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  Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, a tremendous undertaking.... continue...

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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 SUTRA OF HUI-NENG
by Thomas Cleary (translator)
Publisher: (ISBN #: 1570623481, 6x9x0.5 - Soft cover - 161 pp, January 1998)
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Summary
This record of the Discourses of Grand Master of Zen Hui-neng was the only one Zen record classified as a Sutra beside the Sutras which recorded the Sayings of the Buddha himself.

Translated form Chinese by Thomas Cleary

buy this book 1. A BUDDHIST BIBLE
by Dwight Goddard (editor)
Publisher: Beacon Press (ISBN #: 0807059110, Paperback, 720 pp, February 1994)
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From The Critics
This is the book that introduced Jack Kerouac to Buddhism. Originally published in 1932 and then republished in its present, enlarged form in 1938, this edition contains a fine new introduction by Robert Aitken and covers a wide selection of readings from Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, and modern sources intended to provide the reader with a foundation in classical Buddhist thought. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

buy this book 2. DEBATE OF KING MILINDA
by Nagasena
Publisher: (ISBN #: 8120808932, Hardcover - 125 pp, January 1991)
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Summary
It presents Buddhist doctrine in a very attractive and memorable form as a dialogue between a Bactrian Greek king, Milinda, who plays the 'Devil's Advocate' and a Buddhist sage, Nagasena. The topics covered include most of those questions commonly asked by Westerners such as "If there is no soul, what is it that is reborn?" and "If there is no soul, who is talking to you now?"

Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

buy this book 3. NIKAYA SUTTA: CONNECTED DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA, A NEW TRANSLATION OF SAMYUTA NIKAYA (2 VOLUMES)
by Bhikkhu Bodhi (translator)
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (ISBN #: 0861713311, 5.5x8.5x2 - Hard cover - Hardcover, 2080pp, September 2002)
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Summary
This is another of the Five Nikayas or Collected Teachings of the Buddha himself. As the third (Vol. I & II) of the five, it contains the connected discourses of his. It is a record of the daily teachings of the Buddha and his disciples or the followers converted from other religions or philosophies in his time.

Translated from Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi

buy this book 4. NIKAYA SUTTA: LONG DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA, A TRANSLATION OF DIGHA NIKAYA
by Maurice Walshe (translator)
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (ISBN #: 0861711033, Hardcover, 656pp, January 1996)
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Summary
This is one of the Five Nikayas or Collected Teachings of the Buddha himself.

As the first of the five, it contains the longer discourses of his, therefore, it's called the "Longer Discourses". It is a record of the conversations of the Buddha and the followers of other religions or philosophies in his time.

buy this book 5. NIKAYA SUTTA: MIDDLE LENGTH DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA, A NEW TRANSLATION OF MAJJHIMA NIKAYA
by Bhikkhu Nanamoli & Bhikkhu Bodhi (translators)
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (ISBN #: 086171072X, Hardcover, 1424pp, March 1995)
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Summary
This is another of the Five Nikayas or Collected Teachings of the Buddha himself.

As the second of the five, it contains the middle length discourses of his, therefore, it's called the "Middle Lenght Discourses". It is a record of the conversations of the Buddha and his disciples or the followers of other religions or philosophies in his time.

buy this book 6. NIKAYA SUTTA: NUMERICAL DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA, AN ANTHOLOGY OF SUTTAS FROM THE ANGUTTARA NIKAYA
by Nyanaponika Thera & Bhikkhu Bodhi (translators)
Publisher: Altamira Press (ISBN #: 0742504050, Paperback, 352pp, June 2000)
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This is only an anthology from the fourth of the Five Nikayas or Collected Teachings of the Buddha himself.
As the fourth of the five, it contains the numerical discourses of the Buddha. It is a record of the daily teachings of the Buddha and his disciples - monks, nuns and laypeople.

Translated from Pali by Nyanaponika Thera &Bhikkhu Bodhi

buy this book 7. SASTRA: A BUDDHIST DOCTRINE OF EXPERIENCE: A NEW TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE WORKS OF VASUBANDHU THE YOGACARIN
by Vasubandhu; Thomas A. Kockumutton (translator)
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass (ISBN #: 812080662X, Hardcover, 287 pp, September 1999)
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Book Description
Giving a new translation and interpretation of the basic works of Vasubandhu, the author shows that Yogacara metaphysics is basically the same as that of the early Buddhism. The texts included herein are: (i) Madhyanta Vibhaga Karika Bhasya, (ii) Trisvabhavanirdesa, (iii) Trimsatika, and (iv) Vimsatika. (From the front flap of the book)

buy this book 8. SASTRA: A STUDY OF NAGARJUNA'S TWENTY VERSES ON THE GREAT VEHICLE (MAHAYANAVIMSIKA) AND HIS VERSES ON THE HEART OF DEPENDENT ORIGINATION: (PRATITYASAMUTPADAHRDAYAKARIKA) (VOL.15)
by Nagarjuna, R.C. Jamieson (translator)
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing (ISBN #: 0820418994, Paperback: 183 pages, March 2000)
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Summary
This study of the Twenty Verses on the Great Vehicle and the Verses on the Heart of Dependent Origination provides readable translations of the texts, followed by text-critical material, edited Tibetan, and wide-ranging commentary. Detailed editions of and comments upon eighth- or ninth-century A.D. Dunhuang manuscripts of the Heart of Dependent Origination are included. Anyone interested in the second-century Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna will be interested in this book...(from backcover of the book).

buy this book 9. SASTRA: ACVAGHOSHA'S DISCOURSE ON THE AWAKENING OF FAITH IN THE MAHAYANA: DA SHENG QI XIN LUN
by Ashvaghosha; Daisetz Taitaro Suzuki (translator)
Publisher: Asian Humanities Press (ISBN #: 0895819392, Paperback, 176 pp, February 2003)
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Synopsis
The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana is a classic of East Asian Buddhism. Its concept of faith, however, is not the same as that of Western religions. The books' title may also be translated as The Generating of Confidence in the Mahayana. Confidence or trust is generated as a result of examining the Mahayana Buddhist teachings, which are concisely summarized here. This book is said to have been written for those who find the wordiness of extensive discourse wearisome, and who prefer a brief treatise with a lot of meaning. Doctrinally, it presents the tathagata-garbha or Buddha-matrix teachings in their most developed form. This abstruse text is translated here by the distinguished D.T. Suzuki. The translation by Yoshito Hakeda published elsewhere is made from the Chinese version of Paramartha, while this one is made from the Chinese version of Siksananda.

buy this book 10. SASTRA: AWAKENING OF FAITH
by Ashvaghosha; Yoshito Hakeda (translator)
Publisher: Columbia University Press (ISBN #: 023108336X, Paperback, 131pp, April 1974)
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Summary
This is one of the most important treatises (Sastras) in Mahayana Buddhism. It deals with mind or consciousness matters. It's a guide to anyone who would like to live a pure and clear life in this impure world.

Translated from Chinese version of Paramartha by Yoshito Hakeda

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