The Tibetan Dhammapada

The Tibetan Dhammapada
Title The Tibetan Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author Gareth Sparham
Publisher Wisdom Publications (MA)
Pages 248
Release 1983
Genre Philosophy

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The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada
Title The Dhammapada PDF eBook
Author Buddha
Publisher Vintage
Pages 105
Release 2011-12-20
Genre Religion
ISBN 0307950719

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Trembling and quivering is the mind, Difficult to guard and hard to restrain. The person of wisdom sets it straight, As a fletcher does an arrow. The Dhammapada introduced the actual utterances of the Buddha nearly twenty-five hundred years ago, when the master teacher emerged from his long silence to illuminate for his followers the substance of humankind’s deepest and most abiding concerns. The nature of the self, the value of relationships, the importance of moment-to-moment awareness, the destructiveness of anger, the suffering that attends attachment, the ambiguity of the earth’s beauty, the inevitability of aging, the certainty of death–these dilemmas preoccupy us today as they did centuries ago. No other spiritual texts speak about them more clearly and profoundly than does the Dhammapada. In this elegant new translation, Sanskrit scholar Glenn Wallis has exclusively referred to and quoted from the canonical suttas–the presumed earliest discourses of the Buddha–to bring us the heartwood of Buddhism, words as compelling today as when the Buddha first spoke them. On violence: All tremble before violence./ All fear death./ Having done the same yourself,/ you should neither harm nor kill. On ignorance: An uninstructed person/ ages like an ox,/ his bulk increases,/ his insight does not. On skillfulness: A person is not skilled/ just because he talks a lot./ Peaceful, friendly, secure–/ that one is called “skilled.” In 423 verses gathered by subject into chapters, the editor offers us a distillation of core Buddhist teachings that constitutes a prescription for enlightened living, even in the twenty-first century. He also includes a brilliantly informative guide to the verses–a chapter-by-chapter explication that greatly enhances our understanding of them. The text, at every turn, points to practical applications that lead to freedom from fear and suffering, toward the human state of spiritual virtuosity known as awakening. Glenn Wallis’s translation is an inspired successor to earlier versions of the suttas. Even those readers who are well acquainted with the Dhammapada will be enriched by this fresh encounter with a classic text.

Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism

Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism
Title Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism PDF eBook
Author Rebecca McClen Novick
Publisher Crossing Press
Pages 211
Release 2012-02-15
Genre Religion
ISBN 0307813975

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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.

Chos Kyi Tshigs Su Bcad Pa

Chos Kyi Tshigs Su Bcad Pa
Title Chos Kyi Tshigs Su Bcad Pa PDF eBook
Publisher Dharma Publishing
Pages 422
Release 1985
Genre Philosophy

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Four hundred verses on twenty-six topics offer an inspiring compendium of First Turning teachings shared by all schools of Buddhism. The nature of mind, self, desire, and ignorance, as well as the beauty of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha are succinctly expressed in memorable verses that have been quoted by Buddhist masters for centuries. Tibetan text on facing pages, word list, and glossary.

What the Buddha Taught

What the Buddha Taught
Title What the Buddha Taught PDF eBook
Author Walpola Rahula
Publisher Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Pages 310
Release 2007-12-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 0802198104

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“A terrific introduction to the Buddha’s teachings.” —Paul Blairon, California Literary Review This indispensable volume is a lucid and faithful account of the Buddha’s teachings. “For years,” says the Journal of the Buddhist Society, “the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked a simple and reliable introduction to the complexities of the subject. Dr. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the need as only could be done by one having a firm grasp of the vast material to be sifted. It is a model of what a book should be that is addressed first of all to ‘the educated and intelligent reader.’ Authoritative and clear, logical and sober, this study is as comprehensive as it is masterly.” This edition contains a selection of illustrative texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada (specially translated by the author), sixteen illustrations, and a bibliography, glossary, and index. “[Rahula’s] succinct, clear overview of Buddhist concepts has never been surpassed. It is the standard.” —Library Journal

The Buddha's "Way of Virtue"

The Buddha's
Title The Buddha's "Way of Virtue" PDF eBook
Author W. D. C. Wagiswara
Pages 120
Release 2017-08-29
ISBN 9780649446179

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Reasons and Lives in Buddhist Traditions

Reasons and Lives in Buddhist Traditions
Title Reasons and Lives in Buddhist Traditions PDF eBook
Author Dan Arnold
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 432
Release 2019-12-10
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1614295506

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The celebrated career of a venerated scholar inspires incisive new contributions to the field of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. Particularly known for his groundbreaking and influential work in Tibetan studies, Matthew Kapstein is a true polymath in Buddhist and Asian studies more generally; possessing unsurpassed knowledge of Tibetan culture and civilization, he is also deeply grounded in Sanskrit and Indology, and his highly accomplished work in these cultural and civilizational areas has exemplified a whole range of disciplinary perspectives. Reflecting something of the astonishing range of Matthew Kapstein’s work and interests, this collection of essays pays tribute to a luminary in the field by exemplifying some of the diverse work in Buddhist and Asian studies that has been impacted by his scholarship and teaching. Engaging matters as diverse as the legal foundations of Tibetan religious thought, the teaching careers of modern Chinese Buddhists, the history of Bhutan, and the hermeneutical insights of Vasubandhu, these essays by students and colleagues of Matthew Kapstein are offered as testament to a singular scholar and teacher whose wide-ranging work is unified by a rare intellectual selflessness.