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The Hermit's Hut (Architecture and Asceticism in India)
by Kazi K. Ashraf
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Dev Publishers and Distributors

Item Code: NAK141
Price: $75.00
The Buddhist Schools of The Small Vehicle
by Andre Bareau
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Dev Publishers and Distributors

Item Code: NAK144
Price: $60.00
A Trans-Asiatic Link in Buddhist Chronology (An Old and Rare Book)
by Wei Kuei-sun
Paperback (Edition: 1991)
Tara Printing Works. Varanasi

Item Code: NAK913
Price: $20.00
दसबोधिसत्तुप्पत्तिकथा: Dasa Bodhi Sattuppatti Katha (Pali Granth Mala)
by डॉ. सुरेन्द्र कुमार (Dr. Surendra Kumar)
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Sampurnanand Sanskrit University

Item Code: NZH051
Price: $20.00
गौतम बुद्ध: Gautama Buddha
by अधीश कुमार (Adish Kumar)
Paperback (Edition: 2001)
Lokhit Prakashan, Lucknow

Item Code: NZH086
Price: $5.00
जैनागम और पालि पिटकगत कुछ समान विषयों की चर्चा - Some Common Subjects in Pali Pitaka and Jain Agama (An Old and Rare Book)
by दलसुख मालवणिया (Dalsukh Malvaniya)
Paperback (Edition: 1983)
Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute

Item Code: NZH022
Price: $25.00
Sacred Books of The East (Set of 50 Volumes)
by F. Max Muller
Hardcover (Edition: 1995 to 2014)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd

Item Code: NAK401
Price: $795.00
An Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Deities, Demigods, Godlings, Saints and Demons: With Special Focus on Iconographic Attributes (2 Volumes)
by Fredrick W. Bunce & Illustrated By: G.X. Capdi, M.F.A
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.

Item Code: IDD142
Price: $275.00
सच्चसंखेपो: Saccasankhepo
by श्री लक्ष्मीनारायण तिवारी (Shri Lakshmi Narayan Tiwari)
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Sampurnanand Sanskrit University

Item Code: NZH018
Price: $20.00
Life in Sanchi Sculpture
by A.L. Srivastava
Hardcover (Edition: 1983)
Abhinav Publications

Item Code: IDE369
Price: $35.00
A Short Practice of Green Tara (Including Praises to the Twenty-One Taras)
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Thubten Yeshe
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
FPMT Education Dept

Item Code: IDJ707
Price: $11.50
Void and Fullness in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions (Sunya – Purna – Pleroma)
by Bettina Baumer John R. Dupuche
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
D.K. Printworld

Item Code: IHK040
Price: $35.00
Development of Buddhist Iconography in Eastern India : A study of Tara, Prajnas of Five Tathagatas and Bhrikuti
by Mallar Ghosh
Hardcover (Edition: 1980)
Munshiram Manoharlal

Item Code: NAB075
Price: $40.00
Science and Golden Ratios in Mandala Architecture
by Rekha Rao
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.

Item Code: NAC641
Price: $40.00
Buddhist Art in Tibet: New Insights On Ancient Treasures (A Study of Paintings and Sculpture From 8th to 18th Century)
by Michael Henss
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Aditya Prakashan

Item Code: NAD821
Price: $65.00
The Supereme Buddha
by Rahul Sankrityayan
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Samyak Prakashan

Item Code: NAG330
Price: $15.00
Voice of The Void (Aesthetics of The Buddhist Mandala on The Basis of The Doctrine of Vak in Trika Saivism)
by Sung Min Kim
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: NAJ938
Price: $85.00
पातिमोक्स: Patimokkha (An Old and Rare Book)
by R. D. Vadekar
Paperback (Edition: 1939)
Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute

Item Code: NZH023
Price: $20.00
Buddhist Paintings of Tun-Huang
by Lokesh Chandra
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Niyogi Books

Item Code: NAJ978
Price: $100.00
Buddhist Tales in Modern Times Stories of the Soul
by Ven. Gyomyo Nakamura
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: IHL665
Price: $13.50
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Buddhist Text Literature: What the Buddha Said and Taught
Knowledge of the teachings of the Buddha is based on several canons of scripture, which derive from the early Sangha’s oral transmission of bodies of teachings agreed on at several councils. The Theravadin ‘Pali Canon’ is preserved in the Pali language, which is based upon a dialect close to that spoken by the Buddha. It is the most complete extant early canon, and contains some of the earliest material. Most of its teachings are in fact the common property of all Buddhist schools, being simply the teachings which the Theravadins preserved from the early common stock.

The Pali literature has been divided by one scholar into roughly three periods. The early, or classical, period begins with the Pali Canon itself and ends with the Milindha-pañha about the turn of the Christian era. After a period of being in comparative disuse or decline, Pali underwent a renaissance in the 4th or 5th century with the help of Buddhaghosa, and this period lasted until the 12th Century. The third period coincides with major political changes in Burma and lasted for some time in Sri Lanka, and much longer in Burma.

The Canon is traditionally described by the Theravada as the Word of the Buddha (Buddhavacana), though this is obviously not intended in a literal sense, since it includes teachings by disciples.

The traditional Theravādin (Mahavihārin) interpretation of the Pali Canon is given in a series of commentaries covering nearly the whole Canon, compiled by Buddhaghosa (4th–5th century CE) and later monks, mainly on the basis of earlier materials now lost. Subcommentaries have been written afterward, commenting further on the Canon and its commentaries. The traditional Theravādin interpretation is summarized in Buddhaghosa's Visuddhimagga.

The Pāli Canon falls into three general categories, called pitaka (from Pali piṭaka, meaning "basket"). Because of this, the canon is traditionally known as theTipiṭaka (Sanskrit: Tripiṭaka; "three baskets"). The three pitakas are as follows:

Vinaya Pitaka ("Discipline Basket"), dealing with rules for monks and nuns

Sutta Pitaka (Sutra/Sayings Basket), discourses, mostly ascribed to the Buddha, but some to disciples

Abhidhamma Pitaka, variously described as philosophy, psychology,metaphysics, etc.

Six complete vinayas survive:

Theravada, written in Pali.

Mula-Sarvāstivāda, written in Sanskrit, but surviving complete only in Tibetan translation.

Mahāsānghika, Sarvāstivāda, Mahīshāsika, and Dharmagupta, originally in Indian languages, but only surviving in Chinese translation.

The Suttas contain the main teachings of Buddhism. Which in the Pali Canon are divided into five Nikaya’s or ‘Collections’, the first four (sixteen volumes) generally being the older. The Pali Canon was one of the earliest to be written down, this being in Sri Lanka in around 80 BC, after which little, if any, new material was added to it. There are also sections of six non-Theravadin early canons preserved in Chinese and Tibetan translations, fragments of a Sanskrit Canon still existing in Nepal, and odd texts in various languages of India and Central Asia found in Tibet, Central Asia, and Japan.

Abhidharma (in Pali, Abhidhamma) means 'further Dharma' and is concerned with the analysis of phenomena. It grew initially out of various lists of teachings such as the 37 Bodhipaksika-dharmas or the 37 Factors leading to Awakening. The Abhidharma literature is chiefly concerned with the analysis of phenomena and the relationships between them. The Theravāda Abhidhamma survives in the Pali Canon. Outside of the Theravada monasteries the Pali Abhidharma texts are not well-known.

The extensive non-canonical Pali literature includes additional Abhidhamma works, historical chronicles, and many volumes of commentaries. An extremely clear introduction to many points of Buddhist doctrine is the Milindapanha, which purports to record conversations between a Buddhist monk and Milinda (Menander; c.155-130 BC), a king of Greek ancestry. Another is the Visuddhimagga, a very influential Theravada compendium of meditation practices and doctrine, written by Buddhaghosa (fifth century AD).

Mahayana texts were composed from around the first century BC, originating as written, not oral, works. In time, they were recorded in a form of the Indian prestigious language, Sanskrit. Mahayana sutras are traditionally considered by Mahayanists to be the word of the Buddha, but transmitted either in secret, via lineages of supernatural beings (such as the nagas), or revealed directly from other Buddhas or bodhisattvas. Some 600 Mahayana Sutras have survived in Sanskrit, or in Chinese and/or Tibetan translation.While many are attributed to the Buddha, their form and content clearly show that they were later re-statements and extensions of the Buddha’s message. The main sources for our understanding of Mahayana teachings are the very extensive Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist Canons. While most of the Pali Canon has been translated into English, only selected texts from these have been translated into Western languages, though much progress is being made.

Here is a wide range of Buddhist books, covering the primary literature of Buddhism, including the complete Pali canon, as also secondary and modern studies on the texts believed to reflect the Buddha's teachings directly.

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