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By Ronald Epstein

Compiled via a working towards Buddhist student, in direct and easy-to-understand language, Buddhism A to Z offers insights for the educational but isn't really tricky for a newbie.

It comprises definition of phrases akin to bodhisattva, sangha, karma, dharani or mantra, skandhas or tons, sharira or relics, anuttara-samyak-sambodhi or ideal and whole enlightenment.

It comprises short biographies on nice masters and clergymen, such as

  • 1. Kumarajiva, the translator of the Lotus Sutra
  • 2. Xuan Zang, the chinese language pilgrim who journeyed to India looking for Buddhist Sutra, whose existence was once fictionalized in trip to the West or Adventures of Monkey King
  • 3. Bodhidharma, the monk who introduced Buddhism from India to China, and is taken into account the founding father of Shaolin Kungfu
  • four. Huineng, the writer of the 6th Patriarch Sutra
  • as good as Mahamaudgalayana, Ananda, Hanshan, and more.

It supplies summaries of the foremost Mahayana sutras, including

  • 1) Amitabha Sutra, which describes rebirth within the land of final Bliss or Sukhavati
  • 2. Avatamsaka (Flower Adornment) Sutra, which information the bodhisattva route to Buddhahood
  • three. Lotus (Dharma Flower) Sutra, the main textual content studied by way of the Tiantai college which unites all earlier Dharma educating into one final educating
  • four. Surangama Sutra, the vintage textual content for the Chan, or meditative school
  • as good because the middle Sutra, the Vajra (Diamond) Sutra and others.

It additionally presents heritage info on Buddhas and Boddhisattvas akin to Amitabha, Sakyamuni, Maitreya, Samantabhadra, common beneficial, Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu and more.

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