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Pointing at the Moon

Jay L. Garfield, Tom J. F. Tillemans and Mario D'Amato.

October 2009; published online September 2009.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 224 pages.

This book contains chapters by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. Many have distinguished scholarly records in Western...

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The Six Perfections

Dale Wright.

August 2009; published online February 2010.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 298 pages.

In classical Mahayana Buddhism, the “six perfections—pāramitā—define the meaning of human enlightenment. Buddhist enlightenment is understood to be a particular way of being in the world, a...

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Rediscovering the Buddha

Hans H Penner.

November 2009; published online September 2009.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 272 pages.

The “Buddhacentric” view of Buddhism continues to shorten the legends of the Buddha into brief outlines. This paradox is based on the mistaken quest for the historical Buddha and the view...

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Travels in the Netherworld

Bryan J. Cuevas.

April 2008; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 216 pages.

This book examines a little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the délok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the...

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Thus I Have Seen

Andy Rotman.

November 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 336 pages.

This book examines the ways that seeing is an integral part of Indian Buddhism, and how the practices of seeing described in Indian Buddhist narratives function as a kind of skeleton key...

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Zen Masters

Edited by Steven Heine and Dale Wright.

March 2010; published online May 2010.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 304 pages.

Zen Masters contains ten articles by prominent scholars about the most significant “product” of the Zen tradition—the life and teachings of the masters or patriarchs who have...

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Job the Silent

Bruce Zuckerman.

June 1991; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 304 pages.

This book offers an original reading of the book of Job, one of the great classics of biblical literature, and in the process develops a new formula for understanding how biblical texts...

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Heart of Buddha, Heart of China

James Carter.

November 2010; published online January 2011.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 232 pages.

Based on the memoir of a prominent Buddhist monk, Heart of Buddha, Heart of China brings to life important trends and events in China’s modern history, showing the way that one individual...

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Visualizing a Buddhist Sutra

Laxman S. Thakur.

November 2005; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 175 pages.

This book discusses the analysis of Gaṇḍavyūhasūtra.The Gaṇḍavyūhasūtra is a grand scripture covering a number of complicated themes and intricate Buddhist ideas. The study is confined to...

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Consequences of Compassion

Charles Goodman.

July 2009; published online May 2009.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 304 pages.

Buddhist ethical views have much in common with certain modern ethical theories, and contain many insights relevant to contemporary moral problems. This book examines the theoretical...

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