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Book 6

Buddhist Scriptures


This is an inexpensive paperback that packs a wide range of Buddhist texts, translated from different languages, into one light (650 page) book.

  • brings together scriptures from a broad and geographical range
  • gathers works from Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese
  • provides tales of the Buddha's past lives
  • discusses qualities and qualifications for a monk
  • explores the many meanings of enlightenment
  • presents a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the nature of the Buddhist tradition

Lopez, Jr., Donald S., editor. Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Classics) (London: Penguin, 2004).


Buddhist Scriptures