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Chinese-language books, etc.

Post by cookiemonster » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:19 am

Does anyone know of any Chinese-language books that focuses entirely on Theravada Buddhism on an introductory level, written in a way that does not syncretize with Mahayana, Zen, Tibetan, or any other form of Buddhism?

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Re: Chinese-language books, etc.

Post by paul » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:36 am

The only Chinese language Theravada books you will find are the standard western books obtainable in Chinese translation from places like the Pa Auk Forest Monastery.

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Re: Chinese-language books, etc.

Post by pilgrim » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 am

There are several resources in this thread, but I don't know if they suit your requirements of books of an Introductory nature as I can't read Chinese.

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Re: Chinese-language books, etc.

Post by Ruud » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:29 am

If you see books in China about Theravada they are mostly translations of well-known books in the West. Books by Ajahn Chah, Ayya Khema, Sayadaw U Pandita, Bhante Gunaratana etc.

There are some translations of Pali scriptures (I’ve seen a Digha and Majjhima nikaya, a Sutta Nipata, a Dhammapada ), and I know of selections of the Agamas (not directly Theravada, but early Buddhism related).

And Ven. Yin Shun, the Taiwanese scholar monk, has also some material related to the history and development of Buddhism, also in relation to the Pali scriptures and Agamas.

Unfortunately my Chinese is nowhere good enough to read them, so I’ll have to satisfy myself with longing glances....
Dry up what pertains to the past,
do not take up anything to come later.
If you will not grasp in the middle,
you will live at peace.
—Snp.5.11,v.1099 (tr. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi)

Whatever is will be was. —Ven. Ñānamoli, A Thinkers Notebook, §221

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Re: Chinese-language books, etc.

Post by atipattoh » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:55 pm

Try this one, written by Bhante Mahinda
《您认识佛教吗?》 ... ddhism.pdf

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