While many words may sound familiar, having begun the adoption process into English, they are often the subject of some misunderstanding or Judeo-Christian assumptions.
What are the Four Noble Truths, the Five Aggregates (Skandhas), the Six Perfections (Paramitas), and the Eight Winds? Buddhism A-Z has the answers. This volume contains full definitions of hundreds of terms, names, lists, and concepts most frequently met with in the post-Pali Canon sutras, which Mahayana says represents the original to-be-inferred teachings (as best explained by Alan Watts in How to Understand Buddhism).
© Copyright 1986, revised 1992, by Ron Epstein and the Buddhist Text Translation Society
Compiler and Editor: Ron Epstein
Reviewed by: Dharma Master Heng Shun et. al.
Proofreading by: Lin Chia-hui, Rita Lu, et. al.
A NEWLY REVISED PRINT EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE:
Ronald B. Epstein, compiler. Buddhist Text Translation Society's Buddhism A to Z.
Burlingame, CA: Buddhist Text Translation Society, 2003.