Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on ...
Author: Thomas Doctor
Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the formative phase of Tibetan Buddhism and plays a key role in the religious thought of his day and beyond. The book studies the framework of Mabja’s philosophical project, holding it up against the works of both his own Madhyamaka teachers as well as those of central authors of the later "classical period". The emerging account of the evolution of Madhyamaka in Tibet reveals a striking pattern of transformative appropriations. This, in turn, affords us insights into the nature and function of tradition in Tibetan religious culture and Mahāyāna Buddhism at large. Innovation is demanded for both the advancement and consolidation of tradition. This ground-breaking book is an invaluable contribution to the study of Tibetan philosophy. It is of great interest to Buddhist practitioners, specialists in Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan Buddhism.
Madhyamaka reasonings, one has to negate truthlessness, etc., as well.78
Regarding which reasoning negates which of the four extremes, Gorampa writes
that the “lack of being one or many” and other great Madhyamaka reasons
negate the ...
Author: Yaroslav Komarovski
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"This book links Tibetan Buddhist polemics regarding the realization of ultimate reality with contemporary debates around mystical experience. Komarovski demonstrates how the realization of reality, as understood by Tibetan thinkers, both resembles and challenges the idea of unmediated mystical experience"--
The volume will expand readers’ understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought, with many of the chapters written from a comparative perspective.
Author: Steven M. Emmanuel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers the very latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the most important ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhist philosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility to instructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectives on topics to those available in Western traditions
Reason and Revelation Steven D. Goodman, Ronald M. Davidson. ent.9 The ... A
Pure Vision is an experience in which the visionary meets directly with a celestial Buddha or teacher of another era who preaches a special sermon. This may ...
Author: Steven D. Goodman
Publisher: SUNY Press
This volume consists of eight studies, each one bringing to light new material of use to comparative religionists and historians of religion, as well as to students of Tibetan Buddhism. These studies are based on critical scrutiny of indigenous sources and, in many cases, the learned opinion of native Tibetan scholars. The studies are organized around two dominant themes in Tibetan religious life -- the quest for clarity and insight via visionary exploration and philosophical exploration.
Our identification with a self is merely a habit, a way which we have been
conditioned to experience life. One of the most profound insights in Buddhism is
that there is another way. The reason that we experience this self-referential point
Author: Rebecca Novick
Publisher: Crossing Press
In Tibetan, the word for Buddhist means “insider”—someone who looks not to the world but to themselves for peace and happiness. The basic premise of Buddhism is that all suffering, however real it may seem, is the product of our own minds.Rebecca Novick’s concise history of Buddhism and her explanations of the Four Noble Truths, Wheel of Life, Karma, the path of the Bodhisattva, and the four schools help us understand Tibetan Buddhism as a religion or philosophy, and more important, as a way of experiencing the world.
If someone tried to reason their way into an aesthetic experience of a work of art,
they would miss it. ... Given the apparent tension between meditation and reasoning, why would Kagyii Tibetan Buddhism claim both of them as methods
This is an appeal to obvious experience , indicating that the Buddhists do not
have nor need anything further to say at this point . It is a tenet of the Buddhists
that all reasoning eventually leads back to obvious experience ; one cannot keep
Author: American Academy of ReligionPublish On: 1993
A136 Scholasticism as a Category in Understanding of Indo - Tibetan Buddhist
Philosophy José Ignacio Cabezón , Iliff ... to the specific Buddhist case : the
reconciliation of reason and experience , the reconciliation of reason and
" In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.
Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.
In the Prasangika - Madyamika tradition of Tibetan Buddhism , it is advised to test
all purported truths against the litmus of experience where possible because it is
said to be the most confident source of knowledge . Reason is considered to ...
... Tibet This paper outlines the interplay between Tibetan Buddhist tantra and the
practice of protecting crops from hail . ... Buddhist case : the reconciliation of reason and experience , the reconciliation of reason 94 HIMALAYAN
In down-to-earth style, this book sets forth a comprehensive explanation of the foundational teachings of the Mahayana tradition based on the works of two of Buddhism's most revered figures.
Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Dalai Lama opens The Middle Way with an elegant argument for the power of compassion in cultivating a happy life. From there, he connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared condition. His Holiness delivers a sparklingly clear teaching on how the Buddhist ideas of emptiness and interdependency relate to personal experience and bring a deeper understanding of the world around us. In down-to-earth style, this book sets forth a comprehensive explanation of the foundational teachings of the Mahayana tradition based on the works of two of Buddhism's most revered figures. Using Nagarjuna's Middle Way, the Dalai Lama explores Buddhist understandings of selflessness, dependent origination, and the causal processes that lock us in cycles of suffering. He grounds these heady philosophical discussions using Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path, presenting a brief explanation of how to put ethical discipline, wisdom, and compassion into practice. Through these beautifully complementary teachings, His Holiness urges us to strive, "with an objective mind, endowed with a curious skepticism, to engage in careful analysis and seek the reasons behind our beliefs."
Based on the teachings of Tsongkapa, the great Tibetan saint and founder of the Geluk school, the book contains all of the instruction necessary to embark on the path of transformation that the Tibetans have refined over the last 1,300 ...
Author: Namgyal Wangchen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Step by Step is an easy-to-understand introduction to the meditation methods that have guided people along the path to awakening for millennia. The techniques explained in it are simple, direct, and all-inclusive, and present a time-tested means for counteracting depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and all other forms of mental suffering. Based on the teachings of Tsongkapa, the great Tibetan saint and founder of the Geluk school, the book contains all of the instruction necessary to embark on the path of transformation that the Tibetans have refined over the last 1,300 years. Included are detailed explanations of the six perfections, emptiness, the preciousness of life, and how to develop the genuine altruism that benefits all living things. Author Geshe Namgyal Wangchen provides three life-changing meditations that the reader can immediately integrate into his or her routine in order to work toward a life experience that is compassionate, confident, and full of wisdom.
The study's central focus, however, is the question of the existence and the nature of self. This is explored both in terms of Tsongkhapa's deconstruction of the self and his reconstruction of person.
Author: Thupten Jinpa
Category: Social Science
The work explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought. It also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate that the Middle Way philosophy's deconstructive analysis does not negate the reality of the everyday world. The study's central focus, however, is the question of the existence and the nature of self. This is explored both in terms of Tsongkhapa's deconstruction of the self and his reconstruction of person. Finally, the work explores the concept of reality that emerges in Tsongkhapa's philosophy, and deals with his understanding of the relationship between critical reasoning, no-self, and religious experience.
Author: Karma-Ran-Byun-Kun-Khyab-Phrin-LasPublish On: 1999
We have already spoken of the fundamental level of co - emergent ignorance ,
the lack of direct experience of the empty , clear and unimpeded nature of mind
itself , and this is ... The reason the Buddha presented ... This permits the
inherently pure nature of mind to become more 168 The Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism.
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
"Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism presents the fundamental practices of this tradition in a clear and easily accessible manner. Beginning with an overview of the Buddhist path, Kalu Rinpoche goes on to explain the preliminary practices of taking refuge, prostrations, Dorje Sempa purification, meditation, mandala practice, guru yoga and the guru-disciple relationship. He then discusses the vows of the lay person, the bodhisattva, and the tantric practitioner. The book closes with an explanation of meditation both with and without an object and the key points of mahamudra meditation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
... science and technology in nationality areas will cause Tibetan Buddhism to be
faced with the serious challenge of two completely different world outlooks ' ' . In
recent years , all comrades with personal experience of Tibetan areas will have ...
Sacred Spaces and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture : A Collection of Essays ,
Dharamsala , Library of Tibetan Works ... Buddha ' s emphasis on the role of reason , rationality and the spirit of enquiry to arrive at truth has made Buddhism
a highly ... It is to be socially constructed through personal experience and
This tendency becomes apparent , for example , in his conferring an imaginal
status to “ out - of - body experiences ” ( p . ... absolute ” in the “ light - of - the -
void ” meditative experience of Tibetan Buddhism in terms of visual and tactile -
kinesthetic synesthesias ( p . ... For these reasons , I believe Hunt ' s study
deserves to be extensively read , especially if such reading takes to heart Hunt ' s
warning that ...
Tibetan Buddhism was thus regarded as doubly other in a complex play of
Orientalist ideologies : With the discovery and translation of Sanskrit and ... by the
West as the mimetic other of Romantic Orientalism and is called “ original
Buddhism , ” represented as a “ religion of reason ” in Victorian Britain . ... Again ,
Monier - Williams from the Duff Lectures : For it is certain that without any
practical experience ...
Author: Frank J. Korom
Publisher: St-Hyacinthe, Quebec : World Heritage Press
[ 37 ] The factors of logic and dialectical thought contained in Tibetan Buddhist
culture are fully covered by religious ... that without concrete things , truth can
only be obtained according to experience , knowledge , and the metaphor of reason .