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Buddhist Legends (In 3 Volumes)

 
Eugene Watson Burlingame (Author)
Synopsis Dhammapada or way of Righteousness, is the name of one of the canonical books of the Buddhist sacred scriptures. It is written in the Pali language. It consists of 423 stanzas. These are reputed to be the very words of Buddha. The Dhammapada commentary (in Pali Dhammapad-Attha-katha) is ascribed to Buddhaghosa, the greatest of all the Buddhist scholastics. This aspiration is without due warrant, as appears from translator's introduction. The commentary purports to tell us "where, when, why, for what purpose, with reference to what situation, with reference to what person or persons, "Buddha uttered each one of these stanzas. In so doing, the author of the commentary narrates 299 legends or stories. These stories are the preponderating element of the commentary, and it are these which are here translated.
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About the author

Eugene Watson Burlingame

Eugene Watson Burlingame, was Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science; Harrison Fellow for Research, University of Pennsylvania, and Johanston Scholar in Sanskrit at Johans Hopkins University; and Lecturer in Pali in Yale University.

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Title Buddhist Legends (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121508797
length 1122p.