Maitreya, the Future Buddha
... gathered about himself a group of devoted followers over the next forty years,
founding what was eventually to become one of the great world religions.
According to the earliest texts, Gautama taught that his pragmatic method for
spiritual cultivation was open to anyone and that there were others wh ...
Dharmacorner Buddhist Library Booklist
... Growth of Buddhism in the West. Ajahn Brahmavamso– Microsoft Word
Guide to the Tipitaka. U Ko Lay– Microsoft Word
Handbook For Mankind By Buddhadasa Bhikkhu- PDF
Handbook for Mankind. Bhikkhu Buddhadasa- PDF
Harmonious Living. Ayya Khema- PDF
Hinduism in Buddhist Perspective. V. A. Gunasekara– Micro ...
An Analysis of the Pali Canon
... however, been completely revised as a consequence of the vast output of books on the subject
that have come on to the market over the past few decades. Indeed, it was originally intended to
make this an exhaustive section of Pali works in the English language, past and present. A
number of anthologi ...
ABSTRACT SIMPSON, EMILY PATRICIA. Religious Turmoil: The
... Roman Catholic church, which shaped the religious outlook that he would carry throughout
his life (qtd in Sorrell 191). However, as young Kerouac moved through adolescence and
into adulthood, he became increasingly troubled spiritually and desperately fought against the
Catholic guilt that threatene ...
King Asoka and Buddhism
... an upāsaka, a Buddhist lay follower, but did not make much
progress for a year; then, however, he “went to” the Saṅgha
and made a lot of progress. We cannot be sure just what he
meant by “going to” the Saṅgha — the Buddhist tradition that
it meant going and living with monks may be an exaggeration — ...
King Asoka and Buddhism
... Buddhism / Indian History / Asian Studies
King Aśoka and Buddhism
King Aśoka, the third monarch of the Mauryan dynasty in the
third century B.C., was the ﬁrst ruler of a uniﬁed India and one
of the greatest political ﬁgures of all time. After he embraced
the teachings of the Buddha, he transformed ...
Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism: The Doctrinal History of Nirvana
... Northern and Southern traditions.
One of the common mistakes scholars can make is that their general
explanation of nirvana may represent the view of their favoured Buddhist
school. In other words, their account of the early Buddhist concept of nirvana
sometimes represents a view that is held only b ...
Death, Buddhism, and Existentialism in the Songs of TCS (PFD)
... because I liked quietness. When I was sick, every night my mother would ask a monk to
come to our house and chant prayers and I would fall asleep listening to these prayers.
Perhaps because when I was young I passed by the gates of the house of Buddhism, there
still remains in my unconscious, along ...
The mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism and western psychotherapy
... symbology of the East, he was instrumental in bringing Buddhist psychological
thought into Western psychology. In the end, Jung came to believe that the
spontaneous creation of the mandala by his patients was a visual symbol that
depicted the current state of their psyche, in addition to their psych ...
SAK YANT: THE TRANSITION FROM INDIC YANTRAS TO THAI
... the fact that tattoos are placed on skin—an inherently ephemeral material—there are
variations in the practice of Sak Yant in different parts of Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Nevertheless, there are a few facts that are evident, including the source of Sak Yant
concepts and designs from Indic yantras ...
The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth
... register (a, b, or c), if necessary, e.g., Wuzong yuan, Z no. 1279, 65: 102–11.
Some sources are tracked through the “CBETA Chinese Electronic Tripitaka
Collection” (CD-ROM) released by the Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA) in February 2006. Citations from the Zhonghua dazang
Schopenhauer between Fre - UQ eSpace
... In Schopenhauer's philosophy a model of the unconscious is
conceptualised, developed into an aesthetic theory and – among other
trajectories – set in relation to his appreciation of Indian religious thinking.
Despite the fact that Schopenhauer's ideas do not hold a place in the
current philo ...
Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra - REAL-d
... was one method to relate these teachings. Another method was the usage of two terms
Faxiangzong and Faxingzong. The term Faxiangzong was created by Fazang to denote the
Yogācāra teachings of Xuanzang, while Faxingzong was formulated by Chengguan to include
both Tathāgatagarbha and Madhyamaka teachin ...
Helen J. Baroni: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen
... Zen, they often tell me about their familiarity with Zen arts such as haiku poetry,
martial arts, or flower arranging. At the same time, many people also learn about
Buddhism by experiencing meditation. Yet despite the growing popularity of Zen
arts and practices, the ancient religious beliefs that ...
1 1. What are Jizo? Jizo are statues of Buddhist boddhisattvas. Many
... Jizo acting as a road marker from the middle ages, so there is no need to theorize on the syncretism
between this Jizo and Dosojin.
The six Jizo of Kyusho Temple in Horikawa-machi (erected between 1703 and 1708) were
erected on the way to where executions were carried out to calm the spirits of thos ...
The Seeker`s Glossary of Buddhism
... In the vast corpus of the Mahayana tradition, one text, the
Avatamsaka Sutra, stands supreme. Described by Dr. D. T. Suzuki
as the “epitome of Buddhist thought, Buddhist sentiment and
Buddhist experience”, the sutra recounts the story of the youth
Sudhana, the perennial seeker of the Way, who toward ...
A History of Mindfulness
... perspective on the Dhamma, and to bridge the gap between the Buddha’s
time and our own.
- CReaTE - Canterbury Christ Church University
... 2009:182). These are not the first or last people to have this opinion, and some scholars believe that
Buddhism could once again flourish in Thailand if its people were to abandon the practice and use
of such amuletic items, protective magic and superstitious ways (McDaniel, 2006:101). However,
Mindfulness in Schools
... pupils to learn that I, their teacher, also have homework to do: this dissertation, over 15 000
words of it, due in at the end of May. I explained to them what mindfulness was, how you could
see it through a Buddhist lens or a secular one and outlined the pros and cons of each
approach. Afterwards a ...
The Development of Kaji Kito in Nichiren Shu Buddhism
... Buddhism in these two countries, we will progress into the historical and religious reasons
behind the incorporation of Esoteric Buddhism in specifically Shingon and Tendai Buddhism by
looking briefly at the biography of the founders of the traditions: Kukai (774-835), who founded
Shingon and Saicho ...
AN INTIMATE DESTRUCTION
... Body in Surrealism and Georges Bataille, October 2008.
The dissertation addresses the influence of Tantric Buddhism on Surrealism and
the work of the French writer Georges Bataille. Specifically, it explores the approaches
of the two fields to the concepts of desire, death, and the separate self, an ...
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
... In pluralising a Pali or Sanskrit term, this work conforms to the presently popular usage in the field, adding the suffix ‘s’ to
the singular Pali or Sanskrit word. This is done for the sake of readability for readers who are not familiar with the complex
grammatical rules of Indian languages. Howev ...
Kosalan Philosophy dissertation - University of California, Berkeley
... the Suttanipāta in particular offers an atypical account of brāhmaṇas in Pāli texts. Concepts
and practices borrowed from Vedic tradition that have been studied by other scholars are
examined in light of the task to reformulate and enliven concepts implicit in critique. The
chapter suggests that the ...
Life in Samsara: Torment, Torture and Tolerance in Buddhist Hell
Hinduism and Buddhism, Volume 2
... The obscurest period in the history of Buddhism is that which follows the reign of Asoka, but the enquirer
cannot grope for long in these dark ages without stumbling upon the word Mahayana. This is the name given
to a movement which in its various phases may be regarded as a philosophical school, a ...
Geyi (""categorizing concepts"") originated as a 3rd-century Chinese Buddhist method for explaining lists of Sanskrit terms from the Buddhist canon with comparable lists from Chinese classics; but many 20th-century scholars of Buddhism misconstrued geyi ""matching concepts"" as a supposed method of translating Sanskrit technical terminology with Chinese Daoist vocabulary (such as rendering Śūnyatā ""emptiness"" with Wu 無 ""without""). This reputed geyi ""matching concepts"" or ""matching meanings"" definition is ubiquitous in modern reference works, including academic articles, textbooks on Buddhism, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and Web-based resources.Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, investigated geyi and found no historical evidence to support the translation hypothesis. Mair (2012:30) discovered that geyi was a ""highly ephemeral and not-very-successful attempt on the part of a small number of Chinese teachers to cope with the flood of numbered lists of categories, ideas and so forth (of which Indian thinkers were so much enamoured) that came to China in the wake of Buddhism."" Misunderstanding of geyi, which Mair calls ""pseudo-geyi,"" has distorted the History of Buddhism and History of Daoism; has misled countless students through ""erroneous definitions and specious accounts"" in otherwise generally reliable reference books; and perhaps worst of all, ""has spawned an entire industry of fake philosophizing about the intellectual history of China,"" particularly that of the Six Dynasties period (220-598). This kind of scholarship seems to be perpetuated in the latest publications on the topic (Thompson: 2015) which is apparently completely ignorant of Mair's study.