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A Buddhist Bible: History of Early Zen Buddhism, Self-Realisation of Noble Wisdom, The Diamond Sutra, The Prajna Paramita Sutra, The Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (Forgotten Books) by Dwight Goddard

A Buddhist Bible: History of Early Zen Buddhism, Self-Realisation of Noble Wisdom, The Diamond Sutra, The Prajna Paramita Sutra, The Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (Forgotten Books)
Title:
A Buddhist Bible: History of Early Zen Buddhism, Self-Realisation of Noble Wisdom, The Diamond Sutra, The Prajna Paramita Sutra, The Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (Forgotten Books)
Author:
Dwight Goddard
ISBN:
1605061042
ISBN13:
978-1605061047
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Category:
Buddhism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Forgotten Books (November 13, 2007)
Pages:
265 pages
PDF size:
1790 kb
FB2 size:
1695 kb
EPUB size:
1952 kb
Book Description: "One of the favorite books of the Beat writers, particularly the ultimate 'Dharma Bum' Jack Kerouac, A Buddhist Bible has had a huge influence on the growth of Buddhism in the English-speaking world in the 20th century and beyond. This etext was scanned and proofed from an autographed copy of the first edition. We are indeed fortunate that this book slipped into the public domain due to a lack of timely copyright renewal. The first edition, which was tightly focused on source documents of Zen Buddhism, was self-published in Vermont by Goddard and had 316 pages. Subsequently, a second revised and greatly enlarged edition of 677 pages was published in 1938 by E.P. Dutton (New York), and later republished by Beacon Press. The second edition, which has been in print ever since... covers a much wider range of Buddhist texts including Southern Buddhism, some related documents such as the Tao te Ching, and modern texts. The reprint also includes introductions by Robert Aitken and Huston Smith." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)Table of Contents: Publisher’s Preface; Preface; History Of Ch’an Buddhism Previous To The Times Of Hui-neng (wei-lang); The Lankavatara Sutra; Preface; Introduction; Discrimination; False-imagination And Knowledge Of Appearances; Right Knowledge Or Knowledge Of Relations; Perfect Knowledge, Or Knowledge Of Reality; The Mind System; Transcendental Intelligence; Self-realisation; The Attainment Of Self- Realisation; The Fruit Of Self- Realisation; Discipleship: Lineage Of The Arhats; Bodhisattvahood And Its Stages; Tathagatahood Which Is Noble Wisdom; Nirvana; The Diamond Sutra; Preface; The Diamond Scripture; Sutra Of Transcendental Wisdom; Preface; Sutra Of Transcendental Wisdom; Sutra Of The Sixth Patriarch; Preface; Autobiography Of Hui-neng; Discourse On Prajna ; Discourse On Dhyana And Samadhi ; Discourse On Repentance ; Discourse On The Three-bodies Of Buddha; Dialogues Suggested By Various Temperaments And Circumstances; Sudden Enlightenment And Gradual Attainment ; Royal Patronage; Final Words And Death Of The Patriarch; EndnotesAbout the Publisher: Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.orgForgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

Reviews:
  • Zolorn
I love this book. What a collection of sutras - Lankavatara, Diamond, heart, Hui Neng --- each gives you something, more than something. I can't vouch for scholarship of the translations or editing. It was done by an amateur - a Buddhist lover and transmitter on the earlyish side of last century. But the texts themselves give you more than you hoped for. I learned about it from a Jack Kerouac exhibit at the NYC public library a few years ago. He was particularly taken with the Diamond sutra. I was most taken with the Lankavatara sutra, which, if I recall, was one of D. T. Suzuki's first main English translations of Buddhist texts. Repeated readings of this collection are like wave after wave of something precious at the heart of being. Don't miss any.

Michael Eigen
Author, Flames from the Unconscious and Feeling Matters
  • Jox
this is the CHEAPEST you'll find. if you want a professionally-edited manuscript, try a different version. you'll get what you pay for.