Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism

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.

  • RLE: Buddhism (20 vols)

    Edited by Various

    Both Routledge & Kegan Paul and Allen & Unwin were pioneers in publishing work on Buddhist philosophy long before the subject became fashionable in the 1960s, and this tradition has been sustained to the present day. Drawing on the deep backlist of these imprints, this new Routledge Library…

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  • Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

    By Peter Masefield

    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…

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  • The Central Philosophy of Buddhism

    A Study of the Madhyamika System

    By T R V Murti

    Originally published in 1955. The Madhyamika philosophy is, in the author’s view, the philosophy which created a revolution in Buddhism and through that in the whole range of Indian philosophy. This volume is a study of the Madhyamika philosophy in all its important aspects and is divided into…

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  • Pathways of Buddhist Thought

    Essays from The Wheel

    By Ven Nyanaponika

      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. &…

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  • The Buddha's Philosophy

    Selections from the Pali Canon and an Introductory Essay

    By G F Allen

    This study, originally published in 1959, traces the origin of Buddhism in Brahmanism, and fixes its relationship to Hinduism, describing and stressing the basic importance of Buddhist contemplation. The first half of the book introduces the very heart of Buddhism, while the second part presents…

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  • Buddhism and Christianity

    Some Bridges of Understanding

    By Winston L King

    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.…

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  • The Wheel of Death

    Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources

    By Philip Kapleau

    Originally published in 1972, this anthology examines death through the eyes of great Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Western masters. Instructions and specific rites are set forth to enable people to guide the mind of the dying through death and the Intermediate stage which follows. The sections of…

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  • Philosophies of India

    By Heinrich Zimmer

    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…

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  • Dogen's Formative Years

    An Historical and Annotated Translation of the Hokyo-ki

    By Takashi James Kodera

    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…

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  • Idealistic Thought of India

    By P T Raju

    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.      …

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  • Buddhist Meditation

    By Edward Conze

    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…

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  • The Buddhist Teaching of Totality

    The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism

    By Garma C C Chang

    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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  • The Buddhist Tantras

    Light on Indo-Tibetan Esotericism

    By Alex Wayman

    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…

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  • The Footprint of the Buddha

    By E F C Ludowyk

    Originally published in 1958, this volume discusses the Buddhist monuments of Sri Lanka, which represent a distinctive and valuable portion of the art of the ancient and medieval world. It traces the development of this artistic achievement and places it in the appropriate religious, philosophical…

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  • The Philosophical Traditions of India

    By P T Raju

      This volume conveys that Indian philosophy has intricate and complex metaphysical and epistemological theories as other philosophies and that these disciplines – epistemology and metaphysics – are an essential part of Indian philosophy.      …

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  • The Meaning of Life in Hinduism and Buddhism

    By Floyd H Ross

    Originally published in 1952. This volume, by discussing significant insights of Hinduism and Buddhism, answers the question "What is the meaning of life?" It illustrates the importance of Buddhist and Hindu teachings and their relevance to the West, as well as clarifying some of the religious and…

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  • The Buddhist Way of Life

    Its Philosophy and History

    By F Harold Smith

    Originally published in 1951. This study of Buddhism deals with the early tradition, followed by a brief consideration of its historicity and the form the religion takes in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. The main line of development in India, China and Japan is then discussed. Focussing on…

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  • Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way

    The Essential Chapters From The Prasannapada of Candrakirti

    By Mervyn Sprung

    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…

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  • Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition

    A Guide

    By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    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…

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  • Buddhist Thought in India

    Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy

    By Edward Conze

    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…

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