Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 744

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 744

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Buddhist > Language & Literature > The Prajnaparamita Literature
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Prajnaparamita Literature
Pages from the book
The Prajnaparamita Literature
Look Inside the Book
Description
Preface

The literature on Prajnaparamita, vast, deep and vital to an understanding of the Mahayana, has so far been somewhat neglected by European scholars. With the aim of facilitating its study, I have in this book set out a certain amount of information about it. This is a handbook which records for the use of scholars the very limited knowledge we have acquired during the last century. I am well aware that a compilation of this kind lends itself to innumerable sins of commission and omission. The critical reader will discover many of them, and I must console myself with having given him something to build on. After completing my typescript, which has slowly matured over twenty years, I find that the gaps in my treatment stand out more clearly than its contours. The Bibliography; though comprehensive, is by no means complete. I have not listed all the translations, articles and books which have appeared in Japanese, nor the numerous Chinese commentaries which are not included in the Taisho Issaikyo. As for the Mongol, I have ignored the Tanjur, which seems to exist only in Ulan Bator. The Manchu translations of the Kanjur, which were done between 1730 and 1790, are likewise inaccessible in Europe. Modern translations into Dutch, Italian, etc., are noted only sporadically. The treatment of the commentatorial literature is quite unsatisfactory, and generally confined to listing the bare bibliographical data. The material is so vast that no one person can be expected to do everything. Others will, I hope, take up the thread where I have left it.

Preface To The Second Edition

By 1972 the first edition of this work had been sold out. Mouton & Co., the publishers, had by then largely withdrawn from their Indological publications and returned the copyright to the author. Over the years a number of minor inaccuracies have been detected in the original text, and they have been corrected for this reprint. In addition much has been published on Prajnaparamita since 1960, and I have, as far as I could, inserted these later publications in their appropriate places in the Bibliography. In fact it appears that the Prajnaparamita writings have in recent years been explored more thoroughly than most other branches of Buddhist literature.

The Reiyukai has done wonderful work in providing us with precious materials for the study of the Saddharmapundarika, and all Buddhist scholars will now be grateful to them for having brought this monograph on the Prajnaparamita back into circulation. In 1963, when I was a professor in Madison, Wisc., I tried to make up for my neglect of the Japanese contributions to this subject by supervising and directing Hanayama Shoyu's survey on what had been done in Japan up to that date (see p. 91). In the last fourteen years much more has been written in that country and I can only apologize for its omission. The simple truth is that I do not know the language and am now too old to learn it.

Contents

Prefacev
Preface to the Second Editionvi
Chronological Survey
A.The developments in India1
1The basic text1
2The expansion to the large Sutra10
3a. The short Sutras11
3b. Versified Summaries12
4Tantric influences13
5The Pala period16
B.The developments outside India19
1China19
2Nepal, Siam, Cambodia23
3Tibet24
4Japan27
5Europe28
Annotated Bibliography
A.Ordinary Prajfiaparamita Sutras31
AA. The large Sutra (no. 1-5)31
AB. Abbreviations (no. 6-11)56
B.Special Texts (no. 12-16)75
C.Tantric Texts (no. 17-40)79
Commentarial Literature
1Nagarjuna93
2Yogacarins95
3Abhisamayalankara101
4Bibliography of Sub-commentaries to AA112
Indices
1Alphabetical list of Sanskrit titles121
2Alphabetical list of Indian commentators121
3Alphabetical list of Tibetan commentators122
4Alphabetical list of Chinese commentators123
5Abbreviations124
List of Edward Conze's Publications on The Prajnaparamita
Literature127
Sample Pages









The Prajnaparamita Literature

Item Code:
IDC902
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2008
ISBN:
9788121509923
Language:
English
Size:
6.6" x 10.2"
Pages:
146
Other Details:
a50_books
Price:
$35.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Prajnaparamita Literature

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8250 times since 21st Nov, 2018
Preface

The literature on Prajnaparamita, vast, deep and vital to an understanding of the Mahayana, has so far been somewhat neglected by European scholars. With the aim of facilitating its study, I have in this book set out a certain amount of information about it. This is a handbook which records for the use of scholars the very limited knowledge we have acquired during the last century. I am well aware that a compilation of this kind lends itself to innumerable sins of commission and omission. The critical reader will discover many of them, and I must console myself with having given him something to build on. After completing my typescript, which has slowly matured over twenty years, I find that the gaps in my treatment stand out more clearly than its contours. The Bibliography; though comprehensive, is by no means complete. I have not listed all the translations, articles and books which have appeared in Japanese, nor the numerous Chinese commentaries which are not included in the Taisho Issaikyo. As for the Mongol, I have ignored the Tanjur, which seems to exist only in Ulan Bator. The Manchu translations of the Kanjur, which were done between 1730 and 1790, are likewise inaccessible in Europe. Modern translations into Dutch, Italian, etc., are noted only sporadically. The treatment of the commentatorial literature is quite unsatisfactory, and generally confined to listing the bare bibliographical data. The material is so vast that no one person can be expected to do everything. Others will, I hope, take up the thread where I have left it.

Preface To The Second Edition

By 1972 the first edition of this work had been sold out. Mouton & Co., the publishers, had by then largely withdrawn from their Indological publications and returned the copyright to the author. Over the years a number of minor inaccuracies have been detected in the original text, and they have been corrected for this reprint. In addition much has been published on Prajnaparamita since 1960, and I have, as far as I could, inserted these later publications in their appropriate places in the Bibliography. In fact it appears that the Prajnaparamita writings have in recent years been explored more thoroughly than most other branches of Buddhist literature.

The Reiyukai has done wonderful work in providing us with precious materials for the study of the Saddharmapundarika, and all Buddhist scholars will now be grateful to them for having brought this monograph on the Prajnaparamita back into circulation. In 1963, when I was a professor in Madison, Wisc., I tried to make up for my neglect of the Japanese contributions to this subject by supervising and directing Hanayama Shoyu's survey on what had been done in Japan up to that date (see p. 91). In the last fourteen years much more has been written in that country and I can only apologize for its omission. The simple truth is that I do not know the language and am now too old to learn it.

Contents

Prefacev
Preface to the Second Editionvi
Chronological Survey
A.The developments in India1
1The basic text1
2The expansion to the large Sutra10
3a. The short Sutras11
3b. Versified Summaries12
4Tantric influences13
5The Pala period16
B.The developments outside India19
1China19
2Nepal, Siam, Cambodia23
3Tibet24
4Japan27
5Europe28
Annotated Bibliography
A.Ordinary Prajfiaparamita Sutras31
AA. The large Sutra (no. 1-5)31
AB. Abbreviations (no. 6-11)56
B.Special Texts (no. 12-16)75
C.Tantric Texts (no. 17-40)79
Commentarial Literature
1Nagarjuna93
2Yogacarins95
3Abhisamayalankara101
4Bibliography of Sub-commentaries to AA112
Indices
1Alphabetical list of Sanskrit titles121
2Alphabetical list of Indian commentators121
3Alphabetical list of Tibetan commentators122
4Alphabetical list of Chinese commentators123
5Abbreviations124
List of Edward Conze's Publications on The Prajnaparamita
Literature127
Sample Pages









Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Prajnaparamita Literature (Buddhist | Books)

Fragment of A Prajnaparamita Manuscript from Central Asia
Item Code: NAL878
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Kailash Raj’s art, as always, is marvelous. We are so grateful to you for allowing your team to do these special canvases for us. Rarely do we see this caliber of art in modern times. Kailash Ji has taken the Swaminaryan monks’ suggestions to heart and executed each one with accuracy and a spiritual touch.
Sadasivanathaswami, Hawaii
Good selections. and ease of ordering. Thank you
Kris, USA
Thank you for having books on such rare topics as Samudrika Vidya, keep up the good work of finding these treasures and making them available.
Tulsi, USA
Received awesome customer service from Raje. Thank You very much.
Victor, USA
Just wanted to let you know the books arrived on Friday February 22nd. I could not believe how quickly my order arrived, 4 days from India. Wow! Seeing the post mark, touching and smelling the books made me long for your country. Reminded me it is time to visit again. Thank you again.
Patricia, Canada
Thank you for beautiful, devotional pieces.
Ms. Shantida, USA
Received doll safely and gift pack was a pleasant surprise. Keep up the good job.
Vidya, India
Thank you very much. Such a beautiful selection! I am very pleased with my chosen piece. I love just looking at the picture. Praise Mother Kali! I'm excited to see it in person
Michael, USA
Hello! I just wanted to say that I received my statues of Krishna and Shiva Nataraja today, which I have been eagerly awaiting, and they are FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, I am so happy with them and the service you have provided. I am sure I will place more orders in the future!
Nick, USA
Excellent products and efficient delivery.
R. Maharaj, Trinidad and Tobago
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India