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Free pdfs from BDK

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:15 am
by Nicholas Weeks
Mainly Mahayana, but there are some Agama texts too. All of their books are now available in pdf format: ... lable-pdfs

Re: Free pdfs from BDK

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:20 pm
by Nicholas Weeks
Free PDFs list updated:

Also the magnificent compilation of Dhamma & Dharma titled Buddha-Dharma is also in free PDF format: ... og_tid=285

A sample quote from the 800 page book:
“Disciples, suppose there is a man who floats on a flowing river; he floats downstream pleasantly on a pleasure boat. A man with eyes that see stands on a bluff, sees this boat, and shouts, ‘Why do you sail so blissfully down the river? Downstream, waves are rising up; there are whirlpools; there are deep waters where crocodiles and demons dwell; you will surely meet your death there.” The man hears that voice and begins to swim to shore by moving his arms and legs. Disciples, the flowing river is the thirst of lust; to float pleasantly refers to attachment to the corporeal body; the deep waters downstream mean the defilement that arises in the lower world. Waves rising up refer to the defilement of anger; whirlpools refer to the five desires; crocodiles and demons refer to sexual lust. Disciples, to swim to shore refers to release from bondage; to exert oneself with one’s arms and legs refers to spiritual exertion; and the man with eyes that see standing on a bluff is the Buddha.

Re: Free pdfs from BDK

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:27 pm
by Nicholas Weeks
Source of the book:
The Buddha-Dharma is a translation from the Japanese text of Shinyaku Bukkyo Seiten, which consists of simplified or shortened versions (not strict translation) of Buddhist scriptures selected from the Taisho Shinshu Daizokyo, or the Chinese language edition of the Tripitaka. Therefore, the reader will not always find word-for-word correspondence between the text of this book and the sources listed here. Nevertheless, this list may prove helpful to some readers who desire further information or exact wording of the scriptures. Jatakas, Nikayas, Vinaya, Dhammapada and its commentary, Theragatha, Therlgatha, Itivuttaka, and Burmese works are from the Pali unless otherwise noted. Sanskrit and Chinese works identify themselves by their orthography.