Another volume in the Ethical and Religious Classics of East and West series, compiled and edited by the vice-president of Another volume in the Ethical and Religious Classics of East and West series, compiled and edited by the vice-president of the Buddhist Society. He has made the outstanding documents available by translating them directly from the Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan. An introductory essay deals with the meaning of Buddhist meditation, its range and principal divisions, and the relation of its methods and presuppositions to modern psychology.
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Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Buddhist Scriptures. Description A volume of key writings on the Buddha, collected from a variety of languages and traditions While Buddhism has no central text comparable to the Bible or Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of the Buddha.
In this rich anthology, eminent scholar Donald S. Lopez, Jr. There are tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of qualities and qualifications for a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of enlightenment. Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast and profound nature of the Buddhist tradition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
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Add to basket. The Enneads Plotinus. The Book of the Courtier Baldassare Castiglione. On Painting Leon Battista Alberti. Max Havelaar "Multatuli". The Spoils of Poynton Henry James. King Harald's Saga Snorri Sturluson. Spring Torrents Ivan Turgenev. Buddhist Scriptures Edward Conze. The Princess Casamassima Henry James. Manon Lescaut Abbe Prevost. Chronicles of the Crusades Geoffroi De Villehardouin. Shakyamuni's Meeting with Dipankara 2a. The Bodhisattva and the Hungry Tigress 2b.
The Bodhisattva as the Preacher of Patience 3. Outline of a Bodhisattva's Progress Chapter 2. The birth of the Bodhisattva 2. Asita's visit 3. The Bodhisattva's youth and marriage 4. The awakening 5. Withdrawal from the women 6. The flight 7. The apparition of a mendicant 8. The dismissal of Chandaka 9. The practice of austerities Nandabala's gift The defeat of Mara The Enlightenment The meeting with the mendicant The meeting with the five mendicants Turning the wheel of Dharma The meeting of father and son Further conversions Devadatta The desire for death The leave-taking from Vaisali, the final couch, instructions to the Mallas Parinirvana The Relics Morality Introductory Note 1.
The Five Precepts, with Buddahghosa's commentary 2. Rules of monastric restraint 3. The monk's life 3a. The Buddha's advice to Sariputra E. The Rhinoceros E. Verses from the Sanskrit Dharmapada 4a. The chapter on Karma 4b. The chapter on Morality 5. Popular Moral Buddhism 6. Laymen and Monks 6a. Their respective attainments 6b. Their respective tasks, and the question of the adoration of relics Chapter 2. Meditation Introductory Note 1. The advantages of meditation 2. The practice of introversion 3.
The progressive steps of meditation The restraint of the senses - How the senses cause bondage - Moderation in eating - The avoidance of sleep - Full awareness of the postures, etc. The six types of persons 5.
The five miraculous powers 6. Zen 6a. Sessan Amakuki. Zen Meditation R. Rosen Takashina. Controlling the Mind R. Chapter 3. Wisdom Introductory Note 1. The Questions of King Milinda 1. Introduction - 2. The doctrine of not-self: a The chariot, b Personal identity and rebirth, c personal identity and Karma - 3. The five cardinal virtues - 4. Conclusion 2.
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