Buddhist Text Translation Society's Buddhism A To Z
by Ronald B. Epstein /
2003 / English / PDF
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Dharma, Sangha, Arhat, karma, Bodhisattva - these and many other Buddhist technical terms have become vaguely familiar to Western readers. But what do they really mean in Buddhism? Just what are the Four Noble Truths, the Five Skandhas, the Six Paramitas, and the Eight Winds? Buddhism A-Z has the answers. In this volume, full definitions of hundreds of the terms, names, lists, and concepts most frequently encountered in reading Buddhist scriptures are listed in dictionary format and explained in plain English. The author and compiler, Ronald B. Epstein, has been teaching Buddhist Studies for more than thirty years. Many of his entries quote scriptural commentaries by the eminent Chinese Buddhist teacher, the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua. With the definitions, references are given to translations of Buddhist scriptures published by the Buddhist Text Translation Society.