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Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism


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This Routledge Library Edition brings together titles on Buddhism which were originally published over a period of fifty years or so, starting in the 1920s.

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Buddhism and Christianity Some Bridges of Understanding

Buddhism and Christianity: Some Bridges of Understanding

1st Edition

By Winston L King
July 28, 2008

After a brief historical survey, the doctrines of dharma and karma are discussed and key elements that appear in contrasting forms in the two religions are examined.  Originally published in 1963....

Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition A Guide

Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition: A Guide

1st Edition

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
July 21, 2008

A clear and straightforward introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, this book presents the basic teachings of Buddha in a way that people can readily comprehend and put into practice in their daily lives. Topics such as reincarnation, actions and their effects, emptiness, liberation and enlightenment are...

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation

1st Edition

By Edward Conze
September 19, 2008

As an intensely practical religion, Buddhism has concentrated on devising a great number of meditations. In recent years psychologists have shown great interest in the therapeutic value of these meditations, but accurate information about them has been hard to come by. The most outstanding original...

Buddhist Thought in India Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy

Buddhist Thought in India: Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy

1st Edition

By Edward Conze
March 27, 2008

Originally published in 1962. This book discusses and interprets the main themes of Buddhist thought in India and is divided into three parts: Archaic Buddhism: Tacit assumptions, the problem of "original Buddhism", the three marks and the perverted views, the five cardinal virtues, the ...

Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

1st Edition

By Peter Masefield
July 31, 2008

Originally published in 1986. In this study of initiation in the Nikayas (Discourses of the Buddha), the author presents evidence which makes it clear that salvation in early Buddhism depended upon the intervention of the Buddha’s grace. Contrary to the view of Buddhism as a philosophy of ...

Dogen's Formative Years An Historical and Annotated Translation of the Hokyo-ki

Dogen's Formative Years: An Historical and Annotated Translation of the Hokyo-ki

1st Edition

By Takashi James Kodera
March 27, 2008

Originally published in 1980. Dogen was the founder of the Soto School of Zen and one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Japanese Buddhism. When originally published, this historical and textual study was the first to examine in detail the line of continuity between Dogen and his ...

Idealistic Thought of India

Idealistic Thought of India

1st Edition

By P T Raju
September 17, 2008

When first published in 1953, metaphysical idealism was still the dominant philosophy of India. This volume depicts the metaphysical strands of the life and philosophy of India in the light of those of the West and brings out the deeper implications of idealistic metaphysics.      ...

Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way The Essential Chapters From The Prasannapada of Candrakirti

Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way: The Essential Chapters From The Prasannapada of Candrakirti

1st Edition

By Mervyn Sprung
May 20, 2008

Originally published in 1979. The Prasannapada is the explanation of the versed aphorisms of Nagarjuna which are the first and basic statement of the Buddhist philosophy of the middle way. When first published, this volume was the first attempt, in any European language, to present all the ...

Pathways of Buddhist Thought Essays from The Wheel

Pathways of Buddhist Thought: Essays from The Wheel

1st Edition

By Ven Nyanaponika
September 17, 2008

  Originally published in 1971. The essays in this volume cover some of the most important aspects of Buddhism and include discussion of such themes as the nature of Buddhism, Buddhist ethics and philosophical concepts, Buddhism and science, the Power of Mindfulness, Anatta and Nibbana. &...

Philosophies of India

Philosophies of India

1st Edition

By Heinrich Zimmer
May 07, 2008

Originally published in 1973. The volume is divided into four sections: The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially the Guhyasamahatantra; the section also covers Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric ...

The Buddhist Tantras Light on Indo-Tibetan Esotericism

The Buddhist Tantras: Light on Indo-Tibetan Esotericism

1st Edition

By Alex Wayman
June 04, 2008

Originally published in 1973. The volume is divided into four sections: The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially the Guhyasamahatantra; the section also covers Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric ...

The Buddhist Teaching of Totality The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism

The Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism

1st Edition

By Garma C C Chang
May 23, 2008

Originally published in 1971. Long regarded as a classic, this volume is one of the most systematic treatments of Hwa Yen to have appeared in the English language. With excellently translated selections of Hwa Yen readings, factual information and discussion, it is highly recommended to readers ...

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