This book presents the major teachings of Mahyna Buddhism in a precise, dramatic, and even humorous form. For two millennia this Sktra, called the jewel of the Mahyna Sktras, has enjoyed immense popularity among Mahyna Buddhists in India, central and southeast Asia, Japan, and especially China, where its incidents were the basis for a style in art and literature prevalent during several centuries.

Robert Thurmans translation makes available in relatively nontechnical English the Tibetan version of this key Buddhist scripture, previously known to the English-speaking world only through translations from Chinese texts. The Tibetan version is generally conceded to be more faithful to the original Sanskrit than are the Chinese texts. The Tibetan version also is clearer, richer, and more precise in its philosophical and psychological expression. The twelve books of the Sktra are accompanied by an introduction and an epilogue by Dr. Thurman and by three glossaries: Sanskrit terms, numerical categories, and technical terms.


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Author(s):
Thurman, Robert A. F.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0271006013
ISBN-13:
9780271006017
Number of pages:
166
Publisher:
Penn State University Press

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This book presents the major teachings of Mahyna Buddhism in a precise, dramatic, and even humorous form. For two millennia this Sktra, called the jewel of the Mahyna Sktras, has enjoyed immense popularity among Mahyna Buddhists in India, central and southeast Asia, Japan, and especially China, where its incidents were the basis for a style in art and literature prevalent during several centuries.

Robert Thurmans translation makes available in relatively nontechnical English the Tibetan version of this key Buddhist scripture, previously known to the English-speaking world only through translations from Chinese texts. The Tibetan version is generally conceded to be more faithful to the original Sanskrit than are the Chinese texts. The Tibetan version also is clearer, richer, and more precise in its philosophical and psychological expression. The twelve books of the Sktra are accompanied by an introduction and an epilogue by Dr. Thurman and by three glossaries: Sanskrit terms, numerical categories, and technical terms.


Author(s):
Thurman, Robert A. F.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0271006013
ISBN-13:
9780271006017
Number of pages:
166
Publisher:
Penn State University Press

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