1871. In this volume Reverend Beal has translated works of Buddhist Literature in order to make them more accessible to a broader audience. This volume includes bits from Avatamsaka, Pindhadana, Lankavatara, Vimalakirti, Dharani, Kshitigarbha, Surangama, Lotus, Mahasahasra-Mandala, Prajnaparamita, Amitabha, Buddhanusmritti-samadhi, Diamond, Suvarna-prabhasa, Mahanidana, and other Sutras, plus various Vinayas and Shastras. The book is divided into the following Parts: Legends and Myths; Buddhism as a Religion; Scholastic Period; Mystic Period; and Decline and Fall. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.Beal, Samuel is the author of 'Catena of Buddhist Scriptures from the Chinese ', published 2004 under ISBN 9781432621902 and ISBN 1432621904.