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RLE: Buddhism (20 vols)

RLE: Buddhism (20 vols)

1st Edition

Various
February 15, 2008

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...

Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism

1st Edition

Peter Masefield
February 15, 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...

The Central Philosophy of Buddhism: A Study of the Madhyamika System

The Central Philosophy of Buddhism: A Study of the Madhyamika System

1st Edition

T R V Murti
February 15, 2008

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...

Pathways of Buddhist Thought: Essays from The Wheel

Pathways of Buddhist Thought: Essays from The Wheel

1st Edition

Ven Nyanaponika
February 15, 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. &...

The Buddha's Philosophy: Selections from the Pali Canon and an Introductory Essay

The Buddha's Philosophy: Selections from the Pali Canon and an Introductory Essay

1st Edition

G F Allen
February 12, 2008

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...

Buddhism and Christianity: Some Bridges of Understanding

Buddhism and Christianity: Some Bridges of Understanding

1st Edition

Winston L King
February 12, 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....

The Wheel of Death: Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources

The Wheel of Death: Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources

1st Edition

Philip Kapleau
February 12, 2008

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...

Philosophies of India

Philosophies of India

1st Edition

Heinrich Zimmer
February 12, 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...

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

Takashi James Kodera
February 12, 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

P T Raju
February 12, 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.      ...

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation

1st Edition

Edward Conze
February 12, 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...

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

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

1st Edition

Garma C C Chang
February 12, 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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