The Sacred Books of the East


by various oriental scholars

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F. Max Müller

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Table of Contents

Organised according to Subject


The Upanishads / Max Müller

  1. image Chandogya Upanishad. Talavakara (Kena) Upanishad. Aitareya Upanishad. Kausitaki Upanishad. Vajasaneyi (Isa) Upanishad. [Vol.1, 1879]
  2. image Katha Upanishad. Mundaka Upanishad. Taittiriya Upanishad. Brhadaranyaka Upanishad. Svetasvatara Upanishad. Prasña Upanishad. Maitrayani Upanishad. [Vol.15, 1884]

The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, as taught in the school of Apastamba, Gautama, Vâsishtha, and Baudhâyana. (The Dharma Sutras). / Georg Bühler

  1. image Apastamba and Gautama. [Vol.2, 1879]
  2. image Vâsishtha and Baudhâyana. [Vol.14, 1882]

The Institutes of Visnu. / Julius Jolly

The Bhagavadgita With the Sanatsugâtiya and the Anugitâ. / Kâshinâth Trimbak Telang

The Satapatha Brahmana according to the text of the Mâdhyandina school / Julius Eggeling

  1. image Books I-II [Vol.12, 1882]
  2. image Books III-IV [Vol.26, 1885]
  3. image Books V, VI, VII. [Vol.41, 1894]
  4. image Books VII, IX, X [Vol.43, 1897]
  5. image Books XI, XII, XIII, XIV [Vol.44, 1900]

The Laws of Manu. Translated, with extracts from seven commentaries. / Georg Bühler

The Grihya-sutras; rules of Vedic domestic ceremonies.

  1. image Sankhyayana-Grihya-sutra. Asvalayana-Grihya-sutra. Paraskara-Grihya-sutra. Khadia-Grihya-sutra. / Hermann Oldenberg [Vol.29, 1886]
  2. image Gobhila, Hiranyakesin, Apastamba (Olderberg); Yajña Paribhashasutras (Müller). / Hermann Oldenberg, Max Müller [Vol.30, 1892]

Vedic Hymns

  1. image Hymns to the Maruts, Rudra, Vâyu, and Vâta., with a bibliographical list of the more important publications on the Rig-veda. / Max Müller [Vol.32, 1891]
  2. image Hymns to Agni (Mandalas I-V). / Hermann Oldenberg [Vol.46, 1897]

The Minor Law-Books: Brihaspati. / Julius Jolly

The Vedanta-Sutras / George Thibaut

  1. image Commentary by Sankaracharya, part 1 of 2. Adhyâya I-II (Pâda I-II). [Vol.34, 1890]
  2. image commentary by Sankaracharya, part 1 of 2. Adhyâya II (Pâda III-IV) -IV. [Vol.38, 1896]
  3. image with the commentary of Râmânuja. [Vol.48, 1904]

Hymns of the Atharvaveda, Together With Extracts From the Ritual Books and the Commentaries. / Maurice Bloomfield


The Dhammapada and The Sutta-Nipâta, a collection of discourses; being one of the canonical books of the Buddhists, translated from Pāli; and The Dhammapada, a collection of verses, translated from Pāli. / F. Max Müller (Dhammapada) Viggo Fausböll (Sutta-Nipata)

Buddhist Suttas. The Mahâ-parinibbâna Suttanta, The Dhamma-kakka-ppavattana Sutta, The Tevigga Sutta'anta, The Âkankheyya Sutta'a, The Ketokhila Sutta'a, The Mahâ-Sudassana Sutta'anta, The Sabbâsava Sutta'a. / T. W. Rhys Davids

Vinaya Texts / T. W. Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg

  1. image The Patimokkha. The Mahavagga, I-IV. [Vol.13, 1881]
  2. image The Mahavagga, V-X, the Kullavagga I-II. [Vol.17, 1882]
  3. image The Kullavagga, IV-XII. [Vol.20, 1885]

The Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, a life of Buddha, by Ashvaghosha, Bodhisattva; translated from Sanskrit into Chinese by Dharmaraksha, A.D. 420. / Samuel Beal

The Saddharma-Pundarika or The Lotus of the True Law. / H. Kern

The Questions of King Milinda. Milindapañha. / T. W. Rhys Davids

  1. image [Vol.35, 1890]
  2. image [Vol.36, 1894]

Buddhist Mahâyâna Texts. / Edward Byles Cowell, F. Max Müller and Takakusu Junjiro

Taoism and Confucianism

The Sacred Books of China / James Legge

  1. image Part I of The Texts of Confucianism. The Shû king. The religions portions of the Shih king. The Hsiâo king. [Vol.3, 1879]
  2. image Part II of The Texts of Confucianism. The Yi King: (I Ching). [Vol.16, 1882]
  3. image Part III of the texts of Confucianism. The Lî Kî, part 1 of 2. [Vol.27, 1885]
  4. image Part IV of the texts of Confucianism. The Lî Kî, part 2 of 2. [Vol.28, 1885]
  5. image The Texts of Taoism, Part 1 of 2. The Tâo the king (Tao te Ching): The writings of Kwang-tze, books I-XVII. [Vol.39, 1891]
  6. image The Texts of Taoism, Part 2 of 2. Includes The Writings of Kwang Tse, books XVII-XXXIII, The Thâi-shang tractate of actions and their retributions, other Taoist texts, and the Index to vols. 39 and 40. [Vol.40, 1891]


The Zend-Avesta

  1. image The Vendîdâd. / James Darmesteter [Vol.4, 1880]
  2. image The Sîrôzahs, Yasts, and Nyâyis. / James Darmesteter [Vol.23, 1883]
  3. image The Yasna, Visparad, Afrînagân, Gâhs, and miscellaneous fragments. / Lawrence Heyworth Mills [Vol.31, 1887]

Pahlavi Texts / E. W. West

  1. image The Bundahis, Bahman Yast, and Shayast La-Shayast. [Vol.5, 1880]
  2. image The Dâdistân-î Dinik and the Epistles of Mânûskîhar. [Vol.18, 1882]
  3. image Dinai Mainög-i khirad, Sikand-Gümanik Vigar, Sad Dar. [Vol.24, 1884]
  4. image Contents of the Nasks. [Vol.37, 1892]
  5. image Marvels of Zoroastrianism. [Vol.47, 1897]


Gaina Sûtras, translated from the Prâkrit. / Hermann Jacobi

  1. image The Âkârânga sûtra. The Kalpa sûtra. [Vol.22, 1884]
  2. image The Uttarâdhyayana Sûtra, The Sûtrakritânga Sûtra. [Vol.45, 1895]


The Qur'an / E. H. Palmer

  1. image [Vol.6, 1880]
  2. image [Vol.9, 1880]


image General index to the names and subject-matter of the sacred books of the East. / Moriz Winternitz, with a preface by Arthur Anthony Macdonell [Vol.50, 1910]

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