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The Vulgate, Score Bib Vul

By: St. Jerome

Description: This is a unique book. Not only does it contain both the Latin Vulgate and King James translations in their entirety, but every verse is linked between the two translations. For instance, if you click on the hyperlink for Mark 5:1 (MAR5.1) wh

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The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors, Score Bib Wscs

By: Kersey Graves

Description: This is one of the most controversial books about the Christian narrative of Jesus ever published. Graves tried to gather together all of what was known at the time about other similar stories of gods who walked the earth, preached ethical an

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Buddhism in Tibet, Score Bud Bit

By: Emil Schlagintweit

Description: This mid-19th Century work is one of the few public domain descriptions of Tibetan Buddhism we have found. Desipte the sketchy knowledge of Buddhism in Europe at the time, this has a surprising level of detail about the subject, due to the pi

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Buddha, the Word, Score Bud Buddha2

By: Paul Carus

Description: THUS has it been said by the Buddha, the Enlightened One: It is through not understanding, not realizing four things, that I, Disciples, as well as you, had to wander so long through this round of rebirths. And what are these four things? The

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Dialogues of the Buddha, Score Bud Dob

By: T. W. Davids

Description: These books were originally part of the series Sacred Books of the Buddhists, which, (exactly) like the Sacred Books of the East was translated by various oriental scholars and edited by F. Max Müller. These were published in 1899 unde

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The Gateless Gate, Score Bud Glg

By: Ekai

Description: This classic Zen Buddhist collection of 49 koans with commentary by Mumon was originally published in 1934, and later included in Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki's popular anthology Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. Due to non-renewal it is currently in the

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The Life of Buddha, Score Bud Lob

By: A. F. Herold

Description: This is a biography of Buddha retold in a simple and engaging style. It strings together a coherent narrative arc from the several classic Buddhist texts, particularly the Buddhacharita of Asvaghosa (see SBE49), the Lalita-Vistara, and the Ja

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Saddharma-pundarîka Or, the Lotus of the True Law, Score Bud Lotus

By: H. Kern

Description: Thus have I heard. Once upon a time the Lord was staying at Râgagriha, on the Gridhrakuta mountain, with a numerous assemblage of monks, twelve hundred monks, all of them Arhats, stainless, free from depravity, self-controlled, thoroughly ema

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Mysticism Christian and Buddhist, Score Bud McB

By: D. T. Suzuki

Description: This is a study of Buddhist mysticism, contrasted and compared with Christian mysticism, particularly the writings of Meister Eckhart. Suzuki explores Buddhist and Christian concepts of infinity, eternity and the transmigration of souls. This

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The Questions of King Milinda, Part Ii, Score Bud Sbe 36

By: T. W. Davids

Description: This is a translation of a series of dialogues between King Milinda and Nagasena, a Buddhist scholar. The Questions of King Milinda deals with some of the thorniest questions of Buddhism, religion and existence. The narrative proceeds in a cy

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Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot Zen for Americans, Score Bud Zfa

By: Soyen Shaku

Description: This is a book of essays by a Zen Buddhist Abbot who visited the United States in 1905-6, translated by another figure who was instrumental in introducing Buddhism to the West, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. Originally titled Sermons of a Buddhist A

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Achomawi and Atsugewi Tales and Achomawi Myths, Score CA Aat

By: Roland B. Dixon

Description: These two articles include myths of the Achomawi and Atsugewi, who lived in the north-eastern Sierra Nevada of California

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Ethnography of the Cahuilla Indians, Score CA Eci

By: A. L. Kroeber

Description: This is a short ethnography of the Cahuilla, who inhabited the desert of Southern California. This mostly covers material culture. However, Kroeber also includes some notes on place names, which solves the debate about where the city names Cu

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The Chinese Classics, Score Cfu Cfu

By: James Legge

Description: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Confucian Analects Confucius, Score Cfu Conf1

By: James Legge

Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it ava

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The Imperial Mandate Raising Lao-tze to Godhood, Score Cfu Etc

By: Sacred Texts

Description: These files are articles and translations of short texts related to non-Buddhist Chinese religion taken from various public domain sources, primarily scholarly journals. There are also a large number of texts relating to Chinese Buddhism in t

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The Lî Kî the Book of Rites Part I, Sacred Books of the East Volum...

By: James Legge

Description: The Li Ki is one of the 'Five Chinese Classics'. This title is usually translated the Book of Rites. The work is a compilation of assorted texts which describe Chinese religious practices from the eighth to the fifth century B.C. It was first

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The Lî Kî the Book of Rites Part Ii, Sacred Books of the East Volu...

By: James Legge

Description: The Li Ki is one of the 'Five Chinese Classics'. This title is usually translated the Book of Rites. The work is a compilation of assorted texts which describe Chinese religious practices from the eighth to the fifth century B.C. It was first

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Mencius, Score Cfu Menc

By: James Legge

Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it ava

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The Shû King, Sacred Books of the East, Volume 3, Score Cfu Sbe03

By: James Legge

Description: Sacred Books of the East - The Shu King (The Texts of Confuciannism) by James Legge Confucianism is a way of life taught by Confucius in the 6th–5th century BC. Sometimes viewed as a philosophy, sometimes as a religion, Confucianism is perha

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