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The Glorious Deeds Of Purna

The Glorious Deeds Of Purna
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About the Book: 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 li...
About the Book:

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

Contents


Achnowledgements

Abbreviations

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
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