Download or Read eBook The Concept of the Buddha PDF written by Guang Xing and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha to be worshipped by all Mayahanists. Written in an accessible way, this work is an outstanding research text for students and scholars of Mayahana Buddhism and anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy.
Download or Read eBook Buddhist Concepts, Old and New PDF written by Buddhadasa P. Kirthisinghe and published by . This book was released on 1983 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook The Way of the Buddha PDF written by Herbert Baynes and published by Prabhat Prakashan. This book was released on 1906-01-01 with total page 133 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Part of the Wisdom of the East series, this short book covers the life of the Buddha and his teachings. Chapters include the birth and youth of Buddha, his first sermon, Indian Thought Before The Rise Of Buddhism, the Disciples and The Ideal Buddhist.
Download or Read eBook The Evolution of the Concept of the Buddha from Early Buddhism to the Formulation of the Trikāya Theory PDF written by Guang Xing and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 666 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Buddha's Principle of Relativity PDF written by Don G. Athukorala and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-12-01 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Buddhas Principle of Relativity (Mind - Body Stress) You will undoubtedly be bumping into the most philosophical of Buddhas teachings. The Principle of Relativity (Paticcasamuppada) was His first set of guidelines for freedom from suffering. Buddha found a cure for mental disorder and decided to pass on the therapy to others. He was far ahead of the times. The theory remained puzzling for the past 1500 years or even more. However, after years of study, I think I have an answer a scientific explanation. Eureka I have found it. Buddhas philosophy is scientific, analytical and stands to reason. It reveals that we are the architects of our own problems we created them. Find out how they can be destroyed. What is Paticcasamuppada (PS)? As I see it, Paticcasamuppada describes a biological process that takes place when a disturbance agitates a balanced state within the body. This doctrine specifically deals with an internal sensation (ignorance) causing the brain to generate effects, both mentally and physically. This process, however, applies to almost all instances in our daily life. Read it. You can see for yourself. Ven Buddhaghosa misjudged the significance of PS Visuddhimagga (The Path of Purification) is regarded among Theravada Buddhists as the authority and a classic textbook on the Buddhas teachings dealing on abstract psychological concepts. Ven Buddhaghosas interpretation of the PS is regarded as standard. It obscures the truth but nevertheless, it has been accepted for the last 1500 years, for in yet another commentary Sammohavinodani (Dispeller of Delusion) he describes PS as occurring in brief moments of time described as mind moments, but had nothing to say about it. Both commentaries are from the Tripitaka. Referring to this doctrine Ven Buddhaghosa says: it is inherently difficult to comment on PS as the ancients did (page 599 Visuddhimagga)). The truth, a being, rebirth linking, and Paticcasamuppada, are four things very hard to see and difficult to teach. I find no footing for support and seem to founder in a sea. Whoever learns alertly this PS, will go from excellence to excellence and when perfected, he will then escape beyond the vision of the King of Death Heres another confusing quote: (page 600) Buddhas teaching of PS is four fold (1) From the beginning to the end (2) From the middle, up to the end (3) From the end, or (4) From the middle, down and to the beginning And yet another; (page 671) Explaining his interpretation of PS on a lifetime to lifetime basis, he quotes: There is re-birth linking, which is consciousness There is descent into the womb, which is mentality materiality There is sensitivity which is sense base There is which is touched, which is contact There is what is felt, which is feeling This is a clear misconception of Buddhas most insightful teaching proclaimed by Him soon after Enlightenment related to mind moments, for workings of the mind are Buddhas area of specialty. Recent interpretations in his book by P.A. Payutto tilted Dependent Origination published by Buddhadhamma Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand and by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, also of Thailand, titled Dependent Origination shed doubts on to the validity of Ven Buddhaghosas interpretation, on a lifetime - to lifetime basis. They think that this may not be the case. So why continue?
'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means' - morally wholesome tricks devised for the purpose of enabling nirvana or enlightenment. Michael Pye's clear and engaging introductory guide investigates the meaning and context of skilful means in Mayahana Buddhist teachings, whilst tracing its early origins in ancient Japanese and Theravada thought. First published in 1978, and still the best explanation of the concept, it illuminates a core working philosophy essential for any complete understanding of Buddhism.
Download or Read eBook The Meaning of Life in Hinduism and Buddhism PDF written by Floyd H Ross and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Originally published in 1952. This volume, by discussing significant insights of Hinduism and Buddhism, answers the question "What is the meaning of life?" It illustrates the importance of Buddhist and Hindu teachings and their relevance to the West, as well as clarifying some of the religious and philosophical problems Western readers must grapple with.
Download or Read eBook Madhyamakakārikā PDF written by Fedor Ippolitovich Shcherbatskoĭ and published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ.. This book was released on 1989 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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The Conception of Buddhist Nirvana provides an English Translation of Nagarjuna`s chapters on Causality and Nirvana and Chandrakiriti`s comprehensive commentary on the Sanskrit Text and presents a rare exposition of the Madhyamaka Dialectic. The book is edited by Jaideva Singh with an exhaustive introduction, containing the historical background of the Madhyamaka philosophy, a lucid exposition of its merciless logic, an admirable presentation of its uncanny metaphysics and a systematic account of its soteriology and Buddhol;ogy. The editor has also provided and Analysis of Contents and has added those portions of the text and the Sanskrit commentary on the basis of which Stcherbatsky wrote out his book. This will enable the reader to make a comparative study of Stcherbatsky;s version with the Original Sanskrit.
Download or Read eBook Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge PDF written by K N Jayatilleke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-16 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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The author of this volume, an accomplished philologist, historian and philosopher, analyzes the relevant earlier and later texts and traces the epistemological foundations of Pali canonical thought from the Vedic period onwards. Originally published in 1963, it sheds new light on later developments and elucidates from the Indian point of view some of the basic problems of the conflict between metaphysics and logical and linguistic analysis.