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Groundless Paths

Groundless Paths

Author: Karl Brunnholzl

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834829503

Category: Religion

Page: 904

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The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all the topics in the vast body of the prajñaparamita sutras. Resembling a zip-file, it comes to life only through its Indian and Tibetan commentaries. Together, these texts not only discuss the "hidden meaning" of the prajñaparamita sutras—the paths and bhumis of sravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and bodhisattvas—but also serve as contemplative manuals for the explicit topic of these sutras—emptiness—and how it is to be understood on the progressive levels of realization of bodhisattvas. Thus these texts describe what happens in the mind of a bodhisattva who meditates on emptiness, making it a living experience from the beginner's stage up through buddhahood. Groundless Paths contains the first in-depth study of the Abhisamayalamkara (the text studied most extensively in higher Tibetan Buddhist education) and its commentaries from the perspective of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. This study consists mainly of translations of Maitreya's famous text and two commentaries on it by Patrul Rinpoche. These are supplemented by three short texts on the paths and bhumis by the same author, as well as extensive excerpts from commentaries by six other Nyingma masters, including Mipham Rinpoche. Thus this book helps close a long-standing gap in the modern scholarship on the prajñaparamita sutras and the literature on paths and bhumis in mahayana Buddhism. Arya Maitreya's Ornament of Clear Realization, with its Indian and Tibetan commentaries, presents the complex dynamics of the path to liberation as a succession of realizations of the empty nature of all phenomena. This presentation is a powerful antidote to whatever two-dimensional views we might hold about spiritual experience and the journey to enlightenment.

Taking the Result as the Path

Taking the Result as the Path

Author: Cyrus Stearns

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861714438

Category: Philosophy

Page: 786

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Taking The Path with the Result, or Lamdre, is the most important tantric system of theory and meditation practice in the Sakya school. Yet its writings have never been published in any European language until now. This book contains 11 vital works from the tradition including the basic text by the great Indian adept Virupa. Here too are sacred writings from Jamyang Khyentse Wangchuk and an instruction manual by the Fifth Dalai Lama. This collection was personally approved by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya tradition.

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

Author: Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The twelve lessons forming this volume were originally issued in the shape of monthly lessons, known as 'The Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism,' during a period of twelve months beginning with October 1904, and ending September 1905. These lessons were intended as a continuation of, or sequel to 'The Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism' issued during the previous year.

The Foundational Standpoint of Madhyamika Philosophy

The Foundational Standpoint of Madhyamika Philosophy

Author: Gajin Nagao

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887069525

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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The Madhyamika philosophy of Nagarjuna articulates the basic Mahayana insights in two themes: the identity of emptiness-dependent co-arising, and the two truths. In The Foundational Standpoint of Madhyamika Philosophy, Gadjin M. Nagao, one of the foremost Buddhist scholars in the world, presents an in-depth interpretation of this foundational philosophy of Mahayana Buddhism. In this book, the author has culled data from Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Western sources, a rare feat which only a few scholars are capable of accomplishing. The translation is faithful, readable, and masterful.

Social Stratification

Social Stratification

Author: David B. Grusky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429963193

Category: Social Science

Page: 1196

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The book covers the research on economic inequality, including the social construction of racial categories, the uneven and stalled gender revolution, and the role of new educational forms and institutions in generating both equality and inequality.

ACRES OF DIAMONDS

ACRES OF DIAMONDS

Author: RUSSELL H. CONWELL

Publisher: PURE SNOW PUBLISHING

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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ACRES OF DIAMONDS BY RUSSELL H. CONWELL - This book is properly formatted for aesthetics and ease of reading. This book is great for teachers and students or for the casual reader. This book is the perfect addition to any classic literary library. At Pure Snow Publishing we have taken the time and care into formatting this book to make it the best possible reading experience. Key features of this book: - Easy-to-read font size: 12 pt. - Indented first lines, 1.25 Line Spacing and Justified Paragraphs - Custom Table of Contents and Design elements for each chapter Though Russell H. Conwell's Acres of Diamonds have been spread all over the United States, time and care have made them more valuable, and now that they have been reset in black and white by their discoverer, they are to be laid in the hands of a multitude for their enrichment. In the same case with these gems there is a fascinating story of the Master Jeweler's life-work which splendidly illustrates the ultimate unit of power by showing what one man can do in one day and what one life is worth to the world. Four Self-Mastery stories are included in this volume: - Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell - His Life And Achievements By Robert Shackleton - Fifty Years On The Lecture Platform By Russell H. Conwell - Within You Is The Power By Henry Thomas Hamblin We have made this book available in 3 reading formats: Original Paperback, Large Print Paperback and Ebook. Enjoy!

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Author: Henepola Gunaratana

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861715299

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 222

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Every meditation tradition explains that there are two aspects to any effective meditation practice: insight and concentration. In Mindfulness in Plain English, author Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, a monk from Sri Lanka and venerated teacher of Buddhism, offered basic instruction on the meaning of insight (or vipassana) meditation through concepts that could be applied to any tradition. In Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, he presents the levels of concentration with the same simplicity and humor that made the previous book so successful. The focus here is on the Jhanas, those meditative states of profound stillness and concentration in which the mind becomes fully immersed and absorbed in the chosen object of attention. Using the Jhanas to guide readers along the path to joy, happiness, equanimity, and one-pointedness, the author provides all of the instruction necessary to utilize meditation as a tool for building a more fulfilling life.