Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha

Author: Robert E. Buswell
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824812539
Format: PDF
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"The study of apocryphal texts is probably the single most important task facing Chinese Buddhist studies today. This volume has done much to get it off on the right foot." --Journal of Asian Studies 50 (1991) "Few books of scholarly essays are this ambitious. The editor ... intends to introduce not just new studies, but a new field of study.... However, rather than marking the birth of Buddhist apocrypha studies, the book ... successfully demonstrates its early maturity." --Monumenta Serica 40 (1992) "The essays are without exception meticulous in scholarship and path-finding in significance." --Journal of Chinese Religions 20 (1992)

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation

Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821217
Format: PDF
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Chögyam Trungpa’s in-depth exploration of the Four Noble Truths—the foundational Buddhist teaching about the origin of suffering and its cessation—emphasizes their profound relevance not just as an inspiration when we set out on the path, but at every other moment of our lives as well, showing how we can join view (intellectual understanding) of the teaching with practical application in order to interrupt suffering before it arises.

Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy

Author: Carl Olson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791446539
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Carl Olson is Professor of Religious Studies at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. His previous books include The Indian Renouncer and Postmodern Poison: A Cross-Cultural Encounter and The Theology and Philosophy of Eliade: A Search for the Centre.

Power of Purity

Author: Mohanji
Publisher: GuruLight
ISBN: 819353090X
Format: PDF, Docs
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“Those who are not eligible to read this book will not get to see it; Those who are casual readers will not understand this book; Those who were awaiting this message will take cue and the next step” - Mohanji Mohanji united the apparent contrast of highest spiritual mastery and successfully worldly life. In The Power Of Purity Mohanji, in his authentic and unassuming way, moves the minds and hearts of people of all confessions and backgrounds to lead them back to their own souls. Mohanji has been conducting meditations and giving Shaktipat (energy transfer from the higher realms of consciousness aiding participants’ spiritual elevation) for many years. The mission, based on the timeless tradition of unconditional love, with faith and purity as its pillars, aims at creating a movement of unconditionality - going beyond all man-made barriers, such as caste, creed, color, culture, community, country and religion. Mohanji believes in raising people’s consciousness and inspiring them to surrender to existence and operate from the level of unconditional love. Complete liberation is the ultimate aim.

Path To Liberation From Known To Unknown

Author: Dr. P.V. Joshi
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120831551
Format: PDF
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About the Book : This books looks at the worries, struggles and travails of the common man. It is largely based on author's experiences, both personal and professional. The author has tried to show how most people make themselves miserable for no valid re

The Path of Individual Liberation

Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590308026
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first volume of this landmark series presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. It examines the nature of suffering, impermanence, and egolessness, with an emphasis on personal development through meditative discipline and study. The formal entry into the hinayana and the Buddhist path altogether is the refuge vow, in which a student goes for refuge to the Buddha, or the teacher; the dharma, or the teachings; and the sangha, or the community. The hinayana path is based on training in mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping. Topics covered in detail in this volume include the four noble truths, karma, the four foundations of mindfulness, meditation practice, the refuge vows, the three jewels, the five skandhas, the five precepts, twofold egolessness, and more. The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma represents meditation master Chögyam Trungpa's greatest contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This work will resonate with new students of Buddhism as well as the most senior students.

Paths to God

Author: Ram Dass
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307421425
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now, in a fascinating series of reflections, anecdotes, stories, and exercises, Ram Dass gives us a unique and accessible road map for experiencing divinity in everyday life. In the engaging, conversational style that has made his teachings so popular for decades, Ram Dass traces our journey of consciousness as it is reflected in one of Hinduism’s most sacred texts. The Gita teaches a system of yogas, or “paths for coming to union with God.” In Paths to God, Ram Dass brings the heart of that system to light for a Western audience and translates the Gita’s principles into the manual for living the yoga of contemporary life. While being a guide to the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, Paths to God is also a template for expanding our definition of ourselves and allowing us to appreciate a new level of meaning in our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Treasures of the Sakya Lineage

Author: Migmar Tseten
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823099
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Treasures of the Sakya Lineage is a rich collection of teachings by both contemporary and ancient Sakya masters, showing a thousand years of lineage continuity. It provides an overview of the history, view, key lineage figures, and crucial teachings of the oldest continuously operating institution among the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The Sakya School has long been known for its balanced approach to study and practice. The writings of Sakya scholars have been deeply influential in every school of Tibetan Buddhism and they continue to be now. A great resource for students and practitioners of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, this volume contains teachings from great Sakya scholars and meditation masters, including: H. H. Sakya Trizin, Khenpo Appey, Sakya Pandita, Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen, Chogye Trinchen, Choegyal Phagpa, Migmar Tseten