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Author: Edward Conze,I. B. Horner,D. Snellgrove
ISBN: 1425421431
Language: English
Pages: 324 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (March 3, 2006)
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This unique anthology of Buddhist scripture traces the development of Buddhism through the ages . The most comprehensive book on Buddhist philosophy down the centuries and around the world one is likely to find. This source book is one to dip into again and again.

This unique anthology of Buddhist scripture traces the development of Buddhism through the ages and around the world. Designed to serve scholars and students, this classic text has become a valuable resource for Buddhists and all those who wish to explore for themselves the original sources of one of the world's great religions. - Two worlds 'A welcome addition to our anthologies; gives wider coverage, perhaps, than any other. - Journal of the American Oriental Society.

In 1930, she published her first book, Women Under Primitive Buddhism. Horner, David Snellgrove, Arthur Waley

In 1930, she published her first book, Women Under Primitive Buddhism. In 1934, Horner was awarded the title of an . Horner, David Snellgrove, Arthur Waley. Minor anthologies of the Pali Canon (vol. 4): Vimanavatthu and Petavatthu (1974), translated by I. B. Horner. Edward Conze studied Indian and comparative philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Hamburg

This unique anthology of Buddhist scripture traces the development of Buddhism through the ages and around the world. Edward Conze studied Indian and comparative philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Hamburg. He later lectured in psychology, philosophy, and comparative religion at Oxford, held a number of academic appointments, and served as Vice-President of the Buddhist Society.

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Start by marking Buddhist Texts through the Ages as Want to Read . Eberhart Julius Dietrich Conze, who published as Edward Conze, studied Indian and comparative philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Hamburg.

Start by marking Buddhist Texts through the Ages as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. So what the book really is, is a collection of nondescript texts that are presented without any context, relevance, time lines, or anything else that could serve to gain an understanding of the text and how they relate to the subject. Unless, of course, you consult a variety of additional reference works.

Buddhist Texts Through the Ages. From the publisher: This unique anthology of Buddhist scripture traces the development of Buddhism through the ages and around the world. Designed to serve scholars and students, this classic text has become a valuable resource for Buddhists and all those who wish to explore for themselves the original sources of one of the world’s great religions.

Edward Conze (1904-1979) was a notable translator of Eastern texts into English, as well as the author of books . Buddhist texts trough the ages Edward Conze, . Horner, David Snellgrove and Arthur Waley are big names in Buddhology.

They write in the Introduction to this 1954 book, "A comprehensive Anthology of Buddhist Texts has never before been attempted. As scholars they each represent a specific age and development in the history of Buddhist Thought.

Edward Conze presents the premier anthology of Buddhist texts and scriptures in. .I. Horner, D. Snellgrove, A. Waley. Open Road Media, 2014.

Edward Conze presents the premier anthology of Buddhist texts and scriptures in this stunningly ambitious collection. He traces the development of Buddhism through the ages, with translations from the original Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese.

Other books by Edward Conze: BUDDHISM. Its Essence & Development. Cassirer, Oxford 1951. That brings us to the Prajnaparamita which by some obscure karmic dispensation has during this life been my dominant interest. BUDDHIST TEXTS through the Ages. with I. L. Cassirer, Oxford 1954.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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Unirtay
This excellent book might be thought of as a larger version of Edward Conze "Buddhist Scriptures", which is not available in Kindle at this time (hint to Amazon!). "Buddhist Texts Through the Ages" is a wonderful resource for those meditators not turned off by what can seem to be pretty strange stuff. I got the paperback decades ago, and recently picked up the electronic version for the Kindle emulators on my PC and phone.

This is the real deal, actual Buddhist texts as written long ago. Modern humanists should try "suspension of disbelief" for a while and give it a try. This is not Buddhism for Dummies, or new age happy talk / positive thinking. I strongly recommend that it be read in conjunction with something like Thich Nhat Hanh's "Miracle of Mindfulness" which is authentic hard core Buddhism, but wisely written for our times.
Bine
Edward Conze (1904-1979) was a notable translator of Eastern texts into English, as well as the author of books such as "Buddhism: A Short History," "Buddhism: Its Essence and Development," etc. Other editors of this collection are Arthur Waley, David Snellgrove, and I.B. Horner.

They write in the Introduction to this 1954 book, "A comprehensive Anthology of Buddhist Texts has never before been attempted. The documents are distributed over so many languages that no one person could aim at knowing them all... Only in recent years has it become possible to translate accurately, and work done in the middle of the 20th century is likely to be greatly superior to anything done fifty or more years ago. All the texts in this book have been newly translated from the originals. The book is designed as a sequel to Dr. Conze's book 'Buddhism.'"

Here are some quotations from the book:

"A monk must not be abused or reviled in any way by a nun. From today admonition of monks by nuns is forbidden, admonition of nuns by monks is not forbidden." (Pg. 25)
"This consciousness is luminous, but it is defiled by adventitious defilments. The uninstructed average person does not understand this as it really is. Therefore I say that for him there is no mental development." (Pg. 33)
"Dhamma has been taught by me without making a distinction between esoteric and exoteric. For the Tathagata has not the closed fist of a teacher in respect of mental states." (Pg. 35)
"The Brahmins who do not know the truth, vainly recite the Vedas four... They do not know that dharma's the same as non-dharma... What is the use of austerities? What is the use of going on pilgrimage? ... Abandon such false attachments and renounce such illusion! Than knowledge of This there is nothing else. Other than This no one can know." (Pg. 224-226)
"Whatever pours forth from the mind, Possesses the nature of the owner. Are waves different from the water? Their nature like that of space is one and the same." (Pg. 234)
Alien
This is a lovely book providing excerpts from an assortment of texts. Of course, each person might choose differently, but the translators did a very creditable job. They included the Heart Sutra, description of the Dyanai Buddhas, & various selections which document many important principles described or assumed in contemporary books such as: egolessness-- Satasahasrika XLV f. 119: "It is because of I-making & mine-making that beings run & wander in birth & death," form--Mahaprajnaparamita, trans. Hsuan-tsang fasc. 532, ch 29 (I): "Form is nothing but holes & cracks," magical illusion-- Sikshasamuccaya 233-4 (Ratnakuta & Ratnacuda): "Thought is like a magical illusion...thought cannot review thought. As the blade of a sword cannot cut itself, as a finger-tip cannot touch itself, so a thought cannot see itself," duality--Satasahasrika LII, f. 279-83: "all dharmas are baseless...where there is duality, there is a basis," & luminosity-- Satasahasrika III, 495-502: "original nature is a state of transparent luminosity." They also include more unusual material such as some Yogacara works, a different view of the time-existence of the Buddha--Saddharmapundarika XV, 268-72: Although the Tathagata has not entered Nirvana, he makes a show of entering Nirvana, for the sake of those who have to be educated...aeons must elapse before my life-span is complete," & the remarkable Saraha, Dohakosha (Saraha's Treasury of Songs) which dismisses many still-prevalent Buddhist activities-- 13-5 "Will one gain release, abiding in meditation? What's the use of lamps? What's the use of offerings? What's to be done by reliance on mantras? Abandon such false attachments & renounce such illusion! ...Without meditating, without renouncing the world, One may stay at home in the company of one's wife. Can that be called perfect knowledge, Saraha says, If one is not released while enjoying the pleasures of sense?" In addition, David Snellgrove provides an excellent analysis of the Vimilakirti Sutra: "The fault in this plot is that it makes us expect too much from Vimalakirti's argumentative power...the actual quality of his discourse is not good enough. We are left wondering why all the Saints stood in such awe of him. The author of this sutra tries to make up for this defect by a series of flighty miraculous episodes, which serve only to enhance the general effect of triviality." Overall, the editors provide a fine, balanced overview of Buddhist literature & its development over the centuries.