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The Lalitavistara: Memoirs of the Early Life of Sakya Sinha (Chs. 1- 15)

The Lalitavistara: Memoirs of the Early Life of Sakya Sinha (Chs. 1- 15)
$43.00
Item Code: IDI575
Author: R. L. Mitra
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 8170305764
Pages: 279
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.7"X 5.5
From the Jacket

It is one of the nine Mahayana texts. The Lalitavistara is a biography of Buddha. It has twenty-seven chapters in which an account of the Buddha legend upto the Sermon of Varanasi. It originally contained the biography of Buddha according to the Sarvastivada school of Hinayana. From the view point of History o religion and literature, it is of immense value. The present book contains English translation of chapter 1 to XV.

CONTENTS
Ch. 1-Introductory Discourse1-21
Ch. 2-The Exhortation22-31
Ch. 3-The Dynasty32-52
Ch. 4-Initiatory Lights of Religion53-68
Ch. 5-Preparations for Descent69-87
Ch. 6-The Descent88-108
Ch. 7-The Birth109-157
Ch. 8-Visit to the Temple158-162
Ch. 9-Ornamentation163-165
Ch. 10-Education166-174
Ch. 11-Visit to an Agricultural Village175-182
Ch. 12-Display of Accomplishment183-206
Ch. 13-The Imploration207-233
Ch. 14-The Dream234-245
Ch. 15-The Renunciation246-263
Index265-279

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