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Buddhist Literature Collection


Buddhist Literature Collection are works considered to be scripture or canonical works of Buddhism. The Western terms "scripture" and "canonical" are applied to Buddhism in inconsistent ways by Western scholars: for example, one authority refers to "scriptures and other canonical texts", while another says that scriptures can be categorized into canonical, commentarial and pseudo-canonical.

 
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Pure-Land Zenzen Pure-Land

By: Al Forrest G. Smith

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Note to the reader. This is an electronic version of the book ?Pure-Land Zen, Zen Pure-Land? (second edition 1993 ), which is a translation of selected passages from the letters of Elder Master Yin Kuang, the Thirteenth Patriarch of Pure Land. The original Chinese titles are Yin Kuang Fa Shih Wen Ch?ao and Yin Kuang Ta Shih Chia Yen Lu. Except for the two pictures of Master Yin Kuang, nothing has been added or changed. However, the notes to the letters and the G...

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The Origin of Lam'Dre Tradition in India

By: Choedak T. Yuthok

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Appendix to the thesis, entitled A Complete Catalogue Of Sakya Lam 'Bras Literature Series.

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Thirty Minutes to Enlightenment

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: The following Zen encounter has been written to enlighten you to the cause of human suffering and conflict and will explain how you can eliminate that cause from the mind.

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Hsin Hsin Ming Verses on the Faith-Mind

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the Truth, then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the decease of the mind. When the deep meaning of things is not understood, the mind?s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.

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A Bibliography of Recent English Publications

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Included, 1) English book or article publications on Chan / Son / Zen from approx. 1977 to 1992. Comprehensive coverage may always remain an elusive goal of bibliographies; nevertheless, an attempt was made to cover at least the academic literature in English on Chan / Son / Zen of these fifteen years.

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A Bibliography of Recent English Publications

By: Gary L. Ray

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Included, 1) English book or article publications on Chan / Son / Zen from approx. 1977 to 1992. Comprehensive coverage may always remain an elusive goal of bibliographies; nevertheless, an attempt was made to cover at least the academic literature in English on Chan / Son / Zen of these fifteen years.

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A Day of Mindfulness at Dharma Well

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Preface, I would like to begin our day of mindfulness here at this most beautiful and sacred BodhiMandala retreat site, known as dharma well, by first bowing with my deepest respect and gratitude to all those friends, students, and disciples, and especially to Senior dharma Teachers Dhamma-Ratta and Dhamma- Dayavati for exemplifying their utmost adherence to the six paramitas, or perfections in making the dharma well retreat site a reality for us all.

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A Zen Fish Story

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: This is a story about three Chinese Zen masters from the Heian period, T'ang Dynasty, considered the Golden Age of Zen. Tao-wu (768?-853), his Dharma brother, Ch'uan-tzu (Dharma brother indicates they were both heirs of the same teacher, Yueh-shan Wei-yen) and Chia-shan, the chief monk of an important monastery. This story was retold by Dogen Zenji (1200-1253), the founder of Soto Zen in Japan.

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Total Liberation, Zen Spirituality and the Social Dimension

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Habito, Ruben L.F. 1989. Total Liberation. Zen Spirituality and the Social Dimension. Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books.

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Some Personality Effects of Long-Term Zen Monasticism and Religiou...

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: MacPhillamy, Douglas J. 1986. Some Personality Effects of Long-Term Zen Monasticism and Religious Understanding. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25,3: 304-319.

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Zen Practice and Self-Control

By: Shoji Nakamura

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Zen consists of two main structures. Sanshi-Monbo (attending to the Law personally under a Zen master) and Kufu-Zazen (single-minded Zen meditation) in which a person uses self-effort to establish their personal ideal situation and then through trial and error tries to reach it step-by-step. Kufu-Zazen is considered to be one kind of self-control technique. Although different in character, both Sanshi-Monbo and Kufu-ZazeN are both necessary for Zen to be holisti...

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Pain and Japanese Zen

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Sano, K. 1987. Pain and Japanese Zen. Brihaye, J., F. Loew, and H. W. Pia, eds. Pain: A Medical and Anthropological Challenge, 152-154. Wien: Springer Verlag.

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Zen and the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures

By: Dr. Venerable Walpola Rahula

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Dr.Rahula's article which follows was originally given as a lecture to the Buddhist Society, London, in 1975. Many followers of the Theravadin tradition have many misconceptions about the Mahayana tradition and about Zen in particular. They feel that the Mahayana tradition is almost another religion, whilst the Theravada is the only pure form of Buddhism. People with such a 'closed mind' can make little progress in Buddhism. Some Zen followers feel that Zen and ...

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The Vow of the 'Ten Footsteps'

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network document.

Excerpt: Stan Rosenthal may be contacted at 44 High street, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, Wales, UK. Bill Fear may be contacted at 29 Blackweir Terrace, Cathays, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, UK. Tel (0222) 228858 email fear@thor.cf.ac.uk. Please use email as first method of contact, if possible. Messages can be sent to Stan Rosenthal via the above email address - they will be forwarded on in person by myself - B.F.

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A Chanting Guide

By: Dhammayut

A good resource for chanting in Pali (language used by Theravada buddhists). It includes sutta's as well as the general reflections and daily morning and night chanting. The book also has a small pali pronunciation guide.

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Dhammapada

By: Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Bibliography: p. 4

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The Eye of Discernment

By: Phra Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo

Anthology of teachings

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Fistful of Sand

By: Phra Ajaan Suwat Suvaco

Teachings given at the Insight Meditation Society

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Destroying the Five Aggregates

By: Sayadaw U Pannadipa

Dhamma Discourse

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Frames of Reference

By: Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo
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