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Sayings of the Buddha: New translations from the Pali Nikayas (Oxford World's Classics)

Traducere de Rupert Gethin
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 09 Oct 2008
'As if someone were to hold up a lamp in the dark so that those with eyes could see - in exactly the same way Gotama has made the truth clear in various ways.'Gotama the Buddha, who lived the life of a wandering ascetic in northern India during the fifth century BCE, is looked to as the founder of one of the world's major religions. One of the main sources for knowledge of his teachings is the four Pali Nikayas or 'collections' of his sayings. Written in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to Sanskrit, the Nikayas are among the oldest Buddhist texs and consist of more than one and a half million words. This new translation offers aselection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material contained in the Nikayas: the central themes of the Buddha's teaching (his biography, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life) and the range of literary style (myth,dialogue, narrative, short sayings, verse). ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780192839251
ISBN-10: 019283925X
Pagini: 368
Ilustrații: map
Dimensiuni: 129 x 195 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Ediția: Critical
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Seria Oxford World's Classics

Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom

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Rupert Gethin's 'Sayings of the Buddha' [is] translated with an eye toward readability.
This short volume is...a resource for teachers and students, and anyone interested in early Buddhist literature.