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Treasures of Buddhism: A New Translation with Selected Letters
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Treasures of Buddhism: A New Translation with Selected Letters
Treasures of Buddhism: A New Translation with Selected Letters
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Price:  $19.95

ISBN:  978-1-936597-58-1
Book Size:  6” x 9”
# of Pages:  272
Language:  English



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In Schuon’s classic work, readers will discover Buddhism not as an historical artifact of the past but as a living spiritual force. Every reader interested in Buddhism from whatever angle will find much that speaks to his or her condition. This revised edition of Schuon’s writings on Buddhism features a new translation from the original French as well as 75 pages of new material, including previously unpublished selections from his letters and other private writings.
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In his classic work on the subject, perennialist author Frithjof Schuon explores the vast and varied landscape that is Buddhism. Every reader interested in Buddhism from whatever angle will here find much that speaks to his or her condition. Schuon presents Buddhism not as an historical artifact of the past but as a living spiritual force. In describing the essentials of Buddhism, he frequently makes use of comparisons with other traditions, including Western religious thought. The rich and diverse world of Buddhist art — from its statuary to the tea ceremony — is a subject treated with particular importance. A valuable section on Shinto, the indigenous Japanese tradition of the “way of the gods”, concludes the book.

This revised edition, containing over 75 pages of new material, features a fully revised translation from the French original as well as previously unpublished selections from Schuon’s letters and other private writings. Also included is an editor’s preface, editor’s notes, a glossary of foreign terms and phrases, an index, and biographical notes.



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Frithjof Schuon

Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) is best known as the foremost spokesman of the “Traditionalist” or “Perennialist” school and as a philosopher in the metaphysical current of Shankara and Plato. He wrote more than two dozen books on metaphysical, spiritual, artistic, and ethnic themes and was a regular contributor to journals on comparative religion in both Europe and America. Schuon’s writings have been consistently featured and reviewed in a wide range of scholarly and philosophical publications around the world, respected by both scholars and spiritual authorities. Besides his prose writings, Schuon was also a prolific poet (see a listing of Schuon's poetry books) and a gifted painter of images that always portrayed the beauty and power of the divine, and the nobility and virtue of primordial humanity.

World Wisdom features a series titled "The Writings of Frithjof Schuon", which includes many new editions of classic books by Schuon in new translations and with additional materials. Our online Library contains many articles and poems written by Frithjof Schuon, allowing readers to see a representative sample of his remarkable body of work.

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Harry Oldmeadow

Harry Oldmeadow was co-ordinator of Philosophy and Religious Studies at La Trobe University in Australia and author of the acclaimed Traditionalism: Religion in the Light of the Perennial Philosophy (2000), an authoritative introduction to the perspective of Perennialism. Prof. Oldmeadow's contributions to World Wisdom books & DVDs includes:
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In his classic work on the subject, perennialist author Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) explores the vast and varied landscape that is Buddhism. Every reader interested in Buddhism from whatever angle will here find much that speaks to his or her condition. Schuon presents Buddhism not as an historical artifact of the past but as a living spiritual force. In describing the essentials of Buddhism, he frequently makes use of comparisons with other traditions, including Western religious thought. The rich and diverse world of Buddhist art (from its statuary to the tea ceremony) is a subject treated with particular importance. A valuable section on Shinto, the indigenous Japanese tradition of the ‘way of the gods’, concludes the book. This revised and expanded third edition under the deftly editorship of Harry Oldmeadow, contains more than 75 pages of new material, and features a fully revised translation from the French original as well as previously unpublished selections from Schuon's letters and other private writings. Also included is an editor's preface, editor's notes, a glossary of foreign terms and phrases, an index, and biographical notes. An invaluable and welcome addition to the growing body of Buddhist literature available for an American readership, Treasures of Buddhism: A New Translation with Selected Letters is unequivocally and unreservedly recommended for personal, community, college, and university library Buddhist Philosophy collections and supplemental studies reading lists.”
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