The Way Of The Buddha

Author: Rubin Museum of Art, The
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810972957
Size: 16,56 MB
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Featuring the complete text of F. Max Müller's 1881 translation of the Dhammapada, a core text of Buddhism, a gift volume containing words of wisdom and spiritual illumination features magnificent pieces of traditional Buddhist artwork from the Rubin Museum of Art that capture the Buddha and other Buddhist sages in paintings, sculptures, and textiles.

Essence Of The Dhammapada

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Editor: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380974
Size: 17,71 MB
Format: PDF
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In this companion to his best-selling translation of The Dhammapada, Eknath Easwaran explains how The Dhammapada is a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the text closest to the Buddha’s actual words, The Dhammapada is a collection of short teachings that his disciples memorized during his lifetime. Easwaran presents The Dhammapada as a guide to spiritual perseverance, progress, and ultimately enlightenment — a heroic confrontation with life as it really is, with straight answers to our deepest questions. We witness the heartbreak of death, for instance — what does that mean for us? What is love? How does karma work? How do we follow the spiritual life in the midst of work and family? Does nirvana really exist, and if so, what is it like to be illumined? In his interpretation of Buddhist themes, illustrated with stories from the Buddha’s life, Easwaran offers a view of the concept of Right Understanding that is both exhilarating and instructive. He shares his experiences on the spiritual path, giving the advice that only an experienced teacher and practitioner can offer, and urges us to answer for ourselves the Buddha’s call to nirvana — that mysterious, enduring state of wisdom, joy, and peace.


Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Editor: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 189336142X
Size: 13,14 MB
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This cornerstone Buddhist scripture, containing all of Buddhism's key teachings, is presented in an accessible edition that offers the complete text with facing-page commentary that explains all the names, terms, and references, in addition to giving insight into the text. Original.

The Wisdom Of Buddhism

Author: Christmas Humphreys
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780700701971
Size: 11,52 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A balanced selection from Buddhist writings, including scriptures used by the Zen School, with chapters on the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, Concentration and Meditation, the Buddhist Order, and Nirvana. With sources, glossary and index.

Dharma Cards

Author: Priya Hemenway
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402759529
Size: 20,92 MB
Format: PDF
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This beautifully designed set offers a simple approach to meditation, as well as an enjoyable way to learn about one of the world's great masters. Based on Gautama Buddha's Dhammapada or Way of Truth, the kit includes not only 36 illustrated cards inscribed with the Buddha's wisdom, but also an illuminating guidebook; together, they'll help create spiritual harmony in your life. The guide provides an introduction to the Buddha: his birth, search, enlightenment, Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, and much more. It also features information to help you interpret the cards, along with in-depth, individual readings of their text. As you go through the cards, you'll begin to reflect on the questions all meditators ask?about awareness, distractions, serenity?and find encouragement when you feel disheartened.

An Analysis Of The Pali Canon And A Reference Table Of Pali Literature

Author: Russell Webb
Editor: Buddhist Publication Society
ISBN: 9552403766
Size: 15,49 MB
Format: PDF
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An Analysis of the Pali Canon is a comprehensive overview of the contents of the works that make up the Tipitaka, the Canon of the Theravada school of Buddhism. It also contains an index of the suttas and sections of the Tipitaka, as well as an extensive bibliography of the translations of canonical works and secondary literature. The second part of this book, A Reference Table of Pali Literature, is an extensive list of all the works composed in the Indic language known as Pali. It lists all the works of the Tipitaka, the commentaries and subcommentaries, historical chronicles, works on medicine, cosmology, grammar, law, astrology, Bible translations, etc. It also gives data on the authors, time of composition, country of origin and includes references to secondary literature that provide more information on the works listed. This book is an essential resource for students and researchers of the Tipitaka and other Pali literature.

Meditations Of A Buddhist Skeptic

Author: B. Alan Wallace
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530323
Size: 14,80 MB
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A radical approach to studying the mind. Renowned Buddhist philosopher B. Alan Wallace reasserts the power of shamatha and vipashyana, traditional Buddhist meditations, to clarify the mind's role in the natural world. Raising profound questions about human nature, free will, and experience versus dogma, Wallace challenges the claim that consciousness is nothing more than an emergent property of the brain with little relation to universal events. Rather, he maintains that the observer is essential to measuring quantum systems and that mental phenomena (however conceived) influence brain function and behavior. Wallace embarks on a two-part mission: to restore human nature and to transcend it. He begins by explaining the value of skepticism in Buddhism and science and the difficulty of merging their experiential methods of inquiry. Yet Wallace also proves that Buddhist views on human nature and the possibility of free will liberate us from the metaphysical constraints of scientific materialism. He then explores the radical empiricism inspired by William James and applies it to Indian Buddhist philosophy's four schools and the Great Perfection school of Tibetan Buddhism. Since Buddhism begins with the assertion that ignorance lies at the root of all suffering and that the path to freedom is reached through knowledge, Buddhist practice can be viewed as a progression from agnosticism (not knowing) to gnosticism (knowing), acquired through the maintenance of exceptional mental health, mindfulness, and introspection. Wallace discusses these topics in detail, identifying similarities and differences between scientific and Buddhist understanding, and he concludes with an explanation of shamatha and vipashyana and their potential for realizing the full nature, origins, and potential of consciousness.

Collected Wheel Publications Volume Xv

Author: Various Authors
Editor: Buddhist Publication Society
ISBN: 9552403693
Size: 16,63 MB
Format: PDF
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This book contains fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching. Wheel Publication No. 216: The Buddhist Attitude to Other Religions by K. N. Jayatilleke; 217-220: An Analysis of the Pali Canon by Russell Webb; 221-224: Kamma and Its Fruit by Leonard A. Bullen, Nina van Gorkom,Bhikkhu Nanajivako, Nyanaponika Thera,Francis Story; 225: Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe; 226-230: A Technique of Living by Leonard A. Bullen;

Buddhist Wisdom

Author: David Crosweller
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146291912X
Size: 19,33 MB
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Awaken your heart and engage your mind with Buddhist Wisdom: Daily Reflections, a simple but powerful collection of Buddhist sayings and extracts that offer an easy way to incorporate the Buddha's greatest teachings into your everyday life. Use it daily or at random to find help facing a particular issue, problem or simple uncertainty. Illustrated with photographs of traditional Buddhist people, sacred places and monuments, the book provokes contemplation and deeper understanding for all individuals, regardless of religious persuasion. Buddhist Wisdom also offers a brief overview of the life of the Buddha, Buddhist teachings and the spread of Buddhism around the world; includes a Buddhist calendar of celebration days and festivals.

Buddhist Ethics

Author: H. Saddhatissa
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861711246
Size: 16,20 MB
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"For more than a quarter of a century, those in search of an introduction to Buddhist moral thought have turned and returned to this little volume which includes a remarkable range of information on Buddhist history, thought and practice as background for understanding the fundamental issues of Buddhist ethics."--Back cover.