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Jewellery of Scripture

Price : $12.50
ISBN # : 9788188043408
Author : Eugene Obermiller
pages: 235
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Winsome
Published : 2005

The History of Buddhism in India and Tibet by the great scholar BustonRinchen grup-pa, also called Bundon Rinpoche, is held in great esteem by Tibetan and Mongolian learned lamas. It is distinguished from the work of Taranatha by the plan of its composition. It consists of three parts. The history proper is preceded by a systematical review of then whole of Buddhist literature so far as preserved in Tibet and it is followed by a systematical catalogue of works, authors and translations of all the literature contained in Kanjur and Tanjur collections. The first of an overwhelming scientifically value. It represents a synthesis of everything which directly or remotely bears the stamp of Buddhism. The whole of its literature sacred and profane, is here reviewed as divided in periods, schools and subject matter. No one was bettern qualified than Bu-Ston for he was one of the redactors of the Kanjur and Tanjur collections in their full fom. The present translation is divided into 2 books. Book 1 contains 3 parts, part 1 the merit of studying and preaching the doctrine, part II general review of the literature of Buddhism, part III the consideration and fulfillment of the rules, prescribed, for study and reachig. Book II includes. The History of Buddhism, The different Aeons, The Buddhas of the Fortunate Aeon, The rise of the Buddha in this world. An exhaustive note in the end enhances its utility.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 07 February, 2011.
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