A BUDDHIST BIBLE: Revised and Enlarged. Dwight Goddard.

A BUDDHIST BIBLE: Revised and Enlarged

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1952. Hardcover. In 1954, "while visiting friends Neal and Carolyn Cassady in California, Jack Kerouac ensconced himself in the San Jose Library, where he became entranced with this anthology of Buddhist scriptures. Soon he was devouring everything he could find on Eastern religions, including the Vedas, Patanajali's Yoga Sutras, and writings by Lao-tzu and Confucius. But Buddhist sutras, especially those included in Goddard's A Buddhist Bible, remained Kerouac's favorite Asian texts" (from the introduction by Stephen Prothero in Big Sky Mind: Buddhism and the Beat Generation). From the library of noted Buddhist scholar Robert P. Jackson (1930-2014), with his ink signature to the front flyleaf. He reviewed Kerouac's novel The Dharma Bums (1958) in The American Buddhist, which published Jackson's article "Buddhism and the Beat Generation" a year earlier. Octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is very lightly sun faded; else crisp, clean, and very good. Very good. Item #72556

Price: $200.00

See all items in Eastern Religion
See all items by