What the Buddha Taught

Author: Walpola Rahula

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802198104

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This indispensable volume is a lucid and faithful account of the Buddha’s teachings. “For years,” says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, “the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.” This edition contains a selection of illustrative texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index.

Poverty and the Poor in the World's Religious Traditions: Religious Responses to the Problem of Poverty

Author: William H. Brackney,Rupen Das

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844461

Category: Religion

Page: 422

View: 7361

This detailed book is a resource for students, practitioners, and leaders interested in how the major world religions have understood poverty and responded to the poor. • Addresses a topic of great importance: the intersection of religion, a universal cultural phenomenon; and the poor, a population whose demographics are on the rise globally • Fills the need for an accurate, authoritative resource on the way poverty and the poor are understood in the world's religions • Coedited by a published specialist in world religions and a recognized specialist, academic, and practitioner in international responses to poverty and emergency response in a variety of cultures

Buddhist Warfare

Author: Michael Jerryson,Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195394836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

View: 2764

This book offers eight essays examining the dark side of a tradition often regarded as the religion of peace. The authors note the conflict between the Buddhist norms of non-violence and the prohibition of the killing of sentient beings and acts of state violence supported by the Buddhist community (sangha), acts of civil violence in which monks participate, and Buddhist intersectarian violence.


An Introduction

Author: Alexander Wynne

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848853971

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 4949

Buddhism is often characterised as one of the most complex and enigmatic of all the world's religions. Although the Buddha himself was not a philosopher in the sense that that term is often understood, a Buddhist philosophy nevertheless emerged from the Buddha's teachings that was astonishingly rich, profound and elusive. Buddhism, which for six millennia has been an integral part of South and East Asian society and civilization, is now increasingly popular in the West, where its teachings about liberation of the self from the cycle of existence have proved attractive to people from a wide variety of backgrounds. In this new and comprehensive textbook, Alexander Wynne shows that the story of Buddhism as a global system of belief begins with the life of the Buddha in northern India in the fifth century BCE. He discusses the many new advances that have been made in recent years with regard to Buddhist origins, and traces the ways that formative Indian doctrines helped shape the features of later Asian Buddhism. Carefully outlining the major Buddhist traditions, Wynne examines in turn the major Mahayana traditions of China, including the Ch'an and Pure Land schools, as well as recent trends in Theravada Buddhism, especially in Sri Lanka and Thailand, and the Tantric Buddhism of Tibet. Finally, he turns to the role of Buddhism in the modern world, and explores how the western encounter with Buddhism has both affected and been affected it, especially in the fields of cognitive science and modern psychology.

Finding Your Power to Be Happy: Seven Practices to Bring Unconditional Happiness into Your Life

Author: D.E. Hardesty

Publisher: D.E. Hardesty

ISBN: 1311878149

Category: Self-Help

Page: 324

View: 9343

Learn to find the happiness that is natural to you, and enjoy better relationships, better health, more success and a longer life. The peculiar thing about us humans is, we spend a lot of time working to find people and things that will make us happy. In fact, we seem to spend the majority of our time doing this. However, there is no guarantee that any of this effort will work. There are lots of people who have hordes of people around them, and who have lots of things, but have been unable to make themselves happy. The truth is, happiness can be had with little effort. Have you ever been happy for no reason at all? Of course you have. Without anything changing in life, happiness just appears. We see it in young children all the time. In fact, we expect to see it in children. If you happen to ask a smiling child why he or she is so happy, at best the answer may be, “Because.” For an adult this may be an unsatisfying answer, but for the child it is the truth -- happiness exists “just because.” As we age we seem to lose touch with happiness-for-no-reason-at-all. We see a world where everyone is striving for stuff, striving for popularity, striving, striving, striving. The natural fount of happiness we once enjoyed disappears as we join them. However, that happiness is not gone. All that happened is we lost our connection to it. This book is about recovering that connection. We all grow up believing that if we work hard, and if we are good people, we will enjoy good relationships with others, good health, success and a long life. Obviously this is not true. There are a lot of rich old people who are not happy. What we have, what we do, and the other circumstances of our lives do not provide authentic happiness. Instead, happiness comes from inside of us, and all by itself enables us to have secure relationships, good health, more success and longer lives. So, what is the secret of being happy? Being happy is a little like flipping a switch. When it’s on you are happy and when it’s off you are not. It’s so easy. How else can you explain being happy for no reason. What you need to do is learn to turn it on, and keep it turned on. This book discusses seven practices that help you do that. There is a lot of wisdom available about how to be happy. Most of it is thousands of years old, but some is quite new. The seven practices we will look at incorporate this wisdom to help you learn how to turn on happiness in your life. This kind of happiness does not require changing anything in your life. All you have to do is learn to turn it on.

The resolve to become a Buddha

a study of the bodhicitta concept in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Author: Dorji Wangchuk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 453

View: 6984


Das Herz von Buddhas Lehre

Leiden verwandeln - die Praxis des glücklichen Lebens

Author: Thích-Nhất-Hạnh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451054129


Page: 288

View: 5037


Zur Ruhe finden

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451804050

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 4309

Frieden finden mitten in unserem umtriebigen Leben. Raum schaffen für die Stille - zu Hause. Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt uns, wie wir mit einfachen Übungen Oasen der Achtsamkeit in unserem Alltag finden. Einer Glocke lauschen, dem Atem Raum geben oder den Kuchen im Kühlschrank als die Chance erkennen, all dem Stress zu entkommen. Ein wunderbares Buch, das uns unsere vertrauteste Umgebung in einem neuen Licht erscheinen lässt.

Die Kunst des Lebens

Vipassana-Meditation nach S.N. Goenka

Author: William Hart

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423427965

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 9019

Eine Einführung in die Vipassana-Meditation Vipassana bedeutet »die Dinge so sehen, wie sie sind«. Es ist die Essenz der Lehre Buddhas und eine der ältesten Meditationstechniken Indiens. Dieses Buch zeigt, wie man sich mit ihrer Hilfe von geistigen Verspannungen und Konditionierungen freimacht, wie man Probleme löst, die Gesundheit verbessert, zu Harmonie und innerem Frieden findet und das eigene kreative Potenzial entfaltet. Vipassana ist die Kunst zu leben.


Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783546002561


Page: 278

View: 8268


Acht Schritte zum Glück.

Der buddhistische Weg der liebenden Güte.

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783908543183

Category: Happiness

Page: 341

View: 1883


Einsicht durch Meditation

Die Achtsamkeit des Herzens

Author: Jack Kornfield,Joseph Goldstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936855388


Page: 301

View: 9416


Wege zur Glückseligkeit

Einführung in Tantra

Author: Thub-bstan-ye-śes (Bla-ma.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783980536554


Page: 196

View: 588