“Lucien Stryk does here for Buddhism as a whole what he did earlier with Zen. . . . The best available translations have been used. All in all, this is a very good substitute for libraries that cannot afford translations of all the basic Buddhist scriptural works.”Library Journal
World of the Buddha
An Introduction to Buddhist Literature
978-0-8021-3095-2 • $17.00 • Paperback • Apr. 1982
Eastern Religion & Philosophy
This is a selection from among the most significant texts in the body of Buddhist literature, culled especially for readers who want a rich, varied, and comprehensive collection in one volume, and includes translations from Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Lao. For the benefit of the newcomer to Buddhism—and to facilitate the use of this volume in an academic context—the pieces are arranged in chronological order and each chapter is preceded by a separate commentary. In addition, there is a comprehensive description of life in India at the time of the Buddha and an outline of his life and mission.