Download E-books The Meaning of Life in Hinduism and Buddhism (Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism) PDF

By Floyd H Ross

Originally released in 1952.

This quantity, through discussing major insights of Hinduism and Buddhism, solutions the query "What is the that means of life?" It illustrates the significance of Buddhist and Hindu teachings and their relevance to the West, in addition to clarifying the various non secular and philosophical difficulties Western readers needs to grapple with.

 

 

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Download E-books The Buddha's Path to Deliverance: A Systematic Exposition in the Words of the Sutta Pitaka (Vipassana Meditation and the Buddha's Teachings) PDF

A vintage access within the Pali canon, this anthology charts the full process religious improvement as prescribed within the such a lot historic Buddhist texts. Drawing upon the Buddha’s personal phrases from Sutta Pitaka, they're prepared according to overlapping schemes of perform: the threefold education in advantage, focus, and knowledge, and the seven phases of purification. A long bankruptcy on focus presents sutta resources for all forty classical topics of meditation, whereas a bankruptcy on knowledge cites texts in terms of the improvement of insight.

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Download E-books Traces of Gandhāran Buddhism : an Exhibition of Ancient Buddhist Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection PDF

By Jens Braarvig; Fredrik Liland

A range from the centrepiece of the Buddhist assortment - a few 5,000 leaves and fragments, with round 7,000 micro-fragments from a library of initially as much as 1,000 manuscripts present in caves in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

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Download E-books Advice for Monks and Nuns PDF

By Lama Thubten Yeshe

In those talks, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche clarify the good merits of practising Dharma as an ordained individual, the way to retain the ordination natural, the aim of the monastic neighborhood, the best way to dwell jointly as clergymen and nuns, and lots more and plenty extra. the need for the lay neighborhood to aid the Sangha can be made transparent, and never basically clergymen and nuns yet lay practitioners, too, will achieve a lot by means of analyzing this book.

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Download E-books The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra: With the Commentary Yogaratnamala PDF

By G.W. Farrow, I Menon

The treatise consists of discourses among the Bhagavan Buddha and his disciple Vajragarba, and contains discourses among the Bhagavan and his consort. The Hevajra Tantra, like different Buddhist Sutras and Tantras, commences with the Nidanavakyam--evam maya srutam (Thus have I heard). this can be the resource for the reveal of the Upaya, The skill, the modes of perform.

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Download E-books The Treasury of Knowledge, Book 6, Part 4: Systems of Buddhist Tantra (Bk. 6, Pt. 4) PDF

By Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye

In Tibetan non secular literature, Jamgon Kongtrul's Treasury of data sticks out as a distinct encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the complete variety of Buddhist teachings as they have been offered in Tibet.

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Download E-books Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas PDF

The Buddhist jhanas—successive states of deep concentration or meditative absorbtion--demystified. a really useful guidebook for meditators for navigating their manner via those states of bliss and concentration.

One of the weather of the Eightfold course the Buddha taught is correct focus: the one-pointedness of brain that, including ethics, livelihood, meditation, etc, results in the last word freedom from anguish. The Jhanas are the strategy the Buddha himself taught for reaching correct focus. they're a sequence of 8 successive states, starting with bliss and relocating on towards notably nonconceptual states. the truth that they could often be completed in basic terms in the course of lengthy meditation retreat has a tendency to maintain them shrouded in secret. Leigh Brasington is the following to unshroud them. he is taking away the mystique and provides directions for them in undeniable, available language, noting a number of the pitfalls to prevent alongside the way in which, after which delivering a wealth of fabric at the thought of jhana practice--all aimed at the practitioner instead of the student.

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Download E-books The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 PDF

By Melvin McLeod

Clever and witty, heartfelt and profound, this moment quantity in an annual sequence brings jointly the year's such a lot outstanding prose and verse encouraged by way of the ability and perception of Buddhist perform. Compiled by way of the editors of Shambhala solar , North America's oldest and most generally learn Buddhist journal, the gathering deals a full of life array of types, views, and matters of latest Buddhists. The twenty-five proficient members comprise universal favorites in addition to a few outstanding voices who will pride and enlighten the reader, with items starting from own memoir, event travelogue, criminal magazine, and poetry, to suggestion for practitioners and knowledge teachings of the masters. between this year's amazing choices are: Natalie Goldberg seems to be on the complicated and stricken dating with the 2 most vital males in her lifestyles: her father and her Zen instructor. The Dalai Lama explains Buddhism's signature doctrine of vacancy. Dharma instructor Gaylon Ferguson writes on problems with self esteem and social justice for individuals of colour. Journalist Joan Duncan Oliver displays on her fight with dual addictions: "a drink and a man." Thich Nhat Hanh bargains own meditations to assist us lead a extra healthy and aware lifestyles. Cognitive psychologist Eleanor Rosch discourses on brain, meditation, and the artistic technique. Peter Matthiessen ponders the eager for experience as he travels the Antarctic. Zen instructor John Tarrant tells how he utilized a famed koan as his mom used to be loss of life. members: religion Adiele · Geoffrey Shugen Arnold · Rick Bass · Edward Espe Brown · Michael Carroll · Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche · Peter Coyote · John Daido Loori · H. H. the Dalai Lama · Scott Darnell · Gretel Ehrlich · Gaylon Ferguson · Norman Fischer · Gehlek Rimpoche · Natalie Goldberg · Joseph Goldstein · Jeff Greenwald · Erik Hansen · Sam Harris · Joan Duncan Oliver · The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche · Barbara Rhodes · Lewis Richmond · Eleanor Rosch · Andrew Schelling · Gary Snyder · John Tarrant · Thanissaro Bhikkhu · Thich Nhat Hanh · Claude Anshin Thomas · Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche · Francisco J. Varela

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Buddhism PDF

By Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Buddhism is a whole updated one-volume table reference, documenting the background, doctrines, faculties, rituals, sacred locations, uncomplicated rules and ideas, and globalization of the full Buddhist culture. moreover, it presents bibliographic references to the major scholarship via student from world wide. As such, it's an vital device for college students, academics, and researchers from quite a lot of disciplinary backgrounds, in addition to to the overall reader.

The Encyclopedia is characterised by way of its wide variety of contents, fundamental assets, and either the intensity and caliber of its entries. It permits its readers to fast entry details on all issues incorporated within the quantity.

It covers the examine of Buddhism, Buddhist canons and literature, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Nikaya Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, Buddhist meditational structures, sacred areas in Buddhism, practices and rituals, biographies of recognized Buddhists (including perfect types), Buddhist ethics, Buddhist art(s), engaged Buddhism, Buddhism and expertise, ladies in Buddhism, Buddhism in India, South and Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, and Buddhism within the Western World.

All readers of the Encyclopedia will make the most of a scholarly yet readable paintings that lends itself to being approached from virtually any place to begin, and publications the reader to an elevated wisdom of Buddhism via really easy entry to all appropriate materials.

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