A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms

With Sanskrit And English Equivalents And A Sanskrit-pali Index

by William Edward Soothill | 1937 | 324,264 words

Summary: For about a thousand years, Buddhism dominated the thought of China and her thinkers were occupied with Buddhist philosophy. This dictionary serves as a resource to the interpretation of Chinese culture, as well as an important reference for the comparative study of Sanskrit and Pali originals.

The author provides a key for the students which to unlock a closed door which does serve to reveal the riches of the great Buddhist thesaurus in China. Author further, explains that various translators invented different terms and even when the some term was finally adopted its commutation varied, so he seems to have overcome these difficulties to a certain extent .

source: mahajana.net

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