Harvard Oriental Series
EDITED, WITH THE COÖPERATION OF VARIOUS SCHOLARS, BY
CHARLES ROCKWELL LANMAN
PROFESSOR OF SANSCRIT IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Published by Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
United States of America
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Volume I.—The Jātaka-mālā: or Bodhisattva-avadāna-mala, by Ārya-çūra; edited by Hendrik Kern, Professor in the University of Leiden, Netherlands. 1891. Royal 8vo, bound in cloth, xiv + 254 pages, price $1.50.
This is the editio princeps of a collection of Buddhist stories in Sanskrit. The text is printed in Nāgari characters. An English translation of this work, by Professor Speyer, has been published in Professor Max Müller's Sacred Books of the Buddhists, London, Henry Frowde, 189S.
Volume II.—The Sāṁkhya-pravacana-bhāṣya: or Commentary on the exposition of the Sānkhya philosophy, by Vijñāna-bhikṣu: edited by Richard Garbe, Professor in the University of Tübingen. 1895. Royal 8vo, bound in buckram, xiv + 196 pages, price $1.50.
This volume contains the original Sanskrit text of the Sānkhya Aphorisms and of Vijñāna's Commentary, all printed in Roman letters. It is of especial interest in that Vijñāna, not accepting the atheistic doctrine of the original Sānkliya, here comes out as a defender of downright theism. A German translation of the whole work was published by Professor Garbe in the Ahhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, vol. ix., Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1889. "In spite of all the false assumptions and the errors of which Vijñāna-bhikṣu is undoubtedly guilty, his Commentary...is after all the one and only work which instructs us concerning many particulars of the doctrines of what is, in my estimation, the most significant system of philosophy that India has produced."—Editor's Preface.
Volume III.—Buddhism in Translations. By Henry Clarke Warren. 1896. 8vo, buckram, xx + 520 pages, price $1.20.
This is a series of extracts from Pāli writings, done into English, and so arranged as to give a general idea of Ceylonese Buddhism. The work consists of over a hundred selections, comprised in five chapters of about one hundred pages each. Of these, chapters ii., iii., and iv. are