Download E-books Le Soi et l’Autre : Identité, différence et altérité dans la philosophie de la Pratyabhijñā PDF

By Isabelle Ratié

Si les récents travaux de recherche consacrés au śivaïsme ont permis de mieux comprendre les dimensions religieuses des mouvements śivaïtes médiévaux, les elements proprements philosophiques de certains des textes produits dans ces milieux demeurent largement méconnus. l. a. présenté étude se suggest de contribuer à combler cette lacune en explorant le système philosophique complexe et unique élaboré par les śivaïtes non dualistes cachemiriens Utpaladeva (925-975) et Abhinavagupta (975-1025). Montrant que ce système ne se réduit pas à une exégèse scripturaire, l’ouvrage study l. a. genèse des innovations de los angeles philosophie de los angeles Pratyabhijñā ou “Reconnaissance” en prenant en compte los angeles complexité du champ philosophique (déjà investi par divers courants aussi bien bouddhiques que brahmaniques) dans lequel los angeles pensée d’Utpaladeva s’est développée.

Recent scholarship on Śaivism has considerably elevated our wisdom of the non secular dimensions of Medieval Śaiva routine. besides the fact that, the philosophical features displayed via many of the texts produced in those milieux stay principally unrecognized. the current research is helping fill this lacuna by means of exploring the delicate and unique philosophical method elaborated by way of the Kashmiri Śaiva nondualists Utpaladeva (fl. c. 925-975) and Abhinavagupta (fl. c. 975-1025). The e-book indicates that the program can't be lowered to a trifling scriptural exegesis and examines the genesis of the most techniques present in the Pratyabhijñā (“Recognition”) philosophy whereas considering the complexity of the philosophical box (already occupied by way of numerous currents, Buddhist in addition to Brahmanical) during which Utpaladeva’s suggestion was once developed.

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Download E-books Love Letter to the Earth PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Whereas many specialists element to the big complexity in addressing concerns starting from the destruction of ecosystems to the lack of thousands of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key factor as having the capability to create a tipping element. He believes that we have to circulate past the concept that of the "environment," because it leads humans to adventure themselves and Earth as separate entities and to determine the planet simply by way of what it may do for them. Thich Nhat Hanh issues to the shortcoming of that means and connection in peoples' lives as being the reason for our habit to consumerism. He deems it very important that we realize and reply to the tension we're placing in the world if civilization is to outlive. Rejecting the traditional financial strategy, Nhat Hanh exhibits that mindfulness and a religious revolution are had to defend nature and restrict weather switch.

Love Letter to the Earth is a hopeful e-book that provides us a route to persist with by means of exhibiting that modify is feasible basically with the popularity that individuals and the planet are eventually one and a similar.

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Download E-books Buddhism Is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs PDF

By Steve Hagen

“[Hagan’s] e-book will attract readers attracted to what real Zen perform is meant to be approximately past the entire well known photos and colourful stories.”

—Robert M. Pirsig, New York instances bestselling writer of Zen and the paintings of bike Maintenance

 

Buddhism isn't really What you think that is a transparent, direct, and fascinating consultant to the main crucial components of non secular inquiry: recognition, purpose, honesty with oneself, compassion, and the need to rouse. A popular Zen instructor, Steve Hagen bargains a necessary hands-on guidebook within which examples from lifestyle are offered along tales from Buddhist lecturers previous and current to banish misconceptions and encourage the newcomer and the an expert practitioner alike. Buddhism isn't What You Think—it is either more…and less.

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Download E-books The Promise of Amida Buddha: Honen's Path to Bliss PDF

The Promise of Amida Buddha is the 1st whole English translation of a seminal choice of writings by means of the japanese natural Land school's founder, Honen-shonin (1133-1212). The so-called Japanese Anthology (Wago Toroku) collects his surviving brief writings composed in eastern, together with letters of exhortation and public pronouncements. The very important writings supply a window into Honen's existence and the turbulent period within which he lived and taught.

Honen-shonin, who lived in Japan within the 12th century, observed that the complexity of conventional Buddhist practices made them inaccessible to humans outdoor the monastic elite. Drawing at the chinese language natural Land culture, he re-imagined natural Land perform for Japan and ushered in a brand new and dynamic perform that keeps right this moment. In our degenerate age, says Honen, we won't wish to arrive enlightenment through the practices hired by way of the Buddhist masters of previous. For us there's just one road to liberation--rebirth within the natural Land of Amida, from whence our growth is irreversible and our final unlock guaranteed. The natural Land is a heavenly vacation spot made occur throughout the natural vow of Amida to save lots of all beings, and we safe passage to this land in our subsequent existence via natural religion in Amida on the very second of demise. The perform of religion in Amida is played via nembutsu, the continuous recitation of the chant Namu Amida Butsu, which bonds us to Amida and brings us into his care.

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Download E-books The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch PDF

The Platform Sutra documents the lessons of Hui-neng, the 6th Patriarch, who's respected as one of many nice figures within the founding of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English model of the eighth-century Ch'an vintage. Dr. Yampolsky additionally furnishes a long and special ancient advent that offers the context necessary to an realizing of Hui-neng's work.

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Download E-books The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations PDF

By Jack Kornfield, Gil Fronsdal

The Dhammapada is the main broadly learn Buddhist scripture in lifestyles, loved through either Buddhists and non-Buddhists. This vintage textual content of training verses from the earliest interval of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and functional foundations of the Buddhist culture. The textual content provides unique ambitions for prime a non secular existence: the 1st is reaching happiness during this existence (or in destiny lives); the second one objective is the success of religious liberation, freedom, absolute peace. a few of the key subject matters of the verses are awarded in dichotomies or pairs, for instance, grief and discomfort as opposed to pleasure; constructing the brain rather than being negligent approximately one's psychological angle and behavior; virtuous motion as opposed to misconduct; and being fair as opposed to being deceitful. the aim of those contrasts is, very easily, to explain the variation among what ends up in fascinating results and what does not.

For centuries, this article has been studied in its unique Pali, the canonical language of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. This clean new translation from perception Mediation instructor and Pail translator Gil Fronsdal is either hugely readable and scholarly authoritative. With large explanatory notes, this variation combines a rigorous cognizance to element in bringing forth the unique textual content with the translator's own wisdom of the Buddhist direction. it's the first really exact and hugely readable translation of this article to be released in English.

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Download E-books The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen PDF

By Philip Whalen

Essentially the most path-breaking and creatively radical poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, Philip Whalen was once a part of the 1955 Six Gallery analyzing the place the West Coast Beat move famously all started. operating along Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Jack Kerouac, Whalen built a conversational and visually unorthodox type that's specific in modern poetry. His lifelong engagement with the impermanent and sensuous, issues deepened by means of his dedication to Zen Buddhism, are on wealthy reveal the following, with his hot humor and unique illustrations. This Collected Poems rightfully areas Whalen one of the leading poets of his time, providing readers a very significant physique of yankee poetic paintings.

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Download E-books Each Moment Is the Universe: Zen and the Way of Being Time PDF

By Dainin Katagiri

It’s effortless to treat time as a commodity—we even converse of “saving” or “spending” it. we frequently regard it as an enemy, after we believe it slipping away ahead of we’re prepared for time to be up. The Zen view of time is substantially assorted than that: time isn't whatever break free our lifestyles; really, our existence is time. comprehend this, says Dainin Katagiri Roshi, and you may reside absolutely and freely correct the place you're in each one moment. 

Katagiri bases his instructing on Being Time, a textual content through the main well-known of all Zen masters, Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), to teach that point is an artistic, dynamic procedure that constantly produces the universe and every little thing in it—and that to appreciate this is often to find a gateway to freedom from the dissatisfactions of lifestyle. He courses us in considering impermanence, the current second, and the ungraspable nature of earlier and destiny. He discusses time as a part of our internal being, made happen via consistent switch in ourselves and our environment. And those rules are in no way metaphysical abstractions: they are often at once perceived by way of any people via meditation.

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Download E-books The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise PDF

By Ian Baker

The parable of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist ideals in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that demonstrate themselves to religious pilgrims and in occasions of situation. The extra distant and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed features. historic Tibetan prophecies claim that the best of all hidden lands lies on the center of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep within the Himalayas and veiled via a huge waterfall. Nineteenth-century debts of this fabled waterfall encouraged a sequence of ill-fated ecu expeditions that ended in advance in 1925 while the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all yet a five-mile part of the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge and declared that the falls have been not more than a “religious fantasy” and a “romance of geography.”

The center of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a clean spot at the map of global exploration till world-class climber and Buddhist student Ian Baker delved into the legends. no matter what cryptic Tibetan scrolls or earlier explorers had acknowledged in regards to the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge, Baker decided, might be tested in basic terms by way of exploring the uncharted five-mile hole. After numerous years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, at the final of a sequence of awesome expeditions, Baker and his nationwide Geographic–sponsored staff reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made information all over the world by way of discovering there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the mythical grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike.

The middle of the World is likely one of the such a lot attractive tales of exploration and discovery in fresh memory—an notable trip to 1 of the wildest and so much inaccessible locations on the earth and a pilgrimage to the center of the Tibetan Buddhist religion.

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