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Bailey examines and translates the Hymn, the only known survivor of works attributed to Matrceta.
Presents the Buddha's teaching as the culmination of the Brahmanical tradition
Examines ethical data from early and later sources in an attempt to understand the theoretical nature of Buddhist ethics and clarify its role. This book rejects the view that ethics are only of limited or provisional validity.
Expanding on previous studies of Zen art history, material/visual culture, and religious practice, Zen and Material Culture focuses on the vast range of "stuff" in Japanese Zen, including beads, bowls, buildings, staffs, statues, rags, robes and even popular retail commodities distributed in America.
Steven Heine offers a compelling examination of the Mu Koan, widely considered to be the single best known and most widely circulated and transmitted koan record of the Zen school of Buddhism.
Distinguished philosophers, Buddhist scholars, physicists, and cognitive scientists examine the contrasts and connections between the worlds of Western science and Buddhism. Contributors, the Dalai Lama among them, assess not only the fruits of inquiry from East and West, they shed light on the underlying assumptions of these disparate world views.
"The Lotus Sutra" is considered to be the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist sutra and has had a profound impact on Chinese and Japanese literature. This abridged edition condenses the sutra from the most authoratative version, translated from Sanskrit into Chinese in 406 by the scholar Kumarajiva.