Buddhist Scriptures

Author : Donald Lopez
ISBN : UOM:39015061375500
Genre : Religion
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This rich anthology brings together works ... from languages such as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese ...
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Buddhist Scriptures

Author : Edward Conze
ISBN : UVA:X004046257
Genre : Religion
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Author : Hermann Hesse
ISBN : 9783961647781
Genre : Fiction
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Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical, style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s.
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The Sovereign All Creating Mind The Motherly Buddha

Author : Eva K. Neumaier-Dargyay
ISBN : 0791408957
Genre : Religion
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What distinguishes this Buddhist text from so many others is the timelessness of its ideas. It constitutes a radical attempt toward deconstructing Buddhist philosophy, and presents a feminist perspective on Buddhist spirituality. The text holds that being is the center and depth of existence, and is therefore accessible in everyday experience. The fleeting existence (samsara) is in its depth being, i.e. a state of complete integration (nirvana) which may well be described as divine reality of a feminine dimension This book presents the first English translation of an eighth century Tibetan Buddhist text. Despite its centuries-old origin, the kun byed rgyal po'i mdo addresses themes of great concern to the present, including how to achieve a holistic world-view that integrates the peripheral nature of existence with the ground of being; and the interrelatedness of periphery and center, of individual and universe. From a contemporary viewpoint this can be seen to engender a feminist understanding of the ground of being. Unlike other Buddhist texts, the kun byed rgyal po'i mdo invites the reader to rejoice in this world as beautified and intelligible, and thus the innate purity of the intelligent potency, the motherly Buddha, will be experienced. In addition to the translation, the book also includes a discussion of the conceptual and historical contexts of the text, an examination of its leading ideas, and an assessment of the challenges related to the translation.
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Four Wise Men

Author : Mark W. Muesse
ISBN : 9781498232227
Genre : Religion
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Confucius, the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad are among the most thoughtful and influential people in history. By their words and examples, they have inspired countless individuals to live better and more meaningful lives and have shaped the institutions and worldviews we live in today. Four Wise Men is an accessible introduction to each of these sages in his historical context and a provocative comparison of their lives and teachings. Through careful study, this book examines the ways these fascinating figures speak as one and the ways they differ. Although their voices come from the distant past, they still have wise words to say to us today.
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Symbols Of The Soul

Author : Susan Skinner
ISBN : 9781780992761
Genre : Religion
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This beautifully produced book gives us insight into the history of Sacred Beasts and the origin of their symbolic power. It also gives us a means to make these symbols relevant to our daily life, by amplifying their meaning in poems stories quotations and comments.If we had lived a long time ago, when life was simpler, we would have understood our place in the universe by relating it to the natural world. Earth and sky would have embodied different aspects of divine energy and would have played a big part in our vision. For instance a tree may have represented a blessed haven, without ceasing to be a tree. In the words of three scholars: In the symbol, the particular represents the general, not as a dream, not as a shadow, but as a living and momentary revelation of the inscrutable. Goethe. The true basis of symbolism is the correspondence linking together all orders of reality, binding one to the other,extending from the natural order to the supernatural order. Rene Guenon Symbols are the synthesizing expression of a marvellous science, now forgotten by men. Marc Saunier. The aim of this book is to bring back that understanding to the reader.
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Ultimate Realities

Author : Robert C. Neville
ISBN : 0791447766
Genre : Religion
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Explores ultimate realities in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.
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Yogacara Texts Indo Tibetan Sources Of Dzogchen Mahamudra

Author : Rodney Devenish
ISBN : 9781304481924
Genre : Religion
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The Yogacara Doctrine teaches one fundamental truth, namely that all beings are Buddha-'sattva Buddha evam'-or, in other words, all beings are aspects of one all-embracing absolute awareness, were they but to know it. This book sets a context for the study and meditation on ten pivotal texts of Yogacara. The source texts, translated from a practice perspective, derive from the Indo-Tibetan mahasiddha tradition and are presented with an ecumenical approach. As this collection of pithy Yogacara works will readily prove to the reader, the ancient 'Practice Tradition of the Yogin' (rnal-bhyor-pa'i sgrub-brgyud) is based on a clearly active realization of the essential nature of mind and consciousness gained through years of intensive examination and reflection. Yogacara approach advocates a dynamic form of meditation that is neither suppressive nor lethargic. The guide to this attainment, the mechanism that sharpens the mind's penetrative and illuminative qualities, is metaphysical inquiry.
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