A Treasury of Mahāyāna Sūtras: Selections from the Mahāratnakūṭa Sūtra

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1991 - 496 pages
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The Maharatnakuta Sutra is one of the five major sutra groups in the Mahayana canon. Of the two great schools of Buddhism, Mahayana has the greatest number of adherents worldwide-it prevails among the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Tibetans, and Vietnames-and contains within it a number of movements, notably Zen which have been of growing interest in the West in recent decades. Yet despite this increased attention and enormous following, translations of Mahayana scriptures have been scarce and fragmentary; clearly, a comprehensive translation of a major work within the canon was called for.

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Wrong content for the title. But for the cover page and first page, the book is "Philosophy of Sri Madhvacharya" by Dr. BNK Sharma.

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This scan is NOT A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras.The title page is the only page of this scan pertaining to the book it claims to be. The rest is a book on Indian philosophy.

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