While Buddhism has no central text such as the Bible or the Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of Buddha.
This rich anthology brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from languages such as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese.
There are tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of the qualities and qualifications of a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of Enlightenment.
Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast nature of the Buddhist tradition.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 608 pages, glossary, further reading
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/03/2004
- Category: Buddhism
- ISBN: 9780140447583