Eternal Legacy

An Introduction to the Canonical Literature of Buddhism
by Sangharakshita

Winner of the Buddhist Society’s Christmas Humphreys Memorial Book Award

An invaluable guide and reference book to Buddhist sacred texts, The Eternal Legacy gives students of Buddhism an unparalleled overview of texts from canonical Pali works to Mahayana sutras, together with their doctrinal and historical context and significance.

It brilliantly and concisely summarises the essence of core Buddhist teachings such as the Jataka Tales, Samyutta Nikaya, Anguttara Nikaya, Diamond Sutra, Lotus Sutra, Vimalakirti-nirdesa, Lankavatara Sutra, Sutra of Golden Light, Flower Ornament Sutra, Perfection of Wisdom scriptures and more. The author also addresses the question of what actually constitutes Buddhism’s authentic canonical literature. This new edition includes a fresh preface by the author, revised notes and bibliography, and a new index.

Paperback, 320 pages
ISBN: 1899579583
Publisher: Windhorse Publications

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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.
The Buddha



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