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In this chapter of "Buddhist Books," we'll read the beginnings of Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature," and a commentary on "Sasanavamsa," a history of the Buddhist order in Burma, composed by the Burmese monk Paññāsāmi in 1861.

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PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 1

[00:35:59]  March 1st, 2022

In today's episode, we'll begin reading Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature."




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 2

[00:34:30]  March 1st, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature."




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 3

[00:34:34]  March 1st, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature."




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 4

[00:32:15]  March 2nd, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature."




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 5

[00:00:00]  March 6th, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be looking at a bit of Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature," as well as a bit of a commentary on "Sasanavamsa," a history of the Buddhist order in Burma, composed by the Burmese monk Paññāsāmi in 1861.




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 6

[00:33:33]  March 4th, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature," as well as continuing the commentary on "Sasanavamsa," a history of the Buddhist order in Burma, composed by the Burmese monk Paññāsāmi in 1861.




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 7

[00:35:16]  March 5th, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature," as well as continuing the commentary on "Sasanavamsa," a history of the Buddhist order in Burma, composed by the Burmese monk Paññāsāmi in 1861.




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 8

[00:34:27]  March 8th, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature," as well as continuing the commentary on "Sasanavamsa," a history of the Buddhist order in Burma, composed by the Burmese monk Paññāsāmi in 1861.




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 9

[00:33:28]  March 9th, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature," as well as continuing the commentary on "Sasanavamsa," a history of the Buddhist order in Burma, composed by the Burmese monk Paññāsāmi in 1861.




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 10

[00:33:26]  March 11th, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature," as well as continuing the commentary on "Sasanavamsa," a history of the Buddhist order in Burma, composed by the Burmese monk Paññāsāmi in 1861.




PĀLI SCRIPTURES - Part 11

[00:34:06]  March 16th, 2022

In today's episode, we'll be continuing Volume VII of "A History of Indian Literature" by K.R. Norman and Jan Gonda, entitled, "Pāli Literature." I also talk a bit about the pillars of Ashoka, Master Dogen, Chinese Chan and Japanese Zen.




HEART SUTRA (Dōgen's Commentary)

[00:29:34]  March 22nd, 2022

This is a special episode because, rather than being filmed in my office in Delhi, it is filmed in Bodh Gaya with Mahabodhi Temple just behind me.

In today's episode, we briefly jump ahead on the timeline from the early Theravada schools of Buddhism to Master Dogen bringing Soto Chan into Japan in the 13th century and, because of his accent, calling it "Zen." In other words, it was the beginning of what could be called "Japanese Zen."

One of the very few chants that are performed by the Zen Monks of Japan is that of the Hannya Shingyo. Dōgen believed it to be such an beautiful expression of the core and essence of the teachings of Lord Buddha, as well as being short and to the point, that chanting it was as much a tradition in early Zen as it was in Shingon, Tendai, and the various other schools of Japanese Buddhism.

Shobogenzo is a collection of lectures given by Dōgen to the monks of those earliest Zen Monasteries. The second "chapter" of Shobogenzo, in other words the second of his lectures recorded there, is one which he gave in the Temple which would later be known as Kōshōhōrin-ji, in Kyoto, in the summer of 1233 on the subject of The Heart of Great Wisdom Sutra, or Hannya Shingyo. In today's this episode, we'll read this lecture.


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CHAPTERS


1. DHAMMAPADA

2. LOTUS SŪTRA

3. PĀLI SCRIPTURES

4. JAIN SŪTRAS

5. TIPIṬAKA




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