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Sayings of the Buddha

New Translations from the Pali Nikayas
  • By Rupert Gethin
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As more and more westerners study and practice Buddhism, reliable modern translations of the Buddha's teachings are increasingly in demand. One of the main sources for knowledge of the Buddhadharma is the four Pali Nikayas or "collections" of his sayings. Written in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to Sanskrit, the Nikayas are among the oldest Buddhist texts and consist of more than one and a half million words. This new translation offers a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings, reflecting the full variety of material contained in the Nikayas: the central themes of the Buddha's teaching (his biography, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life) and the range of literary style (myth, dialogue, narrative, short sayings, verse). This edition is the most critically up-to-date and For anyone seeking a more direct encounter with the Buddha's words and teaching, this new translation will prove to be essential reading, rewarding scholars and practitioners alike.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780192839251
    • Manufacturer: Oxford Univ Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780192839251
    • Publication Date: 12/01/2008
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Rupert Gethin
    • Page Count: 336
    • Width: 5.00 inches
    • Height: 0.80 inches
    • Length: 7.70 inches
    • Weight: 0.55 pounds
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