"Buddhist Scriptures" by Edward Conze

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"Buddhist Scriptures" by Edward Conze

Postby odysseus » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:16 pm

Edward Conze is the man! He was one of the earliest translators of Buddhism to the West. His book "Buddhist Scriptures" is a wonderful small collection of scriptures from various traditions. His language is varied but consistent, the text has an air of human humour and friendliness. Even if the book is not thick, it carries many details that are useful to get a panoramic view of Buddhism. I want to recommend this book to newcomers and seasoned readers as well.
Everyone can reach Nirvana, but sadly not everyone does. But they know how happy a state it is.

-- The monk Nagasena to the King Milinda

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