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Glorious Deeds of Purna : A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana

Joel Tatelman

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ISBN 10: 8120818075 / ISBN 13: 9788120818071
Published by Motilal Banarsidass
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Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. The Glorious Deeds of Purna (Purnavadana). 3.A study of the Purnavadana. 4. Concluding remarks. Appendices : i. Exposition of the discourse on the exhortation of Punna ( Punnovadasuttavannana). ii. Exposition of the elder Punna's verse ( Punnatheragathavannana). iii. The Glorious Deeds of Purna (Purnavadana: Bodhisattvavadanakalpalata XXXVI). iv. Anathapindada, Purna and Kotikarna in the Mahasamghika Vinaya (Translated by Mark Dennis and Joseph Dennis). Bibliography. Index. "The avadana literature is the largest corpus of Sanskrit Buddhist texts available to us. By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first century account of the life of the saint Purna, the present study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of a genre which has played an essential role in Buddhist self-understanding for over two thousand years." (jacket) No. 23973 228 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 39360

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Title: Glorious Deeds of Purna : A Translation and ...

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

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By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre.

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