A Dose of Emptiness

A Dose of Emptiness

This book is an annotated translation of one of the great Tibetan classics of Mahayana Buddhist thought, mKhas grub rje's sTong thun chen mo.

Author: Mkhas-grub Dge-legs-dpal-bza?-po

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791407292

Category: Religion

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This book is an annotated translation of one of the great Tibetan classics of Mahayana Buddhist thought, mKhas grub rje's sTong thun chen mo. The text is a detailed critical exposition of the theory and practice of emptiness as expounded in the three major schools of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy: the Yogacara, Svatantrika, and Prasangika. Used as a supplement to the scholastic debating manuals in some of the greatest monasteries of Tibet, the sTong thun chen mo is a veritable encyclopedia of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy, dealing with such topics as hermeneutics, the theory of non-duality, the linguistic interpretation of emptiness, the typology of ignorance, logic, the nature of time, and the perception of matter across world spheres. This book is an indispensable source for understanding the Tibetan dGe lugs pa school's synthesis of the Middle Way (Madhyamaka) and Epistemological (Pramanika) traditions of Indian Buddhism. In addition, it is an unprecedented source for the philosophical polemics of fifteenth century Tibet.
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Emptiness in the Mind Only School of Buddhism

Emptiness in the Mind Only School of Buddhism

The first stanza indicates the character of emptiness, and the second indicates
that just this is the middle path. ... Ke-drup's Opening the Eyes of the Fortunate (
José Ignacio Cabezón, A Dose of Emptiness: An Annotated Translation of the
stong ...

Author: Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239081

Category: History

Page: 542

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"This is a scholarly tour de force, the likes of which are rarely seen in the academy."—José Ignacio Cabezón, Illif School of Theology "An exceptionally clear and detailed account of a central debate in Tibetan Buddhist scholastic philosophy."—Matthew Kapstein, University of Chicago "This is without question the finest and most complete discussion of the renowned Mind-Only school and its Tibetan context."—Anne C. Klein, author of Knowledge & Liberation, Path to the Middle "An important new contribution to our understanding of the development of Buddhist philosophical thought in Tibet."—Matthew T. Kapstein, author of The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory
Categories: History

Emptiness

Emptiness

A Dose of Emptiness. Trans. J.I. Cabezon. New York: State University of New
York Press, 1992. Nagarjuna. The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (
Mulamadhyae makakarika). Trans. Jay Garfield. New York: Oxford University
Press, ...

Author: Tashi Tsering

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861715114

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

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Emptiness tackles an oft-misunderstood topic in the Buddhist religion. Here, emptiness does not imply a nihilistic worldview but rather the idea that a permanent entity doesn't exist in any single phenomenon or being. Everything exists in dependence on an immeasurable quantity of causes and conditions. An understanding of emptiness allows us to see the world as a realm of infinite possibility, instead of a static system. Just like a table consists of wooden parts, and the wood is from a tree, and the tree depends on air, water, and soil, so is the world filled with a wondrous coexistence that extends to our own mind and awareness. In lucid, accessible language, Geshe Tashi Tsering guides the reader to the realization of this infinite possibility.
Categories: Philosophy

Buddhism and Language

Buddhism and Language

Taking language as its general theme, this book explores how the tradition of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophical speculation exemplifies the character of scholasticism.

Author: Jose Ignacio Cabezon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791418995

Category: Philosophy

Page: 299

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Taking language as its general theme, this book explores how the tradition of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophical speculation exemplifies the character of scholasticism. Scholasticism, as an abstract and general category, is developed as a valuable theoretical tool for understanding a variety of intellectual movements in the history of philosophy of religion. The book investigates the Buddhist Scholastic theory and use of scripture, the nature of doctrine and its transcendence in experience, Mahayana Buddhist hermeneutics, the theory and practice of exegesis, and questions concerning the authority of sacred texts. It also deals with the Buddhist Scholastic theory of conceptual thought as the mirror of language, the Scholastic defense of logic and rationality as a method, as well as the role of language in the idealist and nominalist ontologies of the Mahayana. Finally, the author treats the question of ineffability and the silence of the Buddha from a new perspective.
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Buddhism Science

Buddhism   Science

... six of them he spent engaged in the traditional curriculum of studies at Sera
monastery in South India . He is the author / editor / translator of several scholarly
books and articles , among them A Dose of Emptiness , Buddhism and Language
 ...

Author: Ed. B. Alan Wallac

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120820258

Category: Buddhism and science

Page: 461

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Reflecting its wide variety of topics, Buddhism and science is comprised of three sections. The first presents two historical overviews of the engagements between Buddhism and modern science or rather how Buddhism and modern science have definced, rivaled and complemented one another. The second describes the ways Buddhism and the cognitive sciences inform each other, the third address point of intersection between Buddhsim and the physical sciences. On the broadest level this work illuminates how different ways of exploring the nature of human identity the mind, and the universe at large can enrich and enlighten one another.
Categories: Buddhism and science

Buddhism Christianity and the Question of Creation

Buddhism  Christianity and the Question of Creation

Professor Cabezón has published extensively in the field of Buddhist and
comparative thought . Among his published books are A Dose of Emptiness (
Albany , NY : SUNY 1992 ) , Buddhism , Sexuality and Gender ( ed . ) ( Albany ,
NY : SUNY ...

Author: Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754654435

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Is the world created by a divine creator? Or is it the constant product of karmic forces? Exploring the aspects of Buddhist objections against the idea of a divine creator and Christian possibilities to meet the Buddhist critique, this work asks for the potential truth on both sides and suggests a surprising way of overcoming the barrier.
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The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems

The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems

1244 A Dose of Emptiness ; in Collected Works , vol . ka , 2203 ; cf . Cabezón ,
Dose of Emptiness , p . 68 . Cabezón reads the verse as Khedrup describing his
own opening of the treasury , while Thuken reads it as a reference to the work of
 ...

Author: Blo-bzaṅ-chos-kyi-ñi-ma (Thuʼu-bkwan III)

Publisher: Library of Tibetan Classics

ISBN: UOM:39015080863478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 664

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Thuken Chökyi Nyima's The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is the widest-ranging account of religious philosophies ever written in premodern Tibet. After covering the major schools of India, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, Thuken discusses in detail the entire range of Tibetan traditions, with separate chapters on the Nyingma, Kadam, Kagyü, Shijé, Sakya, Jonang, Geluk, and Bön schools. He then describes the major traditions of China ? Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ? as well as those of Mongolia, Khotan, and Shambhala. Not content with simply describing and analyzing doctrines, Thuken traces the historical development of the various traditions. While he favors his own Geluk school, Thuken treats the views of other traditions with sympathy and respect, sometimes even defending them against criticisms from his own tradition. Eloquent, erudite, and informative, The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is evidence that serious and balanced study of the history of religions has not been a monopoly of Western scholarship.
Categories: Philosophy

Reclaiming the Lost Life Overcoming Emptiness and Self Defeating Lifestyles

Reclaiming the Lost Life  Overcoming Emptiness and Self Defeating Lifestyles

Eric is 38, has 3 kids, and works long hours. His wife is a fantastic mother and
together the two have a satisfying marriage. Except Eric views a heavy dose of
pornography and is extra attentive to female coworkers. His dad was a flirt and
his ...

Author: James A. Dauer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490836430

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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Emptiness is our appetite for meaning and purpose. Sometimes Christians get lost or sidetracked and give up as they find themselves defeated and untouched by their Christian faith. Many Christians feed their emptiness in two major ways: unhealthy relationships or intense, acting out behavior. This book is written with the hope that the reader may learn how to become integrated within him or herself by learning to become integrated in Christ. "With a gifted intellectual and caring Christian heart, this effective mental health counselor has written an insightful and compelling book designed to help people of faith overcome compulsive and self-destructive drives arising out of relational brokenness. It is a rare combination of sound theology, deep spirituality, and wise psychology. Reclaiming the Lost Life is a rare gem! I highly recommend the book to those suffering from self-destructive behaviors, as well as to loved ones and mental health professionals working with them." -Dr. Elmer M. Colyer, professor of systematic theology, the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa "James Dauer is a straight shooter who gets to the heart of the matter from the very beginning. Through this book James gives everyday, practical advice and examples. As I read it, I felt like I had met the characters personally. James gives us the way forward with them and with ourselves. If we look honestly, we can really learn how to find the direction for our journey." -Pastor Dan Kellog, Gold Creek Community Church, Mill Creek, Washington
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A Study of the Dharmadharmatavibhanga The root text and its scriptural source the Avikalpapravesadharani with excerpts from Kamalashila s Avikalpapravesadharanitika

A Study of the Dharmadharmatavibhanga  The root text and its scriptural source  the Avikalpapravesadharani   with excerpts from Kamalashila s Avikalpapravesadharanitika

On this characterization of the Svätantrikas by the dGelugs Präsangikas —
specifically mKhas grub – see Cabezón, A Dose of Emptiness, pp. 139ff. I am
suggesting that mKhas grub's depiction of Svätantrikas and Präsangikas in his A
Dose of ...

Author: Raymond E. Robertson

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132355376

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The journal of Asian studies

The journal of Asian studies

Book Reviews ASIA GENERAL A Dose of Emptiness : An Annotated Translation
of the sTong thun chen mo of mKhas grub dGe legs dpal bzang . By JOSÉ
IGNACIO CABEZÓN . Albany , N . Y . : State University of New York Press , 1992 .

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Appearance and Reality

Appearance and Reality

A Dose of Emptiness ( stong thun chen mo ) . Dharamsala : Shes rig par khang ,
n . d . Tr . by José Ignacio Cabezón in A Dose of Emptiness . Albany : State
University of New York Press , 1992 . Napper , Elizabeth . Dependent - Arising
and ...

Author: Guy Newland

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028494271

Category: Religion

Page: 107

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When someone seeks to understand Buddhism, where should one start: With the elaboration on what it means to take refuge in the three jewels?
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The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica

The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica

During the afternoon , an intense nausea was felt after each dose , for half an
hour , but she could not vomit ( second day ) ... Painful emptiness , gradually
increased to pressure ( after five minutes ) ; pressure increased after breakfast (
after one ...

Author: Timothy Field Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006609344

Category: Homeopathy

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Categories: Homeopathy

Buddhism Sexuality and Gender

Buddhism  Sexuality  and Gender

This book explores historical, textual, and social questions relating to the position and experience of women and gay people in the Buddhist world from India and Tibet to Sri Lanka, China, and Japan.

Author: Jos? Ignacio Cabez?n

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791407578

Category: Religion

Page: 241

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This book explores historical, textual, and social questions relating to the position and experience of women and gay people in the Buddhist world from India and Tibet to Sri Lanka, China, and Japan. It focuses on four key areas: Buddhist history, contemporary culture, Buddhist symbols, and homosexuality, and it covers Buddhism's entire history, from its origins to the present day. The result of original and innovative research, the author offers new perspectives on the history of the attitudes toward, and of the self-perception of, women in both ancient and modern Buddhist societies. He explores key social issues such as abortion, he examines the use of rhetoric and symbols in Buddhist texts and cultures, and he discusses the neglected subject of Buddhism and homosexuality.
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A Study of the Dharmadharmatavibhanga Vasubandhu s commentary and three critical editions of the root texts with a modern commentary from the perspective of the rNying ma tradition by Master Tam Shek wing

A Study of the Dharmadharmatavibhanga  Vasubandhu s commentary and three critical editions of the root texts  with a modern commentary from the perspective of the rNying ma tradition by Master Tam Shek wing

This appears to be equivalent to mKhas grub rje ' s identification of the object of
negation as the innate apprehension of true existence ( see Cabezón , A Dose of
Emptiness , pp . 139ff ) . Another reason this is so can be understood by ...

Author: Raymond E. Robertson

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132355384

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The Great Secret of Mind

The Great Secret of Mind

magical illusion, then as each separate emotion arises, it is free ofthe need ofa
separate dose of emptiness as an antidote because neither the affliction nor the
antidote have ever existed. Whatever appears, however, should remain loosely
in ...

Author: Tulku Pema Rigtsal

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834829046

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Dzogchen (Great Perfection) goes to the heart of our experience by investigating the relationship between mind and world and uncovering the great secret of mind's luminous nature. Weaving in personal stories and everyday examples, Pema Rigtsal leads the reader to see that all phenomena are the spontaneous display of mind, a magical illusion, and yet there is something shining in the midst of experience that is naturally pure and spacious. Not recognizing this natural great perfection is the root cause of suffering and self-centered clinging. After introducing us to this liberating view, Pema Rigtsal explains how it is stabilized and sustained in effortless meditation: without modifying anything, whatever thoughts of happiness or sorrow arise simply dissolve by themselves into the spaciousness of pure presence. The book is divided into chapters on the view, meditation as the path, conduct, the attainment, and the four bardos. Each chapter consists of mini-sections that can be read as stand-alone Dharma talks. Pema Rigtsal has studied and lived with several authentic Dzogchen masters and has surprising stories to tell about their unconventional methods to introduce students to the subtle view of Dzogchen.
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Zen The Art Of Enlightenment

Zen   The Art Of Enlightenment

TRODUCTION [ ave you ever experienced a heavy dose of emptiness ? an
injection of nothingness ? It sounds impossible , but with Osho the impossible
always becomes possible . If anyone can give you ' nothing ' he can . These
lectures are ...

Author: Osho

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 817182398X

Category: Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)

Page: 224

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Categories: Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)

The Bridge of Quiescence

The Bridge of Quiescence

This passage is translated in A Dose of Emptiness , trans . José Cabezón (
Albany : SUNY Press , 1992 ) , p . 373 . 37 This discussion is based on
Tsongkhapa ' s dBu ma dgongs pa rab gsal , pp . 163B - 164B . This theme is
also explained by ...

Author: B. Alan Wallace

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X004120651

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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The book includes a translation, with commentary, of Tsongkhapa's classic fifteenth-century discussion of methods for developing exceptionally high degrees of attentional stability and clarity. Such enhancement and refining of the attention is an indispensable prerequisite to rigorous, introspective enquiry into the nature of the mind. Insights gleaned from such enquiry are instrumental in identifying and eliminating the inner sources of anxiety, frustration, and discontent.
Categories: Philosophy

Tsong kha pa s Final Exposition of Wisdom

Tsong kha pa s Final Exposition of Wisdom

Author: Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131646767

Category: Religion

Page: 410

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The final and clearest summary explanation of Buddhism's most perplexing issue, by one of the luminaries of the tradition. Presented and translated by America's leading Tibetan Buddhist scholar and interpreter for the Dalai Lama.
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Therapeutic Gazette

Therapeutic Gazette

The expelled from the stomach , or in cases of original manufacturer is
responsible for the morning sickness , when the very emptiness of dose , the
amount of which is placed on the the stomach prevents a digestive influence by
label of the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510027602694

Category: Drugs

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Fifty Years of Good Reading

Fifty Years of Good Reading

Nor was there anything humanly unique about the loss , or about the emptiness
that came in the searching's wake , which comes sooner or later to all people
foolish enough to give an animal space in their lives . But if you are built to be
such a ...

Author: University of Texas Press

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292785380

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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50 year since founding the University of Texas, they have witnessed major evolutions in the world of publishing.
Categories: Literary Criticism