Download E-books Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist PDF

By Hee-Jin Kim

Eihei Dogen, the founding father of the japanese department of the Soto Zen Buddhist university, is taken into account one of many world's so much outstanding spiritual philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a accomplished creation to the genius of this impressive philosopher. This thirteenth-century determine has a lot to coach us all and the questions that drove him have continuously been on the middle of Buddhist practice.

At the age of 7, in 1207, Dogen misplaced his mom, who at her loss of life earnestly requested him to develop into a monastic to hunt the reality of Buddhism. we're advised that during the midst of profound grief, Dogen skilled the impermanence of all issues as he watched the incense smoke ascending at his mother's funeral provider. This left an indelible effect upon the younger Dogen; later, he might emphasize many times the intimate dating among the will for enlightenment and the attention of impermanence. His lifestyle wouldn't be a sentimental flight from, yet a compassionate figuring out of, the insupportable truth of existence.

At age thirteen, Dogen acquired ordination at Mt. Hiei. And but, a question arose: "As I research either the exoteric and the esoteric colleges of Buddhism, they keep that humans are endowed with Dharma-nature through start. if that is so, why did the buddhas of every age - certainly in ownership of enlightenment - locate it essential to search enlightenment and interact in non secular practice?" whilst it grew to become transparent that not anyone on Mt. Hiei may supply a passable resolution to this non secular challenge, he sought in different places, finally making the treacherous trip to China. This used to be the genuine starting of a lifetime of relentless wondering, perform, and educating - an immensely inspiring contribution to the Buddhadharma.

As you may think, a booklet as bold as Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist needs to be either academically rigorous and eminently readable to be triumphant. Professor Hee-Jim Kim's paintings is certainly either.

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Download E-books The Sayings of Layman P'ang: A Zen Classic of China PDF

Those clever and humorous tales were an concept to non secular perform for greater than twelve centuries, really for all those that stick to the Buddhist direction as laypeople. Layman P’ang (740–808) used to be a service provider and kinfolk guy who at some point positioned all his funds and possessions in a ship and sunk it in a river, in order that he may commit his existence to the examine of the dharma. His spouse, son, and daughter joined him enthusiastically on his new course, taking over a joyfully itinerant lifestyles jointly as they traveled from temple to monastery throughout southern China. This selection of anecdotes and verses in regards to the enlightened layman and his kin has develop into a permanent Zen vintage.

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Download E-books The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo (Shambhala Dragon Editions) PDF

By Francesca Fremantle, Chögyam Trungpa

During this vintage scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally learn aloud to the loss of life to aid them reach liberation—death and rebirth are obvious as a approach that offers a chance to acknowledge the real nature of brain. This translation of The Tibetan publication of the useless emphasizes the sensible recommendation that the ebook bargains to the residing. The insightful statement through Chögyam Trungpa, written in transparent, concise language, explains what the textual content teaches us approximately human psychology. This publication could be of curiosity to humans eager about loss of life and loss of life, in addition to those that search better non secular realizing in lifestyle.

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Download E-books Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika (Classics of Indian Buddhism) PDF

Winner of the 2014 Khyenste beginning Translation Prize.

Nagarjuna's well known twenty-seven-chapter Fundamental Verses at the center means (Mulamadhyamakakarika) is the foundational textual content of the Madhyamaka tuition of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. it's the definitive, touchstone presentation of the doctrine of vacancy. Professors Siderits and Katsura ready this translation utilizing the 4 surviving Indian commentaries in an try and reconstruct an interpretation of its enigmatic verses that clings as heavily as attainable to that of its earliest proponents. each one verse is followed via concise, full of life exposition through the authors conveying the reasons of the Indian commentators. the result's a translation that balances the calls for for constancy and accessibility.

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Download E-books Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan: Images of Compassion in the Gyōki Tradition PDF

By Jonathan Morris Augustine

Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and different charismatic figures were the assembly position for delusion and event. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' have been learn in the course of liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves have been handled as sacred gadgets. In Japan, it was once believed that those that learn the biographies of lofty clergymen could collect benefit. when you consider that hagiographies have been written or compiled via 'believers', the road among myth and fact was once frequently obscured. This research of the bodhisattva Gyoki - considered as the monk who all started the biggest social welfare circulate in Japan - illustrates how jap Buddhist hagiographers selected to treat a unmarried monk's charitable actions as a fabulous success that formed the process eastern heritage.

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Download E-books The Essentials Of Buddhist Philosophy PDF

This scarce antiquarian publication is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it will possibly comprise imperfections comparable to marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we now have made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, holding, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, glossy variants which are actual to the unique paintings.

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Download E-books The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime: Tales of Compassion and Kindness for You to Read with Your Child - to Delight and Inspire PDF

By Dharmachari Nagaraja, Sharon Tancredi

Author note: Sharon Tancredi (Illustrator)
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Practising Buddhist and grasp storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja weaves an exhilarating narrative spell whereas whilst conveying easy existence classes that might support young children to boost their character, take care of their anxieties, and locate peace and self belief as they develop up.

The tales discover subject matters from the Eightfold course, that's Buddhism's useful path to a cheerful lifestyles. issues coated, with the lightest of touches, comprise talking in a sort and honest demeanour, behaving with compassion, pondering selflessly and warding off the pitfalls of egotism. even supposing delivering light counsel at the paintings of residing good, that is the foundation of real happiness, each one tale can also be compelling in its personal correct, that includes characters, settings and occasions that each baby will locate soaking up. every one narrative concludes with an confirmation that is helping to attract out its optimistic message, whereas the wonderful, specifically commissioned illustrations will pride your baby and supply a starting-point for dialogue and additional leisure.

The beneficial advent presents insights into the price of Buddhist ideas for kids and exhibits how visualisation, resourceful pondering or even first steps in meditation may also help to nurture younger minds and hearts.

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Download E-books The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Vintage Departures) PDF

By Pico Iyer

For over 3 many years, Pico Iyer, considered one of our so much adored go back and forth writers, has been a chum to the Dalai Lama. Over those years via intimate conversations, he has come to grasp him in a manner that few can declare. right here he paints an extraordinary portrait of 1 of the main singular figures of our time, explaining the Dalai Lama's paintings and ideas approximately politics, technology, expertise, and faith. For Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, The Open Road illuminates the hidden existence and the day-by-day demanding situations of this international icon.

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Download E-books The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya (Teachings of the Buddha) PDF

This booklet deals a whole translation of the Digha Nikaya, the lengthy discourses of the Buddha, one of many significant collections of texts within the Pali Canon, the licensed scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection--among the oldest files of the historic Buddha's unique teachings, given in India and a part thousand years ago--consists of thirty-four longer-length suttas, or discourses, extraordinary as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the opposite collections.

These suttas display the gentleness, compassion, energy, and penetrating knowledge of the Buddha. incorporated are teachings on mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta); on morality, focus, and knowledge (Subha Sutta); on based origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); at the roots and reasons of incorrect perspectives (Brahmajala Sutta); and a protracted description of the Buddha's final days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); in addition to a wealth of functional suggestion and perception for all these traveling alongside the non secular path.

Venerable Sumedho Thera writes in his foreword: "[These suttas] should not intended to be 'sacred scriptures' that let us know what to think. One should still learn them, hearken to them, take into consideration them, give some thought to them, and examine the current truth, the current adventure, with them. Then, and simply then, can one insightfully recognize the reality past words."

Introduced with a shiny account of the Buddha's existence and occasions and a quick survey of his teachings, The lengthy Discourses of the Buddha brings us nearer in each strategy to the clever and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his course of fact.

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Download E-books John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics: John Cage and the Performance of Nature (New Directions in Religion and Literature) PDF

By Peter Jaeger

John Cage used to be one of the first wave of post-war American artists and intellectuals to be prompted by means of Zen Buddhism and it was once a power that led him to develop into profoundly engaged with our present ecological quandary. In John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics, Peter Jaeger asks: what did Buddhism suggest to Cage? and the way did his knowing of Buddhist philosophy effect on his illustration of nature? Following Cage's personal inventive thoughts within the poem-essay shape and his use of the traditional chinese language textual content, the I Ching to form his track and writing, this e-book outlines a brand new serious language that reconfigures writing and silence.

Interrogating Cage's ‘green-Zen' within the gentle of latest psychoanalysis and cultural critique in addition to his personal later flip in the direction of anarchist politics, John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics offers readers with a seriously performative web site for the Zen-inspired "nothing" which is living on the middle of Cage's poetics, and which so truly intersects together with his ecological writing.

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