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Ashvaghosha Awakening of Faith
By: Timothy Richard (translator)
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This is the title of one of the most important religious books in the world, occupying, in the literature of the higher Buddhism, a place not dissimilar to that of our own New Testament.
Asvaghosha's Discourse On the Awakening of Faith In the Mahayana
By: Asvaghosha tr. by Suzuki,
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The Awakening Faith in the Mahayana is a classic of East Asian Buddhism.  Its concept of faith, however, is not the same as that of Western  religions.  The book's title may also be translated as The Generating of Confidence in the Mahayana. Confidence or trust is generated as a result of examining the Mahayana Buddhist teachings, which are concisely summarized here.  This book is said to have been written for those who find the wordiness of extensive discourse wearisome, and who prefer a brief treatise with a lot of meaning.
Bhaviveka and His Buddhist Opponents: Chapters 4 and 5 of the Verses on the Heart of the Middle Way (Madhyamakahrdayakarikah) with the Commentary Enti ( Harvard Oriental #70 )
By: Eckel
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Bhaviveka (ca. 500-560 CE) lived at a time of unusual creativity and ferment in the history of Indian Buddhist philosophy. The Mahayana movement was emerging as a vigorous and self-conscious intellectual force, while the earlier traditions of the eighteen "schools" (nikaya) resisted the authority of the Mahayana and continued to elaborate the fundamental concepts of Buddhist thought.
Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment
Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment
A Complete Translation of the Bodhisattvabhumi
By: Asanga
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Arya Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi, or The Stage of a Bodhisattva, is the Mahayana tradition's most comprehensive manual on the practice and training of bodhisattvas - by the author's own account, a compilation of the full range of instructions contained in the entire collection of Mahayana sutras. A classic work of the Yogacara school, it has been cherished in Tibet by all the historical Buddhist lineages as a primary source of instruction on bodhisattva ethics, vows, and practices, as well as for its summary of the ultimate goal of the bodhisattva path - supreme enlightenment.
Buddhist Mahayana Texts
By: Cowell
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Originally published in the Sacred Books the East Series, under the editorship of F. Max Muller, this volume combines translations of basic works Buddhism. these are extremely important in contemporary Japanese Buddhism, particularly the older sects, sueh as the Pure Land Shin Shu, and have also been significant in the development of Chinese Buddhism, and the Buddhism of Tibet and Nepal.
Concept of the Buddha, Its evolution from early Buddhism to the trikaya theory (Hardcover)
By: Guang Xing
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This book presents an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the Trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. Uthor examines how and why from the historical human buddha the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha to be worshipped by all Mayahanists.
Concept of the Buddha, Its evolution from early Buddhism to the trikaya theory (Paperback)
By: Guang Xing
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This book presents an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the Trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. Uthor examines how and why from the historical human buddha the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha to be worshipped by all Mayahanists.
Empty Vision: Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism
By: McMahan
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This volume examines the complex functions of visual metaphor in Indian Mahayana Buddhism. McMahan argues that the symbolic role of sight in Mahayana Literature shapes the traditions epistemic paradigm and concepts of enlightenment, as well as its visionary literature, symbolic imagery and visualization practices.
Few Good Men
Few Good Men: The Bodhisattva Path according to The Inquiry of Ugra (Ugrapariprccha)
By: Nattier
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A Few Good Men is a study and translation of The Inquiry of Ugra (Ugrapariprccha), one of the most influential Mahayana sutras on the bodhisattva path, but also one of the most neglected texts in Western treatments of Buddhism. To achieve a better understanding of the universe of ideas, activities, and institutional structures within which early self-proclaimed bodhisattvas lived, the author first considers the Ugra as a literary document, employing new methodological tools to examine the genre to which it belongs, the age of its extant versions, and their relationships to one another. She goes on to challenge the dominant notions that the Mahayana emerged as a "reform" of earlier Buddhism and offered lay people an "easier option."
Figments, Fragments of Mahayana Buddhism
Figments and Fragments of Mahayana Buddhism in India
By: Schopen, Gregory
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Studies in the Buddhist Traditions, published with the Institute for the Study of Buddhist Traditions, University of Michigan. In these articles, Gregory Schopen once again displays the erudition and originality that have contributed to a major shift in the way that Indian Buddhism is perceived, understood, and studied.
Holy Teachings of Vimalakirti; A Mahayana Scripture
By: Thurman, Robert
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Called the "Jewel of the Mahayana Sutras," this book presents the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism in a precise, dramatic, and even humorous form. For two millennia this Sutra has enjoyed immense popularity among Mahayana Buddhists in India, central and southeast Asia, Japan, and especially China, where its incidents were the basis for a style in art and literature prevalent during several centuries.
Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva
Illuminating the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
By: Chokyi Dragpa
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Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva.
Uniting Wisdom and Compassion is a unique presentation of the Buddhist Path by Chokyi Dragpa, the foremost gelug disciple of the famed nineteenth-century Tibetan master Patrul Rinpoche. Its quotations and direct instructions from realized sages of the past reinforce one another, subtly penetrating the mind and preparing it for meditation.
Mahayana Bauddha Dharma
Mahayana Bauddha Dharma ka Sadhana-krama (The Order of Practice and Kaya-system According to Mahayana Buddhism)
By: Dr. Tashi Paljor
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Sanskrit only.  Published by Central University of Tibetan Studies, 2015.  Hardcover, 269 pages.
Mahayana Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism, The Doctrinal Foundations
By: Williams, Paul
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This volume provides an up-to-date and accurate account of the principles of Mahayana Buddhism as they are found in both the Indo-Tibetan and East Asian forms of Mahayana. Throughout, the book places Buddhist doctrine within a historical and cultural context, and provides a basis for students to engage in their own further research into Buddhist theory and practice.
Mahayana Buddhist Meditation: Theory and Practice By  Minoru; Jones, Elvin W. (eds.) Kiyota (Author)
Mahayana Buddhist Meditation: Theory and Practice
By: Minoru; Jones, Elvin W. (eds.) Kiyota (Author)
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Mahayana Buddhist Meditation: Theory and Practice By  Minoru; Jones, Elvin W. (eds.) Kiyota (Author)
By: Asanga, Surekha Vijay Limaye
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The Mahayanasutralamkara by Asanga is a landmark in the development of Vijnanavada absolutism. This is a gigantic work on Mahayana Buddhism. The title itself indicates its manifold features of Mahayana. Putting it in Asanga's own words, its an embelishment of Mahayana sutras. There is no Buddhist topic which is not touched by Asanga. Various topics of Buddhism are discussed on the lines of Mahayana in twenty-one chapters called Adhikasas with commentary.
Mahayanasutralamkara of Asanga
By: Asanga, Shastri
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A Study in Vijnanavada Buddhism. The main aim of this work is to bring out the full significance of the Philosophy of Mahayanasutralankara of Asanga. Asanga is one of the most important philosophical personalities in the history of Buddhism, and his contribution to the Vijnanavada school of thought is unparalleled.
Mapping the Bodhicaryavatara
Mapping the Bodhicaryavatara Essays on Mahayana Ethics
By: Pabitrakumar Roy
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Mapping the Bodhicaryavatara' is an interpretive study of the great Mahayana ethical treatise focusing on Bodhisattvayana as it is variantly called. The Bodhicaryavatara is a world classic, and the author, Santideva is a hallowed name in Mahayana discourse, his views and ideas are regarded as of great authority, and the text is incorporated in the Tengyur, the Tibetan cannon of apocryphal writings.The Bodhicaryavatara is a philosophical poem, and the theme is the ethicized consciousness of a bodhisattva, the one who vows to dispel the misery of the human kind, and for that noble purpose alone he wishes to attain Buddhahood.
Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism
By: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
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Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism of Dr. Suzuki is one of the finest introductory manuals to date on Mahayana school of Buddhism. As an introductory essay, Dr. Suzuki has endeavored, within the limitations space, to be as comprehensive as is possible. Written in a style that is lucid, transparent and easy to read, the book sets out to present the most intricate and complex Mahayana philosophical doctrines in such a manner that an average reader can grasp them.
Path of the Human Being
Path of the Human Being: Zen Teachings on the Bodhisattva Way
By: Dennis Genpo Merzel
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Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi, one of the most highly regarded American Zen teachers, demystifies the experience of enlightenment, teaching that it is none other than the awakening to our true nature, which is ever present and inherent in all of us. Through the practice of meditation, one is able to turn the light of inquiry inward and discover this for oneself. Genpo Roshi lays out this journey of discovery for us from the first tentative glimpses of Buddha Mind to the full flowering of realized life.
Salistamba Sutra
By: Reat, Ross (Tr.)
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The Salistamba Sutra, a Mahayana text of great antiquity, has perished in its original Sanskrit form. It is, however, extensively quoted in Sanskrit commentarial literature which does survive in the original. Moreover, the Salistamba survives in several Chinese versions and in Tibetan, including a seventh-century manuscript which represents one of the earliest extant examples of the Tibetan language. As a result, surviving Sanskrit quotations of the Salistamba Sutra can be matched against the Tibetan and Chinese translations of an original Sanskrit version of the text.
Siksha-Samuccaya: A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine
By: Santideva
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While at Nalanda, Shantideva composed the Shikshasamuccaya, a "Compendium of Buddhist Doctrines", which drew together citations from a vast number of sutras and texts. It emphasizes the moral dimension of the Bodhisattva Path, whilst the Bodhicarya-vatara focuses on the Path from the standpoint of consciousness.

The book was translated from the sanskrit by Cecil Bendall and W.H.D. Rouse.

Published by Cosmo Publications, 2015. Hardcover, 393 pages.
Similarities and Differences between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism
Similarities and Differences between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism
By: Ankur Barua, Dipak Kumar Barua, M.A. Basilio
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The Theravada School of Buddhism was formally established at the Third Buddhist Council during the time of Emperor Asoka in the 3rd Century B.C. In the later period, the Mahayanists took a firm stand and the terms of Mahayana and Hinayana were introduced after the 1st Century A.D. However, during the 2nd Century A.D. Mahayana became clearly defined. There is hardly any difference between Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism with regard to the fundamental teachings of the Buddha. Though there are many similarities, but there are some important aspects in which both schools of Buddhist thoughts differ from each other. The major aspects of these are – the Bodhisattva concept, the deification of the Buddha, emphasis on meditational aspect and the concept of emptiness.
Studies in Mahayana
By: Pande, G.C.
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Teachings of the Buddha: Selected Mahayana Sutras
Teachings of the Buddha: Selected Mahayana Sutras
By: Rulu (Translator)
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The sixteen sutras in this book are English translations of texts selected from the Chinese Buddhist Canon. Thirteen of them have never before been published in book form. The translator's introduction to Buddhist doctrine provides an organized background for readers at all levels to better understand and appreciate the teachings in these sutras, which cover a wide range of interesting topics. For example, in Sutra 1, the Buddha teaches karmic requitals and how one can avoid or mitigate unfortunate requitals. In Sutra 6, He predicts that long after His Dharma has perished, the next Buddha, Maitreya, will bring the Dharma back to this world. In Sutra 13, the Buddha reveals the mystery of consciousness, giving a detailed description of one's rebirth according to karmic force. In Sutra 14, He declares the eternity of nirvana and one's Buddha nature. In Sutra 16, He affirms that one's great compassion for all sentient beings will quickly lead one to Buddhahood.

Excellent Vessel of Ambrosia
The Excellent Vessel of Ambrosia: A Commentary on the Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas
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Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu provides us with practical guidelines to cultivate the stages of the Buddhist path--from the fundamental contemplations to advanced mind training exercises and meditation.
Vimalakirti Sutra
By: Burton Watson
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One of the most popular Asian classics for roughly two thousand years, the Vimalakirti Sutra stands out among the sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism for its conciseness, its vivid and humorous episodes, its dramatic narratives, and its eloquent exposition of the key doctrine of emptiness or nondualism. Unlike most sutras, its central figure is not a Buddha but a wealthy townsman, who, in his mastery of doctrine and religious practice, epitomizes the ideal lay believer. For this reason, the sutra has held particular significance for men and women of the laity in Buddhist countries of Asia, assuring them that they can reach levels of spiritual attainment fully comparable to those accessible to monks and nuns of the monastic order.
Way to Buddhahood
Way to Buddhahood: Instructions from a Modern Chinese Master
By: Yin-shun
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The Way to Buddhahood is a compendium of two thousand years of Chinese practice in assimilating and understanding the Buddhist experience of enlightenment. It is the first in-depth explanation of Chinese Buddhism by Yin-shun, the greatest living master of the Chinese scholar-monk tradition. The master's broad scope not only includes the traditional Chinese experience but also ideas from the Tibetan monastic tradition. This is one of those rare classic books that authentically captures an entire Buddhist tradition between its covers.