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by Dwight Goddard

ePub A Buddhist Bible download
Author:
Dwight Goddard
ISBN13:
978-1602067943
ISBN:
1602067945
Language:
Publisher:
Cosimo Classics (October 15, 2007)
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Subcategory:
Buddhism
ePub file:
1815 kb
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1478 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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955

author: Dwight Goddard d. ate. citation: 1938 d. dentifier.

author: Dwight Goddard d. origpath: 212 d. copyno: 1 d.

A Buddhist Bible book. The importance of this book lies in its role in the development of American Buddhism as well as, of course, in the texts themselves. Dwight Goddard, according to Aitken's introduction, was an enigmatic figure with training first as an engineer (where he became wealthy as a result of an invention) and as a Christian minister.

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My experience is identical to someone who posted last year. I find that hilarious). The description implied the cover might look different but the "peek inside" table of contents was near 700 pages-like my old one.

This Chinese type of Buddhism is called Ch'an in China, and Zen in Japan, and Zen seems to be the more familiar name for it. .

This Chinese type of Buddhism is called Ch'an in China, and Zen in Japan, and Zen seems to be the more familiar name for it in America and Europe. To this is added Historical and Literary Introductions and a few notes that seem to be called for to make certain phases of the Sutras more easily intelligible.

A Buddhist Bible - Dwight Goddard. It is only within the last twenty-five years that books written by competent and sympathetic Buddhist scholars have begun to appear. Moreover, knowledge of Buddhism has come at first through translations of Pali texts which represent an older and more primitive type of Buddhism. It is only recently that the great Sanskrit texts, revealing the later philosophical and metaphysical riches of the Mahayana type, have been translated and appreciated.

The Buddhist Bible was first published in Vermont in 1932 by DWIGHT GODDARD (1861-1939), a pioneer in the American Zen Buddhist . This book is by far the best collection of Buddhist scriptures I've ever seen

The Buddhist Bible was first published in Vermont in 1932 by DWIGHT GODDARD (1861-1939), a pioneer in the American Zen Buddhist movement. This book is by far the best collection of Buddhist scriptures I've ever seen. While it is perhaps not the best book to serve as an introduction to Buddhist teachings, it does an outstanding job of introducing the westerner to Buddhist scriptures. I recommend that you have some basic understanding of Buddhist teachings before delving into the sutras, but the translations presented here do not require you to know much beforehand.

This is the first etext of A Buddhist Bible to appear on the Internet. However, he did nothing to water down or simplify the message of the sutras; quite the contrary. One can read this book repeatedly and still come back with new insights on each reading. John Bruno Hare, August 28th, 2004.

Buddhism, once thought of as a mysterious religion from the East, has now become very popular in the West, including the United States

Buddhism, once thought of as a mysterious religion from the East, has now become very popular in the West, including the United States. As Buddhism does not require any formal "conversion", American Buddhists can easily incorporate dharma practice into their normal routines and traditions. The result is that American Buddhists come from every ethnicity, nationality and religious tradition. In 2012, U-T San Diego estimated .

The Buddhist Bible was first published in Vermont in 1932 by DWIGHT GODDARD (1861-1939), a pioneer in the American Zen Buddhist movement. It contains edited versions of foundational Buddhist texts designed to provide spiritual seekers with the heart of the Zen message. Writing at a time when Buddhism was greatly misunderstood in the West, Goddard hoped to bring a new and deep understanding to light. His mission was not only to explain Buddhism to his fellow Americans but to show how the ancient religion could be made relevant to modern problems. The Buddhist Bible made a huge impact when it was published and is known to have influenced the views of iconic Beat author Jack Kerouac.
  • This is slow reading, but if you're looking for a book that has a lot of the sutras with no commentary then this is it. This has been a great daily reader for the last few months.

    UPDATE (April 7, 2017) - as the book as progressed there has been more commentary in some of the later chapters. I've really enjoyed the layout of the book following the path of texts over the years. I've also really enjoyed reading about Dwight Goddard on tr side, and really appreciate the compassion and dedication he showed in compiling this text for an English speaking audience in 1938!

  • My experience is identical to someone who posted last year. I ordered "A Buddhist
    Bible" by Goddard to replace mine that I had given up (to release my attachment to it)
    only to find I'm still attached. (I find that hilarious).
    The correct one is paperback and has a black cover with
    A red square on it with the Title "A Buddhist Bible edited by Dwight Goddard and a
    forward by Robert Aitken." The description implied
    the cover might look different but the "peek inside" table of contents was near 700 pages-like my old one. Turns out the table of contents WAS from the old version and the hardcover book I received (With a Buddha likeness on the front) only had 300+ pages and none of the text I wanted. Not even my favorite disciple "Ananda" with his wonderful lack of understanding and requests for the Buddha to more fully explain concepts. (I have missed him dearly).
    Amazon was a pleasure to deal with and did rectify the problem with lightening speed. (They still need to change their description and table of contents for
    the shorter version so be careful when ordering.)
    I read this book over a few years (decades ago) savoring each page. More calming than Paxil and the side effects are wonderful!
    I consider this my foundation of Buddhist knowledge. The book just arrived so
    tomorrow 9/10/11 I will begin my reading enjoyment.

  • I purchased this book thinking that it was the same as a book I used to have back in the mid-90's of the same title by the same author. I assumed that this was just an updated version, but the majority of text has been completely cut out in favor of large print. Very disappointed.

  • I am performing a personal study of how world religions are similar and/or different.

  • Not what I wanted. This one is missing a lot from the other edition. Be sure you are ordering the right copy.

  • I LOVE IT GREAT BOOK

  • All encompassing.... Covers all aspects of Buddhism. Great book for an in depth study tool.

  • I love the book, there is almost no damage almost like new