Download e-book for kindle: Divine Stories: Divyavadana, Part 2 (Classics of Indian by Andy Rotman

By Andy Rotman

ISBN-10: 1614294704

ISBN-13: 9781614294702

Explore the second one of 2 volumes of translations, in shiny prose, of 1 of the main celebrated collections of classical Buddhist legends. 

Actions by no means come to naught,
even after countless numbers of thousands of years.
while the proper stipulations assemble and the time is right,
then they are going to have their influence on embodied beings.

old Buddhist literature is stuffed with stories of prior lives. The Buddha, surrounded by means of his fans, is requested the way it got here to be convinced individual has met a specific destiny. along with his omniscience, the Buddha appears to be like into eons prior and uncovers the occasions that resulted in the current end result. With tales of depraved other halves, patricidal princes, and shape-shifting serpents, Divine Stories is a desirable expression of ways Buddhists have illustrated the legislations of karma—the fact that the ability of excellent and unwell deeds, as soon as created, isn't misplaced. those are a few of the oldest Buddhist stories ever devoted to writing, illuminating the tradition of northern India within the ultimate centuries earlier than the typical period and bringing to existence the Buddhist values of generosity and faith.

As together with his quantity 1, Andy Rotman’s translation of the second one half this assortment combines accuracy with clarity, with specific editorial notes evaluating readings within the to be had Sanskrit texts. wealthy extensive and literary expression, Divine Stories is significant contribution to Indian and Buddhist studies.

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