Wisdom’s Classics of Indian Buddhism is a landmark translation series devoted to making the wealth of classical Indian Buddhism accessible to modern readers. Each title is vetted by leading scholars with the assistance of an active editorial board. Carefully reviewed to meet the highest standards of reliability and readability, these classic works explore the full extent of the human condition and the limits of language and reason and have the power to edify and intrigue a wide variety of readers.
Launched with the publication of Divine Stories: Divyāvadāna, a collection of well-known teaching stories drawn from the Buddhist scriptures, the series has recently added a new translation from the Sanskrit of the foundational work of Middle Way philosophy, Nāgārjuna’s Mūlamadhyamakakārikā. Other projects in development include a translation and edition of the Tathāgataguhya Sūtra, a new translation of Nāgārjuna’s Precious Garland (Ratnāvalī), and a survey by Richard Salomon of the ancient fragments of scripture discovered at Gandhāra.
- Andy Rotman (chair), Smith College
- Paul Harrison, Stanford University
- Jens-Uwe Hartmann, University of Munich
- Sara McClintock, Emory University
- Parimal Patil, Harvard University
- Akira Saitō, University of Tokyo
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