Early Buddhism resources

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Early Buddhism resources

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:24 am

Greetings,

Here are a collection of resources useful to those investigating the early phases of Buddhism.

What the Buddha Really Taught (The Pali Suttas and Chinese Agamas) - Bhikkhu Sujato
http://santipada.googlepages.com/whatth ... allytaught

Ekottarik'Agama translations by Ven. Pasadhika
http://ekottara.googlepages.com/
The Ekottara is the equivalent of the Anguttara-Nikaya in Pali, these translations come from the Chinese translation.

Websangha's Early Buddhism E-Library
http://www.library.websangha.org/earlybuddhism/

A History Of Mindfulness - Bhikkhu Sujato
http://santifm1.0.googlepages.com/webmind.pdf

Pudgalavāda Buddhist Philosophy - Leonard Priestley
http://www.iep.utm.edu/pudgalav/
Entry from Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Buddhist Sects In India - Nalinaksha Dutt
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tK- ... q=&f=false
Google Books entry

Early Buddhist Schools - Wikipedia entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Buddhist_schools
Yes, yes... Wikipedia, I know :tongue:

Pre-sectarian Buddhism - Wikipedia entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-sectarian_Buddhism

Sects & Sectarianism (The origins of Buddhist Schools) - Bhikkhu Sujato
http://sites.google.com/site/sectsandsectarianism/home

Feel free to add any more useful resources that you may come across.

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:33 pm

Satipatthana: The direct path to realization by Analayo.

http://www.windhorsepublications.com/Ca ... ductID=681

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby Paññāsikhara » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:55 pm

印順法師
Venerable Yin Shun
『原始佛教聖典之集成』
Compilation of the Early Buddhist Canon

and
『說一切有部為主的論書與論師之研究』
Research into the Sastras, Texts and Masters of the Sarvastivada and Related Schools

In Chinese, but both excellent books!

If you want the short summarized story, then try
『印度佛教思想史』
History of Indian Buddhist Thought
My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: Huifeng's Prajnacara Blog.
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby bhikkhuni sobhana » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:09 pm

Hello! A few years ago we beefed up the library at Bhavana Society, based on an annotated bibliography of Mu Soeng. The following represents a consensus of Bhante Gunaratana and Mu Soeng on the essential scholarship about Buddhism in India. My personal favorites on this list are Auboyer, Gethin, Hamilton, Hirakawa & Groner, Nakamura, Strong, and of course Warder. I hope this helps.

Ahir, D.C. Buddhism in South India. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1992.
Auboyer, Jeannine. Daily Life in Ancient India from 200 bc to 700 ad. London: Phoenix Press, 1965, 2002.
Bagchi, Jhunu. The History and Culture of the Palas of Bengal and Bihar: (Cir. 750 A.D. - Cir. 1200 A.D.). New Delhi: Abhinav, 1993.
Basham, A.L. The Wonder That Was India New York: Grove Press, 1954.
Bhattacharyya, Narendra Nath. Buddhism in the History of Indian Ideas. New Delhi: Manohar, 1993, 2000.
Bronkhorst, Johannes. The Two Traditions of Meditation in Ancient India Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1993, 2000.
Bu-ston, Rin-chen-grub. The History of Buddhism in India and Tibet Trans. E. Obermiller. Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica ; No. 26. 2nd ed. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1986, 1999. First published: Heidelberg, 1932.
Chakravarti, Uma. The Social Dimensions of Early Buddhism. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Chinchore, Mangala R. Anatta/Anatmata, an Analysis of Buddhist Anti-Substantialist Crusade. Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica Series ; No. 158. 1st ed. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1995.
Collins, Steven. Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities: Utopias of the Pali Imaginaire. Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions ; 12. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Conze, Edward. Buddhist Thought in India. Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor Paperbacks, 1962, 1967.
Dutt, Nalinaksha. Early Monastic Buddhism. 2d ed. Calcutta: Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay, 1971, 1980.
---. Buddhist Sects in India. 2nd ed. Calcutta: Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay, 1978, 1988.
Dutt, Sukumar. Buddhist Monks and Monasteries of India: Their History and Their Contribution to Indian Culture. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1962, 1988.
Dutt, Sukumar. Early Buddhist Monachism. 1924. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1996.
Ergardt, J.T. Man and His Destiny: The Release of the Human Mind: Study of Citta in Relation to Dhamma in Some Ancient Indian Texts. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1986.
Gethin, R. M. L. The Buddhist Path to Awakening: A Study of the Bodhi-Pakkhiya Dhamma. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2001. Previously published by E.J. Brill, 1992.
Gombrich, Richard F. How Buddhism Began: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1997, 2002.
Hamilton, Sue. Identity and Experience. The Constitution of the Human Being According to Early Buddhism. London, 1996.
Hamilton, Sue. Early Buddhism: A New Approach: The I of the Beholder. Curzon, 2000.
Hardy, R. Spence. Eastern Monachism. 1850, Partridge and Oakey, London. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1989 [1850].
Hazra, Kanai Lal. Royal Patronage of Buddhism in Ancient India. Delhi: D.K. Publications, 1984.
---. The Rise and Decline of Buddhism in India. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1995.
Hirakawa, Akira, and Paul Groner. A History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni to Early Mahayana. Asian Studies at Hawaii ; No. 36. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990.
I ching. A Record of the Buddhist Religion as Practiced in India and the Malay Archipelago. First published by Clarendon Press, London. 1896. Trans. Junjiro Takakusu. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1966.
Joshi, Lal Mani. Studies in the Buddhistic Culture of India: 7th and 8th Centuries A.D. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1967.
Kimura, Ryukan. The Original and Developed Doctrines of Indian Buddhism in Charts. Delhi: Pilgrims Book Pvt. Ltd., 1920, 1998.
Lamotte, Etienne. History of Indian Buddhism: From the Origins to the Saka Era. Publications De L'institut Orientaliste De Louvain, 36. Louvain-la-Neuve: Université catholique de Louvain, Institut orientaliste, 1988.
Law, Bimala Churn. Geography of Early Buddhism. Originally published by K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, London. 1932. Varanasi: Bhartiya Pub. House, 1973.
Legge, James. A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms: Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Hien of His Travels in India and Ceylon A.D. 399-414. Translated and Annotated. New York: Paragon Books, 1965.
Mookerji, Radha Kumud. Asoka. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1928.
Nakamura, Hajime. Indian Buddhism: A Survey with Bibliographical Notes. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1987 , 1999.
Nikam, N.A., and Richard McKeon. The Edicts of Asoka. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959.
Oldenberg, Hermann. The Doctrine of the Upanisads and the Early Buddhism. Trans. Shridhar B. Shrotri. 1st ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1991.
Pande, Govinda Chandra. Studies in the Origins of Buddhism. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1995, 1999.
Parrinder, Geoffrey. The Wisdom of the Early Buddhists. New York: New Directions, 1977.
Ratnapala, Nandasena. Buddhist Sociology. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1995.
Rhys Davids, T.W. Buddhist India. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1971.
Sankrityayan , Rahula, et al. Buddhism: The Marxist Approach. Delhi: People's Pub. House, 1970.
Schober, Juliane, ed. Sacred Biography in the Buddhist Traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997.
Sircar, Dineschandra, and Asoka. Inscriptions of Asoka. 3d ed. New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1975.
Strong, John. The Legend of King Asoka: A Study and Translation of the Asokavadana. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.
Strong, John. The Legend and Cult of Upagupta: Sanskrit Buddhism in North India and Southeast Asia. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1994.
Taranatha. Taranatha’s History of Buddhism in India. Trans. Lama Chimpa and Alaka Chattopadhyaya. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1970, 1997.
Upreti, G.B. The Early Buddhist World Outlook in Historical Perspective. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 1997.
Varma, Vishwanath Prasad. Early Buddhism and Its Origins. 1st ed. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1973.
Wagle, N. K. Society at the Time of the Buddha. 2nd rev. ed. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1995.
Warder, A.K. Indian Buddhism. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1970, 1980.
Wijesekera, Oliver Hector de Alwis. Buddhist and Vedic Studies: A Miscellany. 1st ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1994.
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Choong Mun Keat & Tse-fu Kuan

Postby ancientbuddhism » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:00 pm

The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism Choong Mun Keat
A comparative study based on the Sūtrāṅga portion of the Pāḷi Saṃyutta-Nikāya and the Chinese Saṃyuktāgama

CLARIFICATION ON FEELINGS IN BUDDHIST DHYĀNA/JHĀNA MEDITATION By TSE-FU KUAN

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“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

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Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Choong Mun Keat & Tse-fu Kuan

Postby Kenshou » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:48 pm

ancientbuddhism wrote:The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism Choong Mun Keat
A comparative study based on the Sūtrāṅga portion of the Pāḷi Saṃyutta-Nikāya and the Chinese Saṃyuktāgama

CLARIFICATION ON FEELINGS IN BUDDHIST DHYĀNA/JHĀNA MEDITATION By TSE-FU KUAN
Ooh, thanks for these.
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Mindfulness in Early Buddhism by Tse-fu Kuan

Postby ancientbuddhism » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:25 pm

Mindfulness in Early Buddhism

New approaches through psychology and
textual analysis of Pali, Chinese and
Sanskrit sources

By Tse-fu Kuan
Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

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Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

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Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

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Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby ancientbuddhism » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:25 pm

Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:44 pm

ancientbuddhism wrote:A Note on Attā in the Alagaddūpama Sutta – By K.R. Norman
This is an excellent essay. Well worth the time to study.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby Sylvester » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:39 am

Agreed. A good antidote to the "Not-Self Strategy".
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby Zom » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:13 pm

Indeed, indeed, I agree too ,)

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

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Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:45 am

Greetings,

Buddhist Economic Philosophy As Reflected In Early Buddhism by Dr. Dharmasena Hettierachchi

(not available to read online, as far as I can tell)

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby ancientbuddhism » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:01 pm

Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby ancientbuddhism » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:36 pm

Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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