Download E-books Collected Papers on Buddhist Studies PDF

By Padmanabh S. Jaini

During this quantity, a significant other to the author`s gathered Papers on Jaina reviews, twenty-nine of his articles, encompassing a few 40 years of study on a variety of features of Buddhism, were introduced jointly for the 1st time. They hide quite a lot of subject matters together with comparative reports with Jainism, issues of controversy inside Abhidharma, the Bodhisattva occupation of Maitreya according to narratives from the Jatakas and Mahayana Sutras, and decisions from Buddhist ritual texts.

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Download E-books Who is the Buddha? PDF

By Sangharakshita

The photograph of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, seems to be more and more in magazines and on tv within the West. yet who was once the Buddha?

Here we see the Buddha as a old determine, a warrior prince looking for the reality; within the context of the evolution of the human race, because the top of human perfection; and as an archetype.

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Download E-books A Garland of Gold: The Early Kagyu Masters in India and Tibet PDF

By Jampa Thaye

'A Garland of Gold' is a historical past of the early masters of the nice Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, similar to Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their non secular heirs.  This historical past represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, exhibiting us how they built devotion and self belief of their specialists, acquired the muse of the dakini messengers, acquired the dear lineages, attained the imaginative and prescient of mahamudra, and unfold the keys to enlightenment.

Their songs, additionally translated the following, although incomplete with out a master's textual transmission, provide a reference to the realm of mahamudra.

Lama Jampa Thaye's account of the early masters relies at the histories composed by way of Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa (1504-1566), move Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592).  He obtained the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different authorities corresponding to Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

The Kagyu culture is likely one of the 4 significant faculties of Tibetan Buddhism along the Sakya, Nyingma and Gelug. It rose to prominence within the 11th and 12th centuries C.E. a few one and a part millennia after the passing of Lord Buddha and continues to be one of many nice non secular transmission to be had on the earth today.  This publication bargains a outstanding check out the origins of this global.

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Download E-books Manual of Insight PDF

The main entire handbook of the perform of perception meditation (vipassana), written through one in all its leading twentieth century proponents, is translated into English for the 1st time.

Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, one of many originators of the “vipassana flow” that has swept throughout the Buddhist global over the past hundred years. The guide provides a accomplished evaluate of the perform of perception meditation, together with the foundational facets of moral strength of mind, realizing the philosophical framework for the perform, and constructing uncomplicated focus and mindfulness. It culminates with an in-depth exploration of a few of the kinds of perception and religious culmination that the perform yields.

Authored via the grasp who introduced perception meditation to the West and whose scholars comprise Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg, Manual of perception is a veritable Bible for any practitioner of vipassana. 

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Download E-books Buddhism in Practice (Princeton Readings in Religions) PDF

This anthology, first released in 1995, illustrates the huge scope of Buddhist perform in Asia, previous and current. Re-released now in a slimmer yet nonetheless vast version, Buddhism in Practice provides a range of thirty-five translated texts--each preceded via a considerable creation by means of its translator.

These strange resources presents the reader with a feeling of the extraordinary variety of the practices of people who over the process 2,500 years were pointed out, via themselves or via others, as Buddhists. Demonstrating the numerous continuities one of the practices of Buddhist cultures broadly separated by way of either historical past and geography, Buddhism in Practice keeps to supply a fantastic advent to Buddhism and a resource of latest insights for scholars.

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Download E-books Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan PDF

By William R. LaFleur

Why might a rustic strongly motivated via Buddhism's reverence for all times enable legalized, well-known abortion? both complicated to many Westerners is the japanese perform of mizuko rites, within which the fogeys of aborted fetuses pray for the health of those rejected "lives." during this provocative research, William LaFleur examines abortion as a window at the tradition and ethics of Japan. while he contributes to the Western debate on abortion, exploring how the japanese get to the bottom of their conflicting feelings privately and steer clear of the pro-life/pro-choice politics that sharply divide americans at the issue.

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Download E-books Social Dimensions of Early Buddhism PDF

By Uma Chakravarti

Investigating the connection among early Buddhism and the society during which it constructed, this examine analyzes features of the social, political, spiritual, and monetary surroundings of the Buddha's period, together with the Buddhist process of stratification; the social origins of the bhikkhus and the upasakas; the position of strength; the class of gahapati; and the Buddhist proposal of the best socio-political procedure.

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Download E-books Buddhism, Power and Political Order (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism) PDF

Weber's declare that Buddhism is an otherworldly faith is barely partly actual. Early resources point out that the Buddha used to be occasionally diverted from supramundane pursuits to stay on quite a few politically-related concerns. the importance of Asoka Maurya as a paradigm for later traditions of Buddhist kingship is usually well-attested. in spite of the fact that, there was little scholarly attempt to combine findings at the quantity to which Buddhism interacted with the political order within the classical and glossy states of Theravada Asia right into a wider, comparative study.

This quantity brings jointly the brightest minds within the research of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Their contributions create a extra coherent account of the relatives among Buddhism and political order within the past due pre-modern and sleek interval by means of wondering the contested courting among monastic and secular strength. In doing so, they extend the very nature of what's referred to as the 'Theravada'.

Buddhism, energy and Political Order deals new insights for students of Buddhism, and it'll stimulate new debates.

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Download E-books Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism PDF

Saisetz Teitaro (D.T.) Suzuki was once a eastern professor of Buddhist philosophy who's credited with having unfold curiosity in Zen Buddhism to the us within the Fifties. A outstanding translator of classical works of Sanskrit, chinese language, and eastern literature , Suzuki used to be additionally the writer of a number of hugely influential works explaining Zen philosophy to Western Audiences—in specific ESSAYS IN ZEN BUDDHISM, AN advent TO ZEN BUDDHISM, and MYSTICISM: CHRISTIAN AND BUDDHIST. In OUTLINES OF MAHAYANA BUDDHISM, Suzuki takes at the ambitious job of delivering accomplished advent to the concept of the Mahayana university of Buddhism. Drawing analogies with Western philosophy and literature, the textual content deals readers a lucid and interesting advent to the main topics in Mahayana proposal. even supposing Mahayana doctrines can frequently be obscure, Suzuki writes in a manner that's absolutely obtainable to novices to Buddhist notion.

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