Sacred Books of the East Vol.49 - Buddhist Mahayana Texts

Sacred Books of the East Vol.49 - Buddhist Mahayana Texts

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Author: F Max Muller
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 415
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120800281


This volume combines 2 books titled as Part I and II of texts. PART I relates to The Buddha-Karita of Asvaghosha, which is an early Sanskrit poem written in India on the legendary history of Buddha, and therefore contains much that is of interest for the history of Buddhism. The Sanskrit text of Buddha-Karita was published in 1893 in Anecdota Oxoniensia and was translated into English by E B Cowell. PART II covers The Larger Sukhavati-Vyuha, The Smaller Sukhavati-Vyuha, The Vagrakkhedika, The Larger Pragna-Paramita-Haridaya-Sutra, The Smaller Pragna-Paramita-Haridaya-Sutra - all translated by F Max Muller and The Amitayur-Dhyana-Sutra translated by J Takakusu. THIS is a complete repository of all the important sacred texts on which Buddhism takes its stand in Japan and the edition princeps of these sacred books are revered by one of the large and more influential sects of Buddhism, numbering more than ten million of followers in Japan alone and reveal what the doctrines of the historical Buddha have become in the Mahayana-school, more particularly in the monasteries of Japan.