Download PDF by Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche: Light of Wisdom, Volume I: 1

By Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche

The gentle of knowledge Vol. I includes the basis terma ---hidden treasure textual content --- of Padmasambhava, The slow direction of the knowledge Essence and its observation the sunshine of knowledge through Jamgon Kongtrul the nice. Annotations at the observation getting into the trail of knowledge spoken by means of Jamyang Drakpa and recorded via Jokyab Rinpoche are incorporated in addition to clarifications from different masters.
quantity I offers in-depth reasons of the Vajrajana Buddhist standpoint. It starts off with the character of the floor, the buddha nature found in all beings, maintains with the lessons which are universal to all autos, and concludes with the Mahayana and the hyperlink to Vajrayana.

This essence of the causal and resultant vehicles,
Especially the center of the conclusion the 3 sections of the interior tantras,
Linking jointly the floor with the path,
Makes you abandon the transitority defilements besides their tendencies,
Realize fruition and fast accomplish the welfare of self and others,
In this manner it's in conformity with each one but exalted above them all.
-Padmasambhava
The root textual content of Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, a terma published via the good treasure- finder Chokgyur Lingpa, and its observation by means of Kongtrul Rinpoche, the nice translator in individual, shape jointly a whole scripture that embodies all of the tantras, statements and directions of the Nyingma institution of the early translations, that's so much infrequent to discover long ago, current, or destiny.
-Kyabje Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche

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Download e-book for kindle: Gott ist schön: Das ästhetische Erleben des Koran (German by Navid Kermani

By Navid Kermani

Religionen haben ihre Ästhetik. Sie sprechen in Mythen und Bildern, sie binden ihre Anhänger durch die Anziehung ihrer Formen, Klänge und Rituale und nicht zuletzt durch die Poesie ihrer Texte. Für den Koran, das Gründungsdokument des Islams, gilt dies in besonderer Weise, ist doch das größte und für viele Theologen einzige Bestätigungswunder Mohammeds die sprachliche Schönheit und Vollkommenheit seiner Verkündigung. Die musikalische Rezitation des göttlichen Wortes ist für gläubige Muslime eine ästhetische Grunderfahrung und Ausgangspunkt faszinierender Gedankenreisen, die im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches stehen. Navid Kermanis bahnbrechende Studie wurde bei Erscheinen weithin als Meisterwerk gerühmt und hat seither sowohl der Koranwissenschaft als auch der Religionsästhetik wichtige Impulse gegeben. Längst ist sie zu einem auch overseas vielzitierten Klassiker der Kulturwissenschaft avanciert. Der Autor hat für das Buch den Ernst-Bloch-Förderpreis 2000 erhalten.

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Download e-book for iPad: Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Chokyi Dragpa,Chokyi Nyima,Heidi I. Koppl

By Chokyi Dragpa,Chokyi Nyima,Heidi I. Koppl

a distinct presentation of the Buddhist course via Chökyi Dragpa, the major Gelug disciple of the famed nineteenth-century Tibetan grasp Patrul Rinpoche.

Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva's quotations and direct directions from discovered sages of the earlier make stronger each other, subtly penetrating the brain and getting ready it for meditation. This e-book, whereas absolutely obtainable to newbies, is mainly robust for critical, tested practitioners.

Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva was earlier released less than the title Uniting knowledge and Compassion.

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New PDF release: Mind at Ease: Self-Liberation through Mahamudra Meditation

By Traleg Kyabgon

"In this uniquely insightful evaluation and perform advisor, Traleg Kyabgon offers a radical creation to the Kagyu lineage's Mahamudra culture. The author's method is straightforward—he offers the Mahamudra teachings as a way of seeing issues in, as he says, "a optimistic and open mild. Even issues we'd usually regard as undesirable and bad might be interpreted in a extra uplifting means a result of expansiveness of the Mahamudra vision." Mahamudra—which potential "great seal" or "great symbol," pertaining to the emblem or mark of final fact, or emptiness—points to the genuine nature of brain in addition to the last word insubstantiality of all things.

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Get Balancing the Mind: A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Refining PDF

By B. Alan Wallace

for hundreds of years, Tibetan Buddhist contemplatives have without delay explored attention via conscientiously honed and rigorous innovations of meditation. B. Alan Wallace explains the equipment and stories of Tibetan practitioners and compares those with investigations of awareness through Western scientists and philosophers. Balancing the Mind features a translation of the vintage dialogue of equipment for constructing tremendously excessive levels of attentional balance and readability through fifteenth-century Tibetan contemplative Tsongkhapa.

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Get Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire PDF

By Rajyashree Pandey

Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair explores the probabilities and boundaries of phrases resembling "body," "woman," "gender," and "agency"—categories that emerged in the context of western philosophical, spiritual, and feminist debates—to research texts that pop out of altogether assorted temporal and cultural contexts. via shut textual readings of quite a lot of classical and medieval narratives, from famous works corresponding to the Tale of Genji to renowned Buddhist stories, Rajyashree Pandey bargains new methods of knowing such phrases in the context of medieval Buddhist wisdom.

Pandey means that "woman" in medieval jap narratives doesn't represent a self-evident and unique type, and that there's little in those works to point that the sexed physique used to be the one most crucial and overarching website of distinction among women and men. She argues that the physique in classical and medieval texts isn't really understood as anything constituted via flesh, blood, and bones, or as divorced from the brain, and that during the Tale of Genji it turns into intelligible now not as an anatomical entity yet relatively as anything apprehended via gowns and hair. Pandey provocatively claims that "woman" is a fluid and malleable type, person who usually services as a topos or figural website for staging debates now not approximately actual lifestyles ladies, yet really approximately fantasy, attachment, and enlightenment, problems with the maximum value to the Buddhist medieval world.

Pandey's booklet demanding situations a number of the assumptions that experience turn into general in educational writings on ladies and Buddhism in medieval Japan. She questions the validity of talking of Buddhism's misogyny, women's oppression, passivity, or proto-feminism, and issues to the anachronistic readings that consequence while essentially sleek questions and matters are transposed unreflexively onto medieval eastern texts. Taking a wide, interdisciplinary technique, and fascinating greatly with literature, spiritual experiences, and feminism, whereas paying shut awareness to medieval texts and genres, Pandey boldly throws down the gauntlet, difficult a number of the sacred cows of latest scholarship on medieval eastern ladies and Buddhism.

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Get Buddhism in the Modern World: Adaptations of an Ancient PDF

By Steven Heine,Charles S. Prebish

The historical past of Buddhism has been characterised by means of an ongoing stress among makes an attempt to maintain conventional beliefs and modes of perform and the necessity to adapt to altering cultural stipulations. Many advancements in Buddhist heritage, comparable to the infusion of esoteric rituals, the increase of devotionalism and lay hobbies, and the assimilation of warrior practices, replicate the effect of common social adjustments on conventional non secular constructions. even as, Buddhism has been capable of retain its doctrinal purity to a striking measure. This quantity explores how conventional Buddhist groups have spoke back to the demanding situations of modernity, equivalent to technological know-how and know-how, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays by way of top students, each one interpreting a specific conventional Buddhist university in its cultural context. The essays think of how the come across with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, useful, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist concept all through Asia. Taken jointly, those essays display the range and power of latest Buddhism and provide a wide-ranging examine the way in which Buddhism interacts with the fashionable world.

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Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society by Vesna A. Wallace PDF

By Vesna A. Wallace

Buddhism in Mongolian heritage, tradition, and Society explores the original components of Mongolian Buddhism whereas tough its stereotyped picture as an insignificant reproduction of Tibetan Buddhism. Vesna A. Wallace brings jointly an interdisciplinary team of best students to discover the interplay among the Mongolian indigenous tradition and Buddhism, the positive aspects that Buddhism obtained via its model to the Mongolian cultural sphere, and the methods Mongols have developed their Buddhist identification. The members discover the ways in which Buddhism retained designated Mongolian beneficial properties via Qing and Mongol help, and produce to gentle the ways that Mongolian Buddhists observed Buddhism as inseparable from "Mongolness." They exhibit that through being enormously supported by means of Mongol and Qing empires, suppressed via the communist governments, and experiencing revitalization facilitated by means of democratization and the demanding situations posed via modernity, Buddhism underwent a chain of ameliorations whereas maintaining detailed Mongolian features.

The ebook covers ancient occasions, social and political stipulations, and influential personages in Mongolian Buddhism from the 16th century to the current, and addresses the creative and literary expressions of Mongolian Buddhism and diverse Mongolian Buddhist practices and beliefs.

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Mit den Augen eines Buddha: Freundschaft mit sich selbst by Chögyam Trungpa,Jochen Lehner PDF

By Chögyam Trungpa,Jochen Lehner

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche battle die bahnbrechende Gestalt bei der Verbreitung des tibetischen Buddhismus im Westen. Sein Humor, seine Direktheit und sein tiefes Verständnis der westlichen Psyche waren seine Markenzeichen.
In diesem wichtigsten Werk zu Meditation und Achtsamkeit zeigt er eindrucksvoll, wie spirituelle Praxis zu einem klaren Geist und einen offenen Herzen führt. Seine unkonventionellen Unterweisungen und praktischen Anleitungen führen zu Wachheit und Selbstmitgefühl – die wahren Qualitäten von Meditation.

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