By John Grimes
It includes etymological roots and the meanings of phrases primary to epistemology, metaphysics, and useful teachings of the heterodox and orthodox faculties of Indian philosophy. Cross-referncing has been supplied and numerous charts are integrated that supply information about relationships, different types, and sourcebooks appropriate to the person faculties. This new and revised 3rd variation provides a accomplished dictionary of Indian philosophical phrases, supplying the phrases in either devanagari and roman transliteration in addition to an English translation. It deals precise meanings of phrases used as technical phrases inside of specific philosophical structures.
Read or Download A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Sanskrit Terms Defined in English PDF
Similar other eastern religions & sacred texts books
Through a long way probably the most vital items of worship within the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is considered the embodiment of compassion. He has been commonly respected in the course of the Buddhist nations of Asia because the early centuries of the typical period. whereas he used to be heavily pointed out with the royalty in South and Southeast Asia, and the Tibetans proceed to today to view the Dalai Lamas as his incarnations, in China he turned a she -- Kuan-yin, the "Goddess of Mercy" -- and has a truly varied heritage.
Oriental Magic is famous as a super research of the way, what and why humans imagine, in territories extending from North Africa to Japan. Profusely illustrated, the ebook is the fabricated from years of study and field-work in a dozen varied cultural areas. Its scholarly accuracy and actual contribution to cultural knowing have made it a key textual content for a person drawn to casual ideals, and esoteric practices.
There's strong explanation for this booklet being in print after virtually two decades. It comprises a few very good essays on Chuang-tzu, a "Taoist," and one of many maximum philosophers and literary stylists in chinese language historical past.
This quantity is a part of a three-volume paintings tracing the historical past of Zoroastrianism. within the set, literary, archaeological and numismatic proof is drawn on and native advancements are explored. examine is made from the Zoroastrian contributions to Hellenistic suggestion and to Judaism, Christianity and Mithraism.
- Original Tao: Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism (Translations from the Asian Classics)
- Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living
- Indian Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy after Nagarjuna. Plain English translations and summaries of the essential works of Chandrakirti and Shantideva and two early Madhyamaka critiques of God
- Mullā Ṣadrā and Metaphysics: Modulation of Being
Extra info for A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Sanskrit Terms Defined in English
How then can it be wrong for someone ordained to run the affairs of the state? 6 Many Buddhist scriptures popularly recited during the Nara period do encour age sovereigns to receive precepts? However, the reference is to the precepts tor lay practitioners; that is, rulers are encouraged to be exemplary lay patrons of the Sangha, thereby ensuring the Sangha's autonomy from secular authority. The scriptures were by no means intended as a justification for a priest or nun to be enthroned as an emperor or empress.
In these works he strives to interpret the seemingly straightforward doctrinal statements in INTRODUCTION 13 exoteric scriptures as metaphorical expressions of the meditative experiences of the Buddhas and bodhisattvas through which they generate their powers. In that sense, even the prosaic language of exoteric texts can be esoteric, serving a ritual function analogous to mantra. Therefore, according to Kiikai, by reading exoteric scriptures side by side with esoteric texts, which identifY the ritual actions necessary to replicate the meditative experience of a divinity, one can unveil the secrets hidden in deep levels of the exoteric texts.
Night and day I exhaust myself thinking of those who are suffering. It is said that the Prajiiii-piiramitii (Perfection ofWisdom) is the mother of all the Buddhas. When I, the Son of Heaven, recite it, the nation is safe from invasions and rebellions; when my people invoke it, their households are protected from the demons of illness. Let us rely on its compassionate power to save us from our present misfortune. I therefore encourage all those in every province under heaven, both men and women, both young and old, constantly to recite the Prajiiii-piiramitii.