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.