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ललितविस्तर: The Lalitavistara (An Old and Rare Books)
by शान्तिभिक्षु शास्त्री (Shanti Bhikshu Shastri)
Hardcover (Edition: 1992)
Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow

Item Code: NZF789
Price: $40.00
वज्र सूची (संस्कृत एवं हिंदी अनुवाद)- The Vajra List
by श्री अश्वघोष (Shri Ashva Gosh)
Paperback (Edition: 1985)
Chaukhambha Amarabharati Prakashan

Item Code: NZF800
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The Life of The Buddha and The Early History of His Order
by William Woodville Rockhill
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Sri Satguru Publications

Item Code: NAJ438
Price: $25.00
The Thirty Seven Practices of All Buddhas' Sons
by Thogme Zangpo
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Library of Tibetan Works and Achieves

Item Code: NAJ424
Price: $8.00
Wisdom of Jataka Tales (Collection of Stories Related to The Previous Births of Lord Buddha)
by Anuradha Srivastava
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Manoj Publications

Item Code: NAJ428
Price: $10.00
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
The Tattvasangraha of Shantaraksita (Set of 2 Volumes)
by Ganganatha Jha
Hardcover (Edition: 1986)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: NAJ932
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King Kusha A Buddhist Tale (Comic Book)
by Anant Pai
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Amar Chitra Katha

Item Code: IDK635
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Dogen The Zen Master (Zen Masters Series)
by Osho Rajneesh

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The Rebel Publishing House

Item Code: IDF356
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Dictionary of Buddhist Doctrinal and Technical Terms
by Binayendra Nath Chaudhury
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Item Code: IDF366
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Mystical Buddhism: From a Sibylline Perspective
by Satadal Kargupta
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Item Code: IDF401
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The Pioneers of Buddhist Revival in India
by D.C.Ahir
Hardcover (Edition: 1989)
Sri Satguru Publications

Item Code: NAB686
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Sahajayana (A Study of Tantric Buddhism) - (An Old and Rare Book)
by Ramprasad Mishra
Hardcover (Edition: 1991)
Punthi Pustak

Item Code: NAG418
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Finding Your Own Way: The Discipline of Transcendence (On Buddha's Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters)
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Osho Media International

Item Code: NAJ944
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The Theory And Practice of The Mandala : With Special Reference To The Modern Psychology Of The Unconscious
by Giuseppe Tucci
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
New Age Books

Item Code: NAE261
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पाँच बौध्द दार्शनिक: Five Buddhist Philosopher
by राहुल सांकृत्यायन (Rahul Sankrityayan)
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Vani Prakashan

Item Code: NZG046
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Selections from the Buddha
by F. Max MullerSamuel Beal
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Pilgrims Publishing, Varanasi

Item Code: IDJ038
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श्रीगुहयासमाज तंत्रम (Guhyasamaj Tantra)
by Kashinath Nyaupane
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Indian Mind

Item Code: NAC980
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Red Tara Commentary (Instructions For The Concise Practice Known As Red Tara: An Open Door To Bliss And Ultimate Awareness)
by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche by Chagdud Khadro
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Pilgrims Publishing, Varanasi

Item Code: IDI689
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Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna
by Yangchen Gawai Lodoe
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

Item Code: IHG011
Price: $29.00
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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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