Download The path of freedom (Vimuttimagga) by Soma Thera, N.R.M. Ehara PDF

By Soma Thera, N.R.M. Ehara

The trail of Freedom, or Vimuttimagga, which serves as a meditation guide, is largely thought of an exceptional and demanding paintings. it truly is just like the trail of Purification, or Visuddhimagga, yet much less analytical and more effective in its remedy of the conventional meditation gadgets. either are commentaries, no longer from the Pali Canon, yet very appropriate to it, specially to the element of the Pali Canon referred to as the Abhidhamma which incorporates the philosophical treatises of the Buddha. there's enormous variance among traditions as to who's given credits for this nice paintings, even though it is broadly held that it was once written centuries after the time of the Buddha

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Download A Saint in Seattle: The Life of the Tibetan Mystic Dezhung by David P. Jackson, His Eminence Jigdral Dagchen Sakya PDF

By David P. Jackson, His Eminence Jigdral Dagchen Sakya

In 1960, the Tibetan lama Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) arrived in Seattle after being compelled into exile from his place of birth through the Communist chinese language. Already a respected grasp of the lessons of all Tibetan Buddhist faculties, he might ultimately turn into a instructor of a few of Western Buddhism's so much extraordinary students. This inspiring and not going biography of a latest Buddha is totally annotated, and contains images.

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Download Ruthless Compassion by Rob Linrothe PDF

By Rob Linrothe

Buddhists think that the wrathful spirits characterize inherent features of our personal, and that meditating on them can transmute the differently malevolent aspects of our personal natures into optimistic traits and activities. The wrathful deities additionally provide
precious clues as to the early improvement of esoteric Buddhism in India, approximately which few early texts live on. via cautious exam of a giant physique of pictures in addition to Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Indic texts, this lavishly illustrated quantity strains the evolution of the varieties and the unfolding value of the wrathful deity in esoteric Buddhist sculpture.

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Download Philosopher and Prophet: Judah Halevi, the Kuzari, and the by Yochanan Silman PDF

By Yochanan Silman

This publication is the 1st to explain the improvement of Halevi's inspiration on the way to achieving a greater knowing of its inherent systematic problems, in addition to permitting id of a few of the strata of the e-book belonging to diverse classes in his philosophical improvement.

The first half describes a type of Aristotelian philosophy which seems espoused through Halevi himself earlier than writing the Kuzari. the second one half issues itself along with his early inspiration as expressed in definite components of the booklet of Kuzari. At this level his proposal continues to be trustworthy to the necessities of the Aristotelian philosophy and its basic functionality is to strive against Karaism. Intra-systematic and extra-systematic problems bizarre to this inspiration provide upward thrust to the following level within the improvement of his philosophy, that's defined within the 3rd half. This later suggestion can also be extraordinary by means of its robust emphasis on concrete human adventure. in this interval, Halevi retreats from many ideas of Aristotelianism, and his significant purpose is to justify his new place. The fourth half bargains with the dialectical harmony of the Kuzari that is additionally mirrored via the literary style of this booklet as tale and discussion.

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Download Three-Vow Theories in Tibetan Buddhism: A Comparative Study by Jan-Ulrich Sobisch PDF

By Jan-Ulrich Sobisch

Even supposing all Tibetan Buddhist faculties accredited, including the 3 cars of auditors (sravakas), bodhisattvas, and Tantric adepts, the lifestyles of 3 structures of vows, the query approximately even if those 3 vows coexist, and if that is so, how they coexist, usually turned the topic of extreme scholastic dialogue or even of sharp controversy. at the very least as early because the 12th century, opposed to a history of an outstanding majority of Tibetan Buddhists retaining all 3 vows, Tibetan non secular masters all started not just to explain the ethical codes in the framework of every respective motor vehicle, but additionally to debate the possibility-or certainly, the necessity-for a unmarried individual to perform all 3 platforms of vows jointly. The similar doctrinal discussions proceed right down to the current day. Its contributions shape the as-yet principally unexplored " 3 Vow" (sdom pa gsum) literature, constituting a special style of Tibetan literature (the sdom gsum bstan bcos) and likewise the subject of comparable discussions in writings of alternative genres reminiscent of directions (zhal gdams, etc.), replies (zhus lan or dris lan), and notes (zin bris, etc.).

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