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Primary Sources, Historical Collections: The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana Doctrine: The New Buddhism, with a Foreword by T. S. Wentworth
This book, from the series Primary Sources: Historical Books of the World (Asia and Far East Collection), represents an important historical artifact on Asian history and culture. Its contents come from the legions of academic literature and research on the subject produced over the last several hundred years. Covered within is a discussion drawn from many areas of study a ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Primary Sources, Historical Collections
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Aśvaghoṣa (Devanagari: अशवघोष) [əɕʋəgʰoːʂə] (c. 80 – c. 150 CE) was an Indian philosopher-poet, born in Saketa in northern India to a Brahmin family. He is believed to have been the first Sanskrit dramatist, and is considered the greatest Indian poet prior to Kālidāsa. He was the most famous in a group of Buddhist court writers, whose epics rivalled the contemporary Ramayana. Whereas much of Buddh ...moreMore about Aśvaghoṣa...