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Jewels of the Doctrine: Stories of the Saddharma Ratnavaliya of Dharmasena Thera

Ranjini Obeyesekera (Trs.)

ISBN 10: 8170303079 / ISBN 13: 9788170303077
Published by Sri Satguru Publications/Indian Books Centre, 1992
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This is a translation of the first fifteen stories of the thirteenth century Sinhala work, the Saddharma Ratnavaliya written by the Monk Dharmasena. The Saddharma Ratnavaliya is in turn an expanded version of the fifth century Pali work, the Dhammapadaattakata. The stories are lively and entertaining, of Interest to the General reader and the specialist. A skilled teacher, and raconteur, The Author probes the depths of Buddhist Philosophical Doctrine and makes it meaningful for his lay audiences. Generations of Sri Lankans have read, heard and enjoyed the stories. They deal with the vicissitudes of the human condition and so, like all good literature have a timeless relevance and appeal. Contents: Introduction The Saddharma Ratnavaliya 1. The Monk Cakkhupala 2. Mattakundali 3. The Senior Monk Nagasena 4. The Monk Tissa the Fat 5. The Demoness Kali 6. The Monks of Kosamba 7. The Monk Mahakala 8. Wearing the Ochre Robe 9. The Chief Disciples 10. The Senior Monk Nanda 11. The Pig-Killer Cunda 12. The Lay Devotee, Dhammika 13. Devadatta 14. Samandevi 15. The Two Monks Who Were Friends Printed Pages: 289. Bookseller Inventory # 16372

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Title: Jewels of the Doctrine: Stories of the ...

Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications/Indian Books Centre

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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