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The Dhammapada (with introductory Essays, Pali Text, English Translation and Notes)
by S. Radhakrishnan
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Oxford University Press

Item Code: NAI128
Price: $25.00
Contribution of P.C. Bagchi on Sino-Indo Tibetology
by Haraprasad Ray
Paperback (Edition: 2002)
The Asiatic Society

Item Code: NAI130
Price: $15.00
Quotes of Buddha
by Harish Dhillon
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Hay House Publishers

Item Code: NAI134
Price: $10.00
Causality and its Application: Samkhya, Buddha and Nyaya
by J.L. SHAW
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Punthi Pustak

Item Code: NAI202
Price: $20.00
Parables of Jesus and Buddha (Exegesis and Anomaly)
by Sthitaprajna
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Intellectual Book Corner

Item Code: NAI054
Price: $16.00
Buddhism: A Modern Perspective
by Charles S. Prebish
Hardcover (Edition: 1975)
Sri Satguru Publication

Item Code: NAH566
Price: $33.00
Paradigms of Logic in Dharmakirti's Nyayabindu
by Dr. K.K. Ambikadevi
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Publication Division University of Calicut

Item Code: NAH452
Price: $20.00
Tantra in Tibet – The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra-Volume I
by Tsong-ka-pa
Paperback (Edition: 1987)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers

Item Code: NAC654
Price: $21.50
Ideas and Movements in The Age of The Mauryas (With Special Reference to Pali and Ardhamagadhi Source)
by S.N. Dube
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Item Code: NAH524
Price: $55.00
Nivedan (The Autobiography of Dharmanand Kosambi)
by Meera Kosambi
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Permanemt Black

Item Code: NAH530
Price: $25.50
BUDDHISM
by Annie Besant
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
The Theosophical Publishing House

Item Code: IDF569
Price: $6.00
Bhavya's Madhyamakahrdaya: Yogacaratattvaviniscayavatara (Pariccheda Five)
by Chr. Lindtner
Paperback
Adyar Library and Research Centre

Item Code: NAH317
Price: $10.00
The Tibetan Corpse Stories (By Acarya Nagarjuna and King Gautamiputra)
by Ryoshun Kajihma
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers

Item Code: NAH515
Price: $54.00
The 14th Dalai Lama (Buddha of Compassion)
by Aravinda Anantharaman
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: NAI013
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Life of Buddha
by Kashinath Potdar
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Shri Samarth Granth Bhavan

Item Code: NAF174
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बौद्ध धर्म दर्शन एवं धर्मनिरपेक्षता: Buddhist Philosophy and Secularism
by डॉ. रमेश कुमार द्धिवेदी (Dr. Ramesh Kumar Dwivedi)
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Sampurnanand Sanskrit University

Item Code: NAI596
Price: $30.00
Postcards From Ura (Bhutan)
by Savita Rao
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Tulika Publishers

Item Code: NAH405
Price: $15.00
सच की खोज: Search for Truth (Life of Buddha for Children)
by लीला जॉर्ज (Leila George)
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
National Book Trust India

Item Code: NZD189
Price: $8.00
धम्मपदं (संस्कृत एवम् हिन्दी अनुवाद) -  Dhammapada
by श्रीकन्छेदीलाल गुप्त (Shri Kanchhedilal Gupta)
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Chaukhambha Vidya Bhawan

Item Code: HAA732
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Thoughts on Sankhya Buddhism and Vedanta
by Swami Abhedananda
Hardcover (Edition: 1989)
Ramakrishna Vedanta Math

Item Code: IDG970
Price: $11.50
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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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