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The majority of the following books are from the library of Chon Tri. Many of the summaries and in his own words. If you wish to purchase the book, click on the cover image and you will be linked to Amazon.com.
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buy this book 21. HOW MASTER MOU REMOVES OUR DOUBTS: A READER-RESPONSE STUDY AND TRANSLATION OF THE MOU-TZU LI-HUO LUN
by Master Mou; John P. Keenan (translator)
Publisher: State University of New York Press (ISBN #: 0791422046, Paperback, 229 pp, September 1994)
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This is the first English translation of the earliest Chinese Buddhist text, but it is more than a translation. Keenan shows that Mou-tzu's Treatise On Alleviating Doubt is a Buddhist hermeneutic on the Chinese classics.

buy this book 22. HUA-YEN BUDDHISM: THE JEWEL NET OF INDRA
by Francis H. Cook
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press (ISBN #: 027102190X, Paperback, 164 pp, January 1977)
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Reviewer: Bryan W. Van Norden from Poughkeepsie, NY USA.
This book is an excellent introduction to Hua-yen Buddhistm (known as Kegon in Japan), a very important kind of Mahayana Buddhism, which has strongly influenced Ch'an (i.e., Zen) Buddhism. The basic teaching of Hua-yen is that "all is one and one is all." Cook explains what this means and how this form of Buddhism evolved.

buy this book 23. INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF NAGARJUNA
by Musashi Tachikawa
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publisher (ISBN #: 8120814665, Hardcover: 213 pages , September 1997)
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This book is a study of the Mulamadhya-makakarika (Middle Stanzas), the chief work of Nagarjuna. The Middle Stanzas is a treatise that integrates the concepts of dependent co-arising (Pratityasamutpada) and emptiness (Sunyata), fundamental to the thought of Mahayana Buddhism, but the manner in which Nagarjuna develops his arguments is unsual and the middle Stanzas has acquired a reputation as a difficult work.

buy this book 24. JNANAGARBHA ON THE TWO TRUTHS: AN EIGHT CENTURY HANDBOOK OF MADHYAMAKA PHILOSOPHY
by Jnanagarbha; Malcolm David Eckel (translator)
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass (ISBN #: 8120807782, Hard cover, 220 pp, January 1992)
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This is concise and lucid introduction to the issues and personalities that dominated Indian Madhyamika thought on the eve of its introduction to Tibet. (From the front flap of the book)

buy this book 25. LIVING ZEN
by Robert Linssen; Diana Abrahams-Curiel (translator)
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (ISBN #: 0802131360, Paperback, 348 pp, August 1977)
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Living Zen is that rare achievement, both a survey of the rich history of Zen Buddhism and a guide to the practice of this most demanding and effortless art of being. The distinguished Belgian Scholar Robert Linssen offers a sage corrective to the idea that the Zen way is available only to those prepared to sit life out under the Bhodi-Tree. Gently but insistently he undermines this typically Western View, inviting and enabling us, as Christmas Humphreys puts it in his preface, to take 'the leap from thought to No-thought, from the ultimate duality of Illusion/Reality to a burst of laughter and a cup of tea.'

buy this book 26. MADHYAMIKA AND YOGACARA: A STUDY OF MAHAYANA PHILOSOPHIES
by Gadjin M. Nagao, Leslie S. Kawamura (translator)
Publisher: State University of New York Press (ISBN #: 0791401863, Hardcover, 318 pp, January 1989)
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"It ties together for the first time the two primary schools of Indian Mahayana tradition. Nagao's insights have been valued by Japanese scholars all along and only recently have Western scholars appreciated them. This offers a complete picture of his novel deliberations, showing a first-rate thinker at work." - Kenneth Inada, State University of New York, Buffalo. (From the back cover of the book).

buy this book 27. MIND ONLY (A PHILOSOPHICAL AND DOCTRINAL ANALYSIS OF THE VIJNANAVADA)
by Thomas E. Wood
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publisher (ISBN #: 8120812395, Hardcover: 290 pages, January 1994)
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The Vijnanavadins have long been characterized as believing in an Absolute. Thomas Wood investigates the extent to which this characterization is true. Through a detailed analysis of some of their fundamental texts, Dr. Wood demonstrates that the Vijnanavadins were in fact ambivalent and in some cases inconsistent in their philosophical views on this point.

buy this book 28. MYSTICISM: CHRISTIAN AND BUDDHIST
by D. T. Suzuki
Publisher: Routledge (ISBN #: 0415285860 , Paperback: 192 pages , September 2002)
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If the western world knows anything about Zen Buddhism, it is down to the efforts of one remarkable man, D.T. Suzuki. The twenty seven-year-old Japanese scholar first visited the west in 1897, and over the course of the next seventy years became the world's leading authority on Zen. His radical and penetrating insights earned him many disciples, from Carl Jung to Allen Ginsberg, from Thomas Merton to John Cage. In Mysticism Christian and Buddhist Suzuki compares the teachings of the great Christian mystic Meister Eckhart with the spiritual wisdom of Shin and Zen Buddhism. By juxtaposing cultures that seem to be radically opposed, Suzuki raises one of the fundamental questions of human experience: at the limits of our understanding is there an experience that is universal to all humanity? Mysticism Christian and Buddhist is a book that challenges and inspires; it will benefit readers of all religions who seek to understand something of the nature of spiritual life.

buy this book 29. NAGARJUNA'S PHILOSOPHY
by K. Venkata Ramanan
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass (ISBN #: 8120801598, Hardcover, 409 pp, January 1987)
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Summary
This work is an exposition of the philosophic conceptions basic to Mahayana Buddhism as found in the Mahaprajnaparamita-sastra, a commentary on the Prajnaparamita-sutras and traditionally attributed to Nagarjuna.

buy this book 30. NAGARJUNIAN DISPUTATIONS: A PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNEY THROUGH AN INDIAN LOOKING-GLASS
by Thomas E. Wood
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (ISBN #: 0824816099, Paperback, 424 pp, January 1995)
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The Madhyamikas were interesting philosophers, and their arguements should be taken seriously. They were, perhaps, the most radical philosopers that have ever lived, but it was precisely for this reason that they made such an important and unique contribution to Indian philosophy. If nothing else, the Madhyamikas continue to have an enduring value in philosophy because they challenge us to "modify, clarify, and reorganize our thoeries" (NMD 167). Few philosophers in the history of the world have done this as brilliantly or as effectively as the Madhyamikas. (From the INTRODUCTION of the book)

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