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The Sutta-Nipata

 
P.V. Bapat (Author)
Synopsis

This book represents the whole of what is the best in Buddhism. The Sutta-Nipata is an anthology and contains among others, a large number of verses from the different Nikayas. The verses their in are edifying and inspiring and are revelations of truth. The study of the Sutta-Nipata is important from several points of view. It gives an authentic knowledge of the philosophical and ethical teachings of the Buddha and of the ideals of a Buddhist monk. It affords us a glimpse into the state of the Indian society some 2500 years ago. It tells us good deals of religious sects like the Samanas or the Brahamanas, and 'sometimes, in passing we find a reference to certain customs of the people. This is the first time that it is printed in Devanagari script. The other chief feature of the edition consists in this attempt to supply the parallel passages of the gathas. The present edition contains many indices which includes index of Gods, Persons, Sects and Peoples, Index of Places, Rivers, Countries, Mountains, Index of Similes and Metaphor, Index of subjects and Important words.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Sutta-Nipata
Author P.V. Bapat
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1990
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170302323
length 212p., 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch