The avadana literature is the largest corpus of Sanskrit Buddhist texts available to us. By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first century account of the life of the saint Purna, the present study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of a genre which has played an essential role in Buddhist self-understanding for over two thousand years.
About the Author:
Joel Tatelman is an independent scholar living in Toronto. He studied English, Sanskrit, Pali and Classical Indian Religion in Canada and England and is currently working on the legend of the Buddha's wife in medieval Nepal
Chapter One Introduction Chapter Two The Glorious Deeds of Purna (Purnavadana) Chapter Three A study of the Purnavadana Chapter Four Concluding Remarks Appendix One Exposition of the Discourse on the Exhortation of Punna (Punnovadasuttavannana) Appendix Two Exposition of the Elder Punna's Verse (Punnatheragathavannana) Appendix Three The Glorious Deeds of Purna (Purnavadana: Bodhisattvavadanakalpalata XXXVI) Appendix Four Anathapindada, Purna and Kotikarna in the Mahasamghika Vinaya (Translated by Mark Dennis and Joseph Dennis) Bibliography Index
Item Code: IDD405 Author: Joel Tatelman Cover: HardCover Edition: 2001 Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 8120818075 Language: English Size: 8.8" X 5.8" Pages: 235