The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism


With greater than 5,000 entries totaling over one million phrases, this can be the main entire and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. it's also the 1st to hide phrases from the entire canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, chinese language, eastern, and Korean. not like reference works that target a unmarried Buddhist language or university, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the main Buddhist traditions to supply encyclopedic insurance of an important phrases, recommendations, texts, authors, deities, faculties, monasteries, and geographical websites from around the heritage of Buddhism. the most entries provide either a short definition and a considerable brief essay at the broader which means and importance of the time period coated. broad cross-references enable readers to discover comparable phrases and ideas. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for instance, the 4 noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and diagrams also are included.

Written and edited by means of of ultra-modern most outstanding students of Buddhism, and greater than a decade within the making, this landmark paintings is a necessary reference for each scholar, pupil, or practitioner of Buddhism and for a person else attracted to Asian faith, heritage, or philosophy.

  • The such a lot complete dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English
  • More than 5,000 entries totaling over one million words
  • The first dictionary to hide phrases from all the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions--Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, chinese language, jap, and Korean
  • Detailed entries at the most vital phrases, innovations, texts, authors, deities, faculties, monasteries, and geographical websites within the background of Buddhism
  • Cross-references and appendixes that permit readers to discover similar phrases and search for an identical phrases in a number of Buddhist languages
  • Includes an inventory of Buddhist lists, a timeline, and maps
  • Also includes chosen phrases and names in Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Sinhalese, Newar, and Mongolian

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