The Mentor of Buddha

Anyone who has remained in a hotel in Japan has actually most likely seen a copy of The Mentor of Buddha. First published in 1925, the book was initially edited by Japanese scholars of Buddhism prior to WWII and distributed widely throughout Japan. The very first English edition was published in 1934. The Reverend Dr. Yehan Numata highlighted another English edition in 1962, and in 1966, after the establishment of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism), Dr. Numata assembled a committee of Buddhist scholars to considerably modify and modify a new English-Japanese edition. The Teaching of Buddha has actually gone through minor modifications and many reprintings since. It is now readily available in more than forty-two languages and over 8 million copies have actually been dispersed and put in hotel spaces in over fifty countries throughout the world.The Mentor of Buddha is a collection of writings on the essence of Buddhism, chosen and edited from the vast Buddhist canon, presented in a succinct, easy-to-read, and nonsectarian format. It also consists of a short history of Buddhism, a listing of the source texts, a glossary of Sanskrit terms, and an index.


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