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.
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Das Herz von Buddhas Lehre

Leiden verwandeln - die Praxis des glücklichen Lebens

Author: Thích-Nhất-Hạnh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451054129

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Page: 288

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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: 9740

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
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Buddhist Warfare

Author: Michael Jerryson,Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195394836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

View: 440

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.
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Buddhism

An Introduction

Author: Alexander Wynne

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848853971

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9118

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.
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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

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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.
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Das Diamantsutra

Der Diamant, der die Illusion durchschneidet

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783942085168

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Page: 199

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Buddhistisches Denken

drei Phasen buddhistischer Philosophie in Indien

Author: Edward Conze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458349488

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Page: 453

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The resolve to become a Buddha

a study of the bodhicitta concept in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Author: Dorji Wangchuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 453

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Einsicht durch Meditation

Die Achtsamkeit des Herzens

Author: Jack Kornfield,Joseph Goldstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936855388

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Page: 301

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Meditation für Anfänger

mit 6 geführten Audio-Meditationen für Einsicht, innere Klarheit und Mitempfinden

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641147212

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Die kompakte Einführung in Theorie und Praxis des Buddhismus In seiner gewohnt offenen Art legt der Meditationslehrer und Bestsellerautor Jack Kornfield hier eine Anleitung zur Meditation vor. Unabhängig von Konfession oder Glauben erlaubt sie dem interessierten Leser, Schritt für Schritt innere Klarheit und Gelassenheit zu entwickeln – Qualitäten, die bei der Meisterung unseres hektischen Alltags von unschätzbarem Vorteil sind. Ohne jeden Hang zur Mystifizierung beschreibt Kornfield in einfachen Worten, wie wir uns auf dem Königsweg der Meditation von zwanghaften Reaktionen befreien und Stück für Stück Glück und inneren Frieden gewinnen. Die beigelegten Audio-Übungen enthalten sechs geführte Meditationen, die den Stufenweg des Buches begleiten. E-Book mit Audio-Links: Je nach Hardware/Software können die Audio-Links direkt auf dem Endgerät abgespielt werden. In jedem Fall können die Audio-Links über jede Browser-Software geöffnet und über ein Audiogerät abgespielt werden.
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Innerer Friede - Äußerer Friede

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426407515

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Alles, was zählt, ist der gegenwärtige Augenblick. Nur wenn wir bewusst im Hier und Jetzt leben, verpassen und vergeuden wir unsere Lebenszeit nicht, dann sind wir offen für tägliche Wunder und können auch mit möglichen Schwierigkeiten besser umgehen. Innerer Friede - Äußerer Friede von Thich Nhat Hanh: im eBook erhältlich!
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Frag den Buddha - und geh den Weg des Herzens

Was uns bei der spirituellen Suche unterstützt. Neuausgabe

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641236533

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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Dies ist eines der wichtigsten Bücher, die über Meditation, über den Prozess der inneren Transformation und die Integration der spirituellen Praxis in unserer tägliches Leben geschrieben wurde. Mit „Frag den Buddha und geh den Weg des Herzens“ wurde der Psychologe und Meditationslehrer Jack Kornfield 1995 im deutschsprachigen Raum bekannt, und es ist bis heute eine Fundgrube und ein wichtiger Begleiter für alle, die sich auf die spirituelle Suche begeben. Im ersten Teil geht es um die Grundlage eines spirituellen Lebens: um Achtsamkeitspraxis und Meditation, um die Schwierigkeiten, die dabei auftauchen können, sowie um den Umgang mit unseren Schattenthemen. Im zweiten Teil zeigt Jack Kornfield, wie wir diese Praxis in unser Leben integrieren können, dabei kommen Mitgefühl, Abgrenzungsstrategien und der Umgang mit spirituellen Lehrern zur Sprache. Schließlich lädt er im dritten Teil dazu ein, Weisheit und Mitgefühl zu entfalten und mit Leichtigkeit und Freude unser Leben zu leben. Dieser spirituelle Klassiker berührt unser Herz und zeigt, was uns alles begegnen kann, wenn wir uns auf die Stille und den gegenwärtigen Moment einlassen. Er ist ein wertvoller Wegbegleiter in vielen Lebensphasen, um Einsicht, Klarheit und Heilung zu erfahren.
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Liebe handelt

Wege zu einem gewaltlosen gesellschaftlichen Wandel

Author: Thích-Nhất-Hạnh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783921508725

Category:

Page: 167

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