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Divine Stories: Divyavadana, Part 2
By: Andy Rotman

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment 5


 
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Translator: Andy Rotman
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781614294702
Publication Date: 2017

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Ancient Buddhist literature is filled with tales of past lives. The Buddha, surrounded by his followers, is asked how it came to be that a certain person has met a particular fate. With his omniscience, the Buddha looks into eons past and uncovers the events that led to the present outcome and foretells the future as well. With stories of wicked wives, patricidal princes, and shape-shifting serpents, Divine Stories offers a fascinating illustration of the law of karma -- the truth that the power of good and bad deeds is never lost. These are some of the oldest Buddhist tales ever committed to writing, illuminating the culture of northern India in the early centuries of the common era and bringing to life the Buddhist values of generosity and faith.
Andy Rotman's evocative translation combines accuracy with readability, with detailed editorial notes comparing readings in various Sanskrit, Pali, and Tibetan sources. Divine Stories is a major contribution to Indian and Buddhist studies.
Divine Stories: Divyavadana, Part 2, Andy Rotman, Wisdom Publications, Paperback, 540 pp, $29.95

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