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The Mirror Of Dharma With Additions

Author : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : 1913105008
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This book, The Mirror of Dharma With Additions--Dharma means the teachings of enlightened beings--gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful. The author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, is an internationally renowned meditation master and scholar. In this book, he explains as practical instructions the complete path to enlightenment, based on his deep experience gained from a lifetime spent in meditation. With this new edition, the author has added inspiring heartfelt advice on how to engage successfully in daily meditation, as well as instructions that clarify important aspects of spiritual practice. "We can see and find the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment from The Mirror of Dharma. How fortunate we are." -Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche This practical guide includes: Essential insights on the advice from Je Tsongkhapa's heart called The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment How we can use the Request to the Lord of All Lineages prayer to contemplate and meditate on all the stages of the path of both Sutra and Tantra How to train in the meditation practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion A special presentation of the practice of the stages of the path to enlightenment, known as Lamrim

The Mirror Of Dharma

Author : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : 1910368806
Genre : Philosophy
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This book gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful.
Category: Philosophy

The Dark Side Of The Mirror

Author : David Brazier
ISBN : 9781911407263
Genre : Religion
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This new commentary by Buddhist teacher and author David Brazier draws back the curtain revealing the deeper meaning of the text in language that will be as transparent to the general reader as it is informative to the specialist.
Category: Religion

The Mirror Of Yoga

Author : Richard Freeman
ISBN : 0834824876
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The world of yoga is astonishingly rich in its array of schools and practices. Yet, as diverse as they seem, they share a common aim: the discovery of the essence of existence that can be found at the core of our being, and the liberation that comes from that discovery. With this worthy goal in mind, Richard Freeman presents an enlightening overview of the many teachings, practices, and scriptures that serve as the basis for all the schools of yoga—hatha, bhakti, jnana, karma, tantra, and others. He shows how the myriad forms are ultimately related, and can even be perceived to make up a vast, interpenetrating matrix, symbolizing the unity, profundity, and beauty of the ancient tradition. Richard's wide-ranging discussion includes the Upanisads and Samkhya philosophies, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the eight limbs of astanga yoga, the process and purpose of hatha yoga, and much more. He also explores the role of the guru, chanting, meditation, and the yogic imperative of offering service to others. All of this is applied to the actual practice, giving the reader the tools to digest and apply the wealth of information to daily life. The Mirror of Yoga will be a welcome resource to all yogis who wish to better practice the profound philosophy underlying their practice.
Category: Health & Fitness

In The Mirror Of Memory

Author : Janet Gyatso
ISBN : 0791410773
Genre : Philosophy
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This book studies the diverse array of species of memory in Buddhism. Contributors focus on a particular school, group of texts, terms, or practices and identify a considerable range of types of mnemonic faculties in Buddhism. Included are discussions of Buddhist teaching, meditation, visualization, prayer, commemoration of the Buddha, dha?rani practice, the use of mnemonic lists to condense lengthy scriptures, and the purported recollection of infinite previous lives that immediately preceded Sakyamuni's attainment of Buddhahood. Even enlightened awareness itself is said by some Buddhist schools to consist in a "mnemic engagement" with reality as such. The authors explore Buddhist views on mundane acts of memory such as recognizing, reminding, memorizing, and storing data as well as special types of memory that are cultivated in religious practice.One of the most striking discoveries is that perception is intimately related to certain types of memory. Several essays investigate if, and if so, how, meditative mindfulness and recollection of the past--both of which can be designated by the term smrti--are connected within the Buddhist tradition. The question of whether recollection of the past can be explained without violating the foundational Buddhist notions of radical impermanence and no-self is addressed by several of the contributing scholars. Among the primary sources for the studies in this volume are the northern and southern Abhidharma literature, the Ma?tka?s, Pa?li and Maha?ya?na su?tras, works of the Buddhist logicians, Yoga?ca?ra materials, the Tibetan Great Perfection (Rdzogschen) tradition, and Indian and Tibetan commentarial works. Affinities of Buddhist views on memory with those found in Western phenomenology, semiology, psychology, and history of religions are considered as well.
Category: Philosophy

The Mirror Of Mindfulness

Author : Sna-tshogs-raṅ-grol (Rtse-le Rgod-tshaṅ-pa)
ISBN : 9789627341659
Genre : Religion
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In The Mirror of Mindfulness, seventeenth-century master Tsele Natsok Rangdröl teaches that there is an identical essence intrinsic to the heart, mind, and spirit in every human being. The realization of this essential oneness in humanity, he said, makes any man or woman a Buddha. The book focuses on how to reach this understanding through a system of training of timeless, universal value that has been developed in Tibet. According to editor Erik Pema Kunsang Schmidt, the truth such training conveys is as meaningful for a modern meditation practitioner as it was centuries ago for Buddhists in India and Tibet. The Mirror of Mindfulness addresses the experiences of passing through the bardos into the next life. While relatively brief, the book fully expresses the depth of the spiritual lineage it springs from: a system of training that offers the possibility of enlightenment in a single lifetime. Newly designed, this book is the foundation for the often-cited commentary Bardo Guidebook by contemporary teacher Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and is widely seen as indispensable for the serious study of Tibetan Buddhism. Included are contextualizing introductions, a foreword, preface, prologue, epilogue, appendix, and glossary.
Category: Religion

Treasury Of Dharma

Author : Geshe Rabten
ISBN : UVA:X001464695
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

The Mirror Of Zen

Author : Boep Joeng
ISBN : 0834826410
Genre : Religion
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The sacred radiance of our original nature never darkens. It has shined forth since beginningless time. Do you wish to enter the gate that leads to this? Simply do not give rise to conceptual thinking. Zen Master So Sahn (1520–1604) is a towering figure in the history of Korean Zen. In this treasure-text, he presents in simple yet beautiful language the core principles and teachings of Zen. Each section opens with a quotation—drawn from classical scriptures, teachings, and anecdotes—followed by the author’s commentary and verse. Originally written in Chinese, the text was translated into Korean in the mid-twentieth century by the celebrated Korean monk Boep Joeng. An American Zen monk, Hyon Gak, has translated it into English.
Category: Religion

Razor Wire Dharma

Author : Calvin Malone
ISBN : 9780861719549
Genre : Philosophy
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Razor-Wire Dharma is an eloquent, enlightening, and utterly inspiring personal story how one man found Buddhism—and real, transformative meaning for his life—despite being in one of the world's harshest environments.
Category: Philosophy

Abhidharmakosa Bhasya Of Vasubandhu

Author : Gelong Lodro Sangpo
ISBN : 9788120836099
Genre : Literary Collections
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Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya (ca. 380-390), besides its culminating achievement in streamlining the overall structure of the exposition of the preceding Abhidharma manuals, is unmatched by any of the preceding manuals in respect of its comprehensiveness-incorporating all important Vaibhasika doctrines since the time of the Abhidharma-mahavibhasa-of its excellent skill in definition and elucidation, and of its ability to clarify the difficult point involved in doctrinal disputations. Added to these qualities is its great value as a brilliant critique and insightful revaluation of all the fundamental Sar-vastivada doctrines developed up to its time. Since its appearance, it has been used as a standard textbook for the understanding of not only the Abhidharma doctrines but all the fundamental Buddhist doctrines in general. Translated into Chinese by Paramartha in 563 A.D. and by Hsuan-tsang in 651-654 A.D., Hsuan-tsang's disciple P'u-kuang tells us that in India the Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya was hailed as the 'Book of Intelligence'. In China, Japan and the Far-east, too, the Kosa has generally been highly treasured as a textbook of fundamental importance for Buddhist studies. Vasubandhu's brilliant critique of the doctrines of the Vaibhasika was answered by the equally brilliant Samghabhadra - a contemporary staunch defender and expounder of the doctrines of the Vaibhasikas - in his masterwork, the Abhidharmanyayanusara, now extant only in Hsuan-tsang's translation (653-654 A.D.). The Sanskrit text, considered for a long time to be irremediably lost, was discovered by Rahula Samkrtyayana in 1935 in the Tibetan monastery of Ngor and was published by P. Pradhan in 1967 (1st edition).
Category: Literary Collections

The Dharma Bums

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 110119930X
Genre : Fiction
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Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras.
Category: Fiction

The Infinite Mirror

Author : Sheng Yen
ISBN : 9781590303986
Genre : Religion
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Two classic teaching poems of Soto Zen demystified and made accessible for modern readers.
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Author : Alf Hiltebeitel
ISBN : 9780824860639
Genre : Philosophy
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This introductory work proposes a fresh take on the ancient Indian concept dharma. By unfolding how, even in its developments as "law" and custom, dharma participates in nuanced and multifarious understandings of the term that play out in India's great spiritual traditions, the book offers insights into the innovative character of both Hindu and Buddhist usages of the concept. Alf Hiltebeitel, in an original approach to early Buddhist usages, explores how the Buddhist canon brought out different meanings of dharma. This is followed by an exposition of the hypothesis that most, if not all, of the Hindu law books flowered after the third-century BC emperor Asoka, a Buddhist, made dharma the guiding principle of an entire realm and culture. A discussion built around the author's expertise on the Sanskrit epics shows how their narratives amplified the new Brahmanical norms and brought out the ethical dilemmas and spiritual teachings that arose from inquiry into dharma. A chapter on the tale of the Life of the Buddha considers the relation between dharma, moksa/nirvana (salvation), and bhakti (devotion). Here, Hiltebeitel ties together a thread that runs through the entire story, which is the Buddha's tendency to present dharma as a kind of civil discourse. In this sense, dharma challenges people to think critically or at least more creatively about their ethical principles and the foundations of their own spiritual values. A closing chapter on dharma in the twenty-first century explores its new cachet in an era of globalization, its diasporic implications, its openings into American popular culture, some implications for women, and the questions it is still raising for modern India.
Category: Philosophy

Keys To Living Well

Author : Xingyun
ISBN : 1932293132
Genre : Philosophy
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This book represents the launching of a new vehicle for transmitting the Dharma. Arranged in an accessible style, this selection addresses moral, spiritual, and social questions that are central to one's day-to-day existence.
Category: Philosophy

Love Dharma

Author : Geri Larkin
ISBN : 9781462902026
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Love Dharma offers compassionate guidance and advice, looking at contemporary relationship dilemmas from a Buddhist perspective as expressed in traditional stories of enlightened Buddhist women who lived and loved during the Buddha's lifetime. We all experience the ups and downs of relationships—the fun of dating, the pain of breaking up, the demands of serious partnerships, and the ache of loneliness. But we often forget that they affect not only our love lives, but our spirits as well. With Love Dharma you will discover how to use your romantic triumphs and tragedies to achieve personal peace and happiness, develop more satisfying connections with others, and share yourself without losing yourself. Author Geri Larkin teaches that the difficult and joyous moments of our love lives are truly opportunities to continue our spiritual journey
Category: Family & Relationships

The True Dharma Eye

Author : John Daido Loori
ISBN : 083482311X
Genre : Religion
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A collection of three hundred koans compiled by Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Soto Zen in Japan, this book presents readers with a uniquely contemporary perspective on his profound teachings and their relevance for modern Western practitioners of Zen. Following the traditional format for koan collections, John Daido Loori Roshi, an American Zen master, has added his own commentary and accompanying verse for each of Dogen’s koans. Zen students and scholars will find The True Dharma Eye to be a source of deep insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest religious thinkers, as well as the practice of koan study itself.
Category: Religion

Teachings Of The Buddha

Author : Desmond Biddulph
ISBN : 1844838188
Genre : Religion
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Stories and insights from the Buddha combine with magnificent imagery in this essential, inspirational collection. While concentrating on the Pali canon in particular (which contains the Dhammapada), Teachings of the Buddha reflects the rich diversity of Buddhist traditions. There are extracts from the later Mahayana sutras, time-honored Buddhist tales, and fascinating koans (riddles) from Zen masters. Introductory passages of commentary illuminate key meanings, and the book’s ten chapters mirror stages of the Buddha’s healing role, from diagnosis to cure—or enlightenment.
Category: Religion

India And China

Author : Chung Tan
ISBN : UOM:39015064810453
Genre : History
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India And China: Twenty Centuries Of Civilizational Interaction And Vibrations Tells The Story Of The Longest Available Civilizational Dialogue In World History. Geng Yinzeng'S Comprehensive Chronology Of India-China Interaction (Chapter 11) Is Divided Into Five Phases. It Gravitates On Phase 2 (64-644 A.D.) That Centres On The Movement Of Buddhism Into China, Phase 3 (645-1161 A.D.) Featuring Intensive Building Up Of A Buddhist Socio-Political And Cultural Infrastructure On Chinese Soil With Indian Monks And Chinese Ruling Elite Pouring Their Wisdom And Energy, And Phase 4 (1219-1765 A.D.) Moving To Diplomatic And Trade Activities Between The Imperial Court Of China And The Coastal States Of India. Chapter 12 Gives Life Sketches Of 226 Eminent Indian Monks Travelling To China And 118 Chinese Pilgrims Travelling To India. Chapter 10 Introduces Chinese Source Materials For Reference And Further Research. The First 8 Chapters Are Tan Chung'S Discourse On Geng Yinzeng'S Historiography Highlighting The Beneficial Results Of India-China Civilizational Interaction, What The Author Terms Sino-Indic Ratna Permeating China'S Political, Social And Cultural Development. Chapter 9 Details Other Indian Contributions To Chinese Life Including The Development Of Chinese Dragon And Phoenix Culture . As The Consequences Of Cross-Fertilization Between Chinese Legends Of Long And Feng And Indian Mythology Of Naga And Garuda. Through This Historical Study The Two Authors Express Their Conviction That Civilizations Do Not Clash.
Category: History

The Mirror

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Genre : Chinese philology
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Category: Chinese philology