Selected suttas of both Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism, translated into English by F. Max Muller, T.W. Rhys Davids and Samuel Beal.
Buddha: Glimpses of a Great Life
Ashvaghosha’s Buddha-Charita, translated by Samuel Beal from the Chinese version made by Dharmaraksha;
Dhammachakka: Pavattana Sutta: The Wheel of Law
The most valuable sutra of Buddhism, translated by T.W. Rhys Davids from a Ceylon manuscript;
Tevijja Sutta: The Three Shilas (Conducts) to Attain Brahma
An important sutra of Digha Nikaya, dealing with Shila or Right Conduct, translated by T.W. Rhys Davids;
Dhammapada: The Good Path
Regarded as the Gita of Buddhism, one of the most practical ethical handbooks of the great religion, translated by F. Max Muller;
The Prajna-Paramita Vajrachchhedika: The Perfect Wisdom Doctrine of the Diamond-Cutter
An important sutra of Mahayana Buddhism translated by F. Max Muller
Sukhavati Vyuha: The Land of Bliss
The Mahayana concept of heaven popular in China and Japan translated by F. Max Muller
Mahaparinibbana Sutta: The Last Days and Teachings
The strangely moving last days story of the great teacher, translated by T.W. Rhys Davids
In the Golden Book of series.
The Golden Books series of India’s religions is specially planned and designed for the general reader who wants to know about them. It includes books on Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religions, which have made their mark in various ways in Asia and the West.
Within Indian religions are many philosophies and hundreds of scriptures with commentaries and commentaries on commentaries, which present a highly complicated picture especially in comparison to one-book -religion cultures. The Golden Books select the most important basic texts from these many scriptures, translated into simple, easy-to-understand English by learned scholars, and present them for wider use and benefit.
Translated by F. Max Muller, T.W. Rhys Davids & Samuel Beal.