Buddhism in translations; passages selected from the Buddhist sacred books and translated from the original Pāli into English

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1962 
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Buddhism--Sacred books. 
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xx, 496 pages 19 cm; Chapter I. Introductory discourse -- 1. The story of Sumedha -- 2. A list of former Buddhas -- 3. The characteristics of a future Buddha -- 4. The birth of the Buddha -- 5. The young Gotamid Prince -- 6. The great retirement -- 7. The great struggle -- 8. The attainment of Buddhaship -- 9. First events after the attainment of Buddhaship -- 10. The conversion of Sariputta and Moggallana -- 11. The Buddha's daily habits -- 12. The death of the Buddha -- Chapter II. Sentient existence -- Introductory discourse -- 13. Questions which tend not to edification -- 14. King Milinda and Nagasena come to an understanding -- 15. There is no ego -- 16. All signs of an ego are absent -- 17. No continuous personal identity -- 18. The mind less permanent than the body -- 19. What is unity or one? -- 20. Analysis of the human bing -- 21. The composition of the body -- 22. On getting angry -- 23. The origin and cessation of the human being -- 24. Inanimate nature -- 25. The middle doctrine -- 26. Ignorance -- 27. Karma -- 28. Consciousness -- 29. Name and form -- 30. The six organs of sense -- 31. Contact -- 32. Sensation -- 33. Desire -- 34. Attachment -- 35. Existence -- 36. Birth -- 37. Discussion of dependant origination -- Chapter III. Karma and rebirth -- 38. Be a friend to yourself -- 39. The cause of inequality in the world -- 40. Fruitful and barren karma -- 41. The death of Moggallana -- 42. Good and bad karma -- 43. How to obtain wealth, beauty, and social position -- 44. The round of existence -- 45. Cause of rebirth -- 46. Is this to be my last existence? -- 47. Rebirth is not transmigration -- 48. Reflections on existence -- 49. Different kinds of death -- 50. How existence in hell is possible -- 51. Death's messengers, the "three warnings" -- 52. The ass in the lion's skin -- 53. The devoted wife -- 54. Friendship -- 55. Virtue is its own reward -- 56. The hare-mark in the moon -- Chapter IV. Meditation and nirvana -- 57. The way of purity -- 58. Concentration -- 59. The thirty one grades of being -- 60. The forty subjects of meditation -- 61. The earth kasina -- 62. Beauty is but skin deep -- 63. The conversion of animals -- 64. Love for animals -- 65. The six high powers -- 66. Spiritual law in the natural world -- 67. Going further and faring worse -- 68. Sariputta and the two demons -- 69. World cycles -- 70. Wisdom -- 71. The summum bonum -- 72. Mara as plowman -- 73. The fire sermon -- 74. The four intent contemplations -- 75. The attainment of the paths -- 76. Nirvana to be attained at death -- 77. The attainment of nirvana by Godhika -- 78. The trance of cessation -- 79. The attainment of nirvana -- Chapter V. The order -- 80. Conduct -- 81. The admission and ordination ceremonies -- 82. The serpent who wanted to be a priest -- 83. The Buddhist confession of priests -- 84. The order receive leave to dwell in houses -- 85. Residence during the rainy season -- 86. The mendicant deal -- 87. The value of training in religion -- 88. The colorless life -- 89. Can the saint suffer? -- 90. The body is an open sore -- 91. Heaven and the highest good -- 92. The saints superior to the gods -- 93. The anger eating demon -- 94. Contentment is riches -- 95. The story of a priest -- 96. The young stone thrower -- 97. "And hate not his father and mother" -- 98. No Buddhist should commit suicide- -- 99. The admission of women to the order -- 100. A family of magicians -- 101. The story of Visakha -- 102. The Buddhist apocalypse.; 
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