Bibliography for Buddhist Creation Myths
Compiled by Valerie Stoker
Agganna-Sutta of the Digha-Nikaya; a quick translation is available at: http://www.buddhadust.org/sutta/dn/27_exrpt.html
Walshe, Maurice, Trans. _Digha-Nikaya_
Buddhaghosa's Visuddhimagga ("Path of Purification") see 13.32 ff.
Re: Agganna-Sutta: Paul, Diana _Women in Buddhism_, p. xx.
Collins, Steven. _Nirvana and other Buddhist Felicities_.
Re: world cycles, generally: Tambiah, Stanley _World Conqueror, World Renouncer_ Chapter 2.
References on the Agga˝˝a-Sutta (contributed by Tim Lubin)
Collins, Steven. "The Discourse on What Is Primary (Agga˝˝a Sutta): An Annotated Translation." Journal of Indian Philosophy 21 (1993): 301-93.
Richard Gombrich. "The Buddha's Book of Genesis?" Indo-Iranian Journal 35 (1992): 179-191. [Interprets the Agga˝˝a Sutta as a parody of Brahmanical creation myths that recasts them in Buddhist terms.]
Revised: February 06, 2004