Thunderous Silence

Author: Dosung Yoo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614290539
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Heart Sutra—a profound text that represents the essence of the prajna paramita literature, and thus a distillation of twenty-one years of the teachings of the Buddha—is here laid clear. Thunderous Silence unravels this fundamental—but, for many practitioners, inscrutable—text in careful, step-by-step analysis and an easy, conversational voice. Breaking down the sutra, Reverend Dosung Yoo examines it phrase by phrase, walking the reader through the text, and offering explanations and metaphors from the Korean folk stories of his youth, from quantum physics, and from the Western canon: Charles Dickens, the Book of Psalms, and Socrates. He then invites the reader to examine the fundamentals of Buddhism—emptiness, enlightenment, The Four Noble Truths—in light of the Heart Sutra. Thunderous Silence will thus appeal to both readers new to Buddhism and advanced practitioners looking to deepen and strengthen their practice.

Harmonizing the Hundred Teachings

Author: Yi Neunghwa
Publisher: Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
ISBN:
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The Baekgyo hoetong 百敎會通, originally authored by Yi Neunghwa in 1912, is a book of comparative religion written from a Buddhist point of view. As the first book authored by Yi, a prominent Buddhist scholar and one of the top three researchers of Korean folk culture during modern times, the Baekgyo hoetong is a significant work in the history of academic endeavors on Korean culture and Korean Buddhism. While the title of the book can be translated as “harmonizing the hundred teachings,” the content of the book reveals that the author considers Buddhism an important key in this harmonizing. Initially, Yi compares Buddhism with eleven teachings — traditional, foreign and indigenous — showing that Buddhism has points of similarity with all of them. After proceeding to produce an outline of basic Buddhist doctrine, he concludes by arguing against the common criticisms of Buddhism at the time, often using comparative examples from other religions. Although the Baekgyo hoetong is written in the traditional styles of arraying quotes in the structure of a series of questions and answers, it reflects well the complexity of Korea’s newly-modernizing society that was teeming with intellectual diversity for the first time in centuries. Yi, an avid scholar of Chinese classics, Buddhist scriptures, western science and Korean folk culture, makes the book possible by his broad erudition. Yi uses his newly acquired knowledge to “harmonize the hundred teachings” from a Buddhist point of view, warning readers that dogmatic belief in one’s own truth is in fact what is farthest from the truth.

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Author: Dōgen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3936018588
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Unsere Verabredung mit dem Leben

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
ISBN: 3426407558
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Da wir nicht getrennt von der Welt leben und die Welt nicht getrennt von uns existiert, geschieht echte Friedensarbeit im Herzen der Menschen, an jedem Ort und in jedem Augenblick. Denn erst eine friedfertige innere Haltung bereitet den Weg zu einem friedlichen Miteinander. Unsere Verabredung mit dem Leben von Thich Nhat Hanh: im eBook erhältlich!

Die Grundschrift des Ezechielbuches und ihre Botschaft

Author: Yoo Hong Min
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161538582
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Yoo Hong Min legt in diesem Buch ein neues Modell zur Entstehung des Ezechielbuches vor. Der Autor analysiert das Buch kompositionskritisch und rekonstruiert eine Grundschrift des Prophetenbuches. Die literarischen Bearbeitungen werden herausgestellt, jene redaktionellen Elemente und ubergreifenden Verweise des Ezechielbuches, die einzelne Texteinheiten in einen einheitlichen Erzahlzusammenhang einbetten. Auf diese Weise wird die Kompositionsstrategie der Grundschrift ermittelt. Auf der Basis dieser Ergebnisse bestimmt der Autor den Umfang und die Struktur der Grundschrift. Die Grundschrift wurde sehr wahrscheinlich im Exil in Babylonien verfasst und richtete sich an die Israeliten in der Diaspora in den Landern des Vorderen Orients. Sie strebte eine Uberwindung der religiosen und kulturellen Krise des JHWH-Glaubens an, die durch den Zusammenbruch Judas und das Exil verursacht wurde.