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bodom
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Buddhist Encyclopedia

Post by bodom » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:05 pm

I am looking for an indepth up-to-date encyclopedia on Buddhism that covers all schools, all doctrines and the whole history and development. I have came across a few on Amazon and such but am looking for personal recommendations. Thanks!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Buddhist Encyclopedia

Post by Stiphan » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:31 pm

What about Wikipedia?

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Re: Buddhist Encyclopedia

Post by bodom » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:32 pm

Stefan wrote:What about Wikipedia?
Thanks Stefan but i was looking for something in book form.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Buddhist Encyclopedia

Post by Cittasanto » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:58 pm

an online encyclopedia for Dhamma may be found at the bottom of any page on Dhammawheel!

as for book form I have no Idea about which is better than another but

http://www.wisdom-books.com/SiteSearchR ... Submit=+Go+" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Buddhist Encyclopedia

Post by Reductor » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:15 am

Not quite an encyclopedia, but I suspect it will have a lot in it related to your interest.

http://www.amazon.com/Buddhist-Religion ... 673&sr=8-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Has the venerable Paññāsikhara any comment on this, book, by the way? I have wondered if it is fair to the other traditions.

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Re: Buddhist Encyclopedia

Post by Kare » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:59 am

Not exactly a large encyclopedia, but still very good:

Damien Keown: Dictionary of Buddhism http://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Buddhi ... 745&sr=8-4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A much larger book (and also very good): Philippe Cornu: Dictionnaire Encyclopédique du Bouddhisme http://www.amazon.fr/Dictionnaire-encyclop" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;édique-bouddhisme-Philippe-Cornu/dp/2020822733/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264931829&sr=8-3
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