A Catena of Buddhist Scriptures from the Chinese – Samuel Beal

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A Catena of Buddhist Scriptures from the Chinese – Samuel Beal

S$70.00

Title: A Catena of Buddhist Scriptures from the Chinese

Author: Samuel Beal

Publisher: Ch’eng Wen Publishing Company, Taipei, 1970.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Some foxing to endpapers, but not to text. 436pp. 8.5″ by 6″.

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Description

A reprint of the 1871 edition.

Contents:

Introduction

Legends and Myths

The Habitable World

The Superior Heavens

The Collective Universe

Legend of Sakya

Buddhism as Religion

Nirvana

The Sutra of the 42 Sections

The Pratimoksha

The Daily Manual of the Shaman

The Tian T’ai School

Scholastic Period

Translation of Sutras

Mystic Period

Translations

Decline and Fall

Naga Worship

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Samuel Beal (27 November 1825, in Devonport, Devon – 20 August 1889, in Greens Norton, Northamptonshire) was an Oriental scholar, and the first Englishman to translate direct from the Chinese the early records of Buddhism, thus throwing light upon Indian history.