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Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana Doctrine

Ashvagosha

The Awakening of Faith might also be rendered The Mahayana Faith or The Faith of the New Buddhism. Its importance is apparent when we consider that its doctrines are the fundamental ones of the Mahayana Faith, which is by far the chief school of Buddhism, not only in Japan, but also in China, where are the great majority of the Buddhists of the world.

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Buddhism and Buddhists in China

Lewis Hodus

From the Preface: ‘Buddhism is a religion which must be viewed from many angles. Its original form, as preached by Gautama in India and developed in the early years succeeding, and as embodied in the sacred literature of early Buddhism, is not representative of the actual Buddhism of any land today. The faithful student of Buddhist literature…

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Buddhism in Tibet

Emil Schlagintweit

Buddhism In Tibet, Illustrated by Literary Documents and Objects of Religious Worship With An Account Of The Buddhist Systems That Preceded It In India, covers Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, the Tibetan Priesthood, Religious Buildings and Monuments, Representation of Buddhist Deities and Religious Ceremonies. Fully illustrated.

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A Buddhist Bible

A Buddhist Bible

Dwight Goddard

Comprising of the favourite scriptures of the Zen sect, including The Diamond Sutra, The Lankavatara Sutra, The Sutra Of Transcendental Wisdom, and The Sutra Of The Sixth Patriarch. This first edition was self-published in Vermont by Goddard.

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Buddhist Psalms

Buddhist Psalms

S. Yamabe and Lily Adams Beck

This entry in the Wisdom of the East series consists of a translation of the Jodo-Wasan, the Psalms of the Pure Land. This text is by Shinran Shonin, the 10th century Japanese monk who founded Shin Buddhism, a branch of Pure Land Buddhism. This is one of the most popular sects of Buddhism in Japan, centering around devotional practices as…

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Buddhist Scriptures

Buddhist Scriptures

E. J. Thomas

This is a short collection of excerpts from Buddhist scripture, selected by an expert in the field. It includes several stories drawn from the Buddhas’ life, including past lives from the Jataka. While less stress is placed on theological matters, the basics of the Buddha’s message are all here.

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Chinese Buddhism

Joseph Edkins

Includes the life of Buddha in four chapters, the Patriarchs of the Northern Buddhists, a sketch of the history of Buddhism in China, the Schools of Chinese Buddhism, the Buddhist Moral System, relation of Buddhism to Hindu Mythology, Buddhist Literature and the Buddhist Universe.

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The Creed of Buddha

The Creed of Buddha

Edmond Holmes

Edmond Holmes, a Pantheist, reviews Buddhist theology and critiques Western conceptions (or misconceptions) of fundamental concepts such as Nirvana. In this book Holmes attempts to get back to the core of what Buddha taught, not necessarily what is considered orthodox. His interpretation is thought-provoking.

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