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Tibetan Buddhism Reason and Revelation
by Steven D. Goodman and Ronald M. Davidson
Hardcover (Edition: 1993)
Sri Satguru Publications

Item Code: NAJ817
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Puggalapannattipali (Abhidhammapitake)
by Dr. Om Prakash Pathak and Dr. Veena Gaur
Hardcover (Edition: 2000)
Eastern Book Linkers

Item Code: NAJ549
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The Sutta-Nipata
by P.V. Bapat
Hardcover (Edition: 1990)
Sri Satguru Publications

Item Code: NAJ655
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An Introduction to Buddhism and Tantric Meditation
by Dalai Lama
Paljor Publications

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नमस्कार चिन्तामणि: Namaskar Chintamani
by श्री कुंदकुंद विजयजी महाराज (Shri Kund Kund Vijayji Maharaj)
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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बौध्दधर्म दर्शन: A Comprehensive View of Buddhism
by आचार्य नरेन्द्रदेव (Acharya Narendradev)
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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प्रमाणवार्तिकम्: Pramana Vartik of Dharmakirti (Set of 3 Volumes) (An Old Book)
by स्वामी योगीन्द्रानन्द (Swami Yogindrananda)
Hardcover (Edition: 1991)
Chaukhamba Vidya Bhawan

Item Code: NAI952
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Vajrayogini Sadhana and Commentary
by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

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Life in Ancient India (As Depicted in The Digha-Nikaya)
by Dr. Chittaranjan Patra
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Punthi Pustak

Item Code: NAJ357
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The Status of The Laity in Buddhism
by D.C. Ahir
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Sri Satguru Publications

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The Theory And Practice of The Mandala : With Special Reference To The Modern Psychology Of The Unconscious
by Giuseppe Tucci
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New Age Books

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बौद्ध धर्म को काशी की देन: Contribution of Kashi to Buddhism
by डॉ. शशि भूषण सिंह (Dr. Shashi Bhushan Singh)
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Suruchi Prakashan

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Chinnamasta: The Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess
by Elisabeth Anne Benard
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Motilal Banarsidass

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365 Jataka Tales and Other Stories
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Om Kidz – An Imprint of Om Books International

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Mapping the Bodhicaryavatara: Essays on Mahayana Ethics
by Pabitrakumar Roy
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

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Bamiyan Challenge to World Heritage
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Archaeological Survey of India

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The Sovereign All-Creating Mind The Motherly Buddha
by E.K. Neumaier-Dargyay
Hardcover (Edition: 1993)
Sri Satguru Publications

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 Life of The Buddha
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Paljor Publications Pvt. Ltd.

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Relation as Real: A Critique of Dharmakirti
by Raghunath Ghosh
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Sri Satguru Publications

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Winds of Change (an Autobiography of a Tibetan)
by Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa
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Paljor Publications Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi

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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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