Buddha 6: Ananda

Buddha 6: Ananda
Title Buddha 6: Ananda PDF eBook
Author Osamu Tezuka
Publisher Vertical Comics
Total Pages 0
Release 2007-04-03
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 9781932234619

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In the sixth volume of manga visionary Osamu Tezuka's Buddha, the devil Mara possesses the bandit Ananda, half-brother of Devadatta, in an effort to eliminate the Buddha. A ruthless killer who is impervious to physical harm, Ananda will retain the devil's favor only if he spurns his love interest. When Ananda and his bandit buddy attack the Fire Shrine of the Brahmin brothers Kassapa, it is none other than the Awakened One who happens by. Buddha must confront his eternal enemy, Mara, before he can open the eyes of arrogant priests and hardened criminals.

Buddha, Volume 2: The Four Encounters

Buddha, Volume 2: The Four Encounters
Title Buddha, Volume 2: The Four Encounters PDF eBook
Author Osamu Tezuka
Publisher Vertical Inc
Total Pages 418
Release 2017-11-01
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 1945054972

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Osamu Tezuka's vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha's life and times. Tezuka evidences his profound grasp of the subject by contextualizing the Buddha's ideas; the emphasis is on movement, action, emotion, and conflict as the prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India, and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka's Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognizing the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one's life sensibly. Philosophical segments are threaded into interpersonal situations with ground-breaking visual dynamism by an artist who makes sure never to lose his readers' attention. Tezuka himself was a humanist rather than a Buddhist, and his magnum opus is not an attempt at propaganda. Hermann Hesse's novel or Bertolucci's film is comparable in this regard; in fact, Tezuka's approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humor.

Buddha: Volume 8: Jetavana

Buddha: Volume 8: Jetavana
Title Buddha: Volume 8: Jetavana PDF eBook
Author Osamu Tezuka
Publisher Vertical Inc
Total Pages 367
Release 2018-02-07
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 1947194038

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Osamu Tezuka's vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha's life and times. Tezuka evidences his profound grasp of the subject by contextualizing the Buddha's ideas; the emphasis is on movement, action, emotion, and conflict as the prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India, and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka's Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognizing the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one's life sensibly. Philosophical segments are threaded into interpersonal situations with ground-breaking visual dynamism by an artist who makes sure never to lose his readers' attention. Tezuka himself was a humanist rather than a Buddhist, and his magnum opus is not an attempt at propaganda. Hermann Hesse's novel or Bertolucci's film is comparable in this regard; in fact, Tezuka's approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humor.

Phoenix, Vol. 2

Phoenix, Vol. 2
Title Phoenix, Vol. 2 PDF eBook
Author Osamu Tezuka
Publisher VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages 0
Release 2004-12-14
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 9781591166085

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This 12-volume series addresses fundamental questions about existence. All are linked by the presence of the mythical bird, an immortal guardian of the universal life force. Each volume tells a separate, self-contained story and takes place in a different era. The plots go back and forth from the remote future to prehistoric times.

Black Jack, Volume 15

Black Jack, Volume 15
Title Black Jack, Volume 15 PDF eBook
Author Osamu Tezuka
Publisher Kodansha USA
Total Pages 302
Release 2015-06-10
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 1941220835

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Volume 15 contains fourteen of Black Jack's many worldly adventures... A Life to Live: Black Jack is called in to treat a young flower arrangement master. The talented artisan is suffering from acute porphyria which is impacting her digestive and nervous system. Given her current condition she cannot even stand to be in sunlight; as it often induces fainting spells, hallucinations and seizures. For an artist who focuses on light and life, to not be able to use sunlight to bring life to her art the ikebana master almost believes she has no life to lead. However with every new piece that she creates there is no doubt to her mentors that life itself is worth living. And if she survives she might have a life-changing decision to make about her career. A Star is Born: In a rare chapter where Black Jack does not perform an operation, the good doctor must treat a previous patient's heart and soul. Award-winning actress Igusa Suginami says she owes all her success to the treatment she received from BJ years ago. Since she had her operation she feels she has been blessed by a god of luck and is now ready to embark on the biggest performance of her life...She wants to confess her feelings to Dr. Black Jack. Sadly the doctor does not recognize Igusa the superstar. He says he treated Chika the young singing talent with ambitions of making it big with her skills. Their reunion does not appear to be destined as the next big romance; instead it might end up becoming a tragedy for the ages.

Light of Liberation

Light of Liberation
Title Light of Liberation PDF eBook
Author Elizabeth Cook
Publisher Dharma Publishing
Total Pages 492
Release 1992
Genre History
ISBN

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Selected articles introduce the Vajrayana through essays on the Nyingma lineage and 14 translations of short works by Nyingma masters. Ten articles by Tarthang Tulku relate the teacdhings to modern life.

Buddha 8: Jetavana

Buddha 8: Jetavana
Title Buddha 8: Jetavana PDF eBook
Author Osamu Tezuka
Publisher Vertical Inc
Total Pages 0
Release 2007-07-03
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 1932234632

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Osamu Tezuka's vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha's life and times. Tezuka evidences his profound grasp of the subject by contextualizing the Buddha's ideas; the emphasis is on movement, action, emotion, and conflict as the prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India, and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka's Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognizing the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one's life sensibly. Philosophical segments are threaded into interpersonal situations with ground-breaking visual dynamism by an artist who makes sure never to lose his readers' attention. Tezuka himself was a humanist rather than a Buddhist, and his magnum opus is not an attempt at propaganda. Hermann Hesse's novel or Bertolucci's film is comparable in this regard; in fact, Tezuka's approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humor.