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Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

  • Author: Dalai Lama,Thubten Chodron
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1614295557
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 440
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Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature takes up centrally important premises of Buddhism: the unsatisfactoriness (duhkha) of cyclic existence (samsara), the determination to be free of cyclic existence, and the mind as the basis for both the extreme duhkha of samsara and the bliss of nirvana. This volume shows us how to purify our minds and cultivate awakened qualities. Knowledge of buddha nature reveals and reconciles the paradox of how the mind can be the basis for both the extreme duhkha of samsara (the unpurified mind) and the bliss and fulfillment of nirvana (the purified mind). To illustrate this, Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature first takes readers through Buddhist thought on the self, the Four Noble Truths, and their sixteen attributes. Then, the Dalai Lama explains afflictions, their arising and antidotes, followed by an examination of karma and cyclic existence and, finally, a deep and thorough elucidation of buddha nature. This is the third volume in the Dalai Lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 1, Approaching the Buddhist Path, contained introductory material that sets the context for Buddhist practice. Volume 2, The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, describes the important teachings that help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice. Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature can be read as the logical next step in this series or enjoyed on its own.

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

  • Author: Dalai Lama,Thubten Chodron
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications
  • ISBN: 1614295360
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 440
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“The material in this volume is invaluable for those who sincerely wish to understand the Buddhist path and begin to follow it.” —Venerable Sangye Khadro, author of How to Meditate In this new book from the Dalai Lama, the reader will discover the mind’s infinitely vast potential, its buddha nature. Knowledge of buddha nature reveals and reconciles the paradox of how the mind can be the basis for both the duhkha of samsara (the unpurified mind) and the bliss and fulfillment of nirvana (the purified mind). To illustrate this, Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature first takes readers through Buddhist thought on the self, the four truths, and their sixteen attributes. It then explains afflictions—including how they arise and their antidotes—followed by an examination of karma and cyclic existence, and, finally, a deep and thorough elucidation of buddha nature. Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature shows us how to purify our minds and cultivate awakened qualities. This is the third volume in the Dalai Lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Volume 1, Approaching the Buddhist Path, contains introductory material that sets the context for Buddhist practice. Volume 2, The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, describes the important teachings that help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice. Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature can be read as the logical next step in this series or enjoyed on its own.

Impermanence is Buddha-nature

Impermanence is Buddha-nature

D?gen's Understanding of Temporality

  • Author: Joan Stambaugh
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824812577
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 146
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A presentation of an improved series of indicators to assess student learning, curriculum quality, teaching effectiveness, student behavior, and financial and leadership support for mathematics and science education. The 13th century Buddhist thinker has attracted increasing attention in the West, though the difficulty of his writings has presented a barrier. Through a dialogical approach between Dogen and Western philosophers (among them, Leibniz, Nietsche, Heidegger), Stambaugh (philosophy, Hunter College, CUNY) explicates Dogen's ideas on the relation of time to eternity and on the different experiences of time. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Buddha Nature

Buddha Nature

  • Author: Sallie B. King
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791404270
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 205
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This volume presents the first book-length study in English of the concept of Buddha nature as discussed in the Buddha Nature Treatise (Fo Xing Lun), attributed to Vasubandhu and translated into Chinese by Paramartha in the sixth century. The author provides a detailed discussion of one of the most important concepts in East Asian Buddhism, a topic little addressed in Western studies of Buddhism until now, and places the Buddha nature concept in the context of Buddhist intellectual history. King then carefully explains the traditional Buddhist language in the text, and embeds Buddha nature in a family of concepts and values which as a group are foundational to the development of the major indigenous schools of Chinese Buddhism. In addition, she refutes the accusations that the idea of Buddha nature introduces a crypto-Atman into Buddhist thought, and that it represents a form of monism akin to the Brahmanism of the Upanisads. In doing this, King defends Buddha nature in terms of purely Buddhist philosophical principles. Finally, the author engages the Buddha nature concept in dialogue with Western philosophy by asking what it teaches us about what a human being, or person, is.

Buddha Nature and Animality

Buddha Nature and Animality

  • Author: David Jones
  • Publisher: Jain Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0895818604
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 223
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Buddha Nature and Animality is about peaceful living. In discussions about the relation between humans and their animal relatives, a central theme is that Buddhism represents the most viable philosophical/religious alternative to the malaise surrounding us when we confront ecological problems. This recognition points to the notion of compassion. The author seeks beyond the limits imposed by discourses of ethics and assumes a more radical approach to seek the roots of the perspectives that allow the conceptual space for the problematic dialogues in the first place. Rather than viewing animals as distinct beings sharing our environs, the author attempts to give the animals soul back to spirituality.

The Buddha Nature

The Buddha Nature

A Study of the Tathāgatagarbha and Ālayavijñāna

  • Author: Brian Edward Brown
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • ISBN: 9788120806313
  • Category: Buddhism
  • Page: 316
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One of the fundamental tenets of Mahayana Buddhism animating and grounding the doctrine and discipline of its spiritual path, is the inherent potentiality of all animate beings to attain the supreme and perfect enlightenment of Buddhahood. This book examines the ontological presuppositions and the corresponding soteriological-epistemological principles that sustain and define such a theory. Within the field of Buddhist studies, such a work provides a comprehensive context in which to interpret the influence and major insights of the various Buddhist schools. Thus, the dynamics of the Buddha Nature, though non-thematic and implicit, is at the heart of Zen praxis, while it is a significant articulation in Kegon, Tendai, and Shingon thought. More specifically, the book seeks to establish a coherent metaphysics of absolute suchness (Tathata), synthesizing the variant traditions of the Tathagata-embryo (Tathagatagarbha) and the Storehouse Consciousness (Alayavijnana).The books` contribution to the broader field of the History of Religions rests in its presentation and analysis of the Buddhist Enlightenment as the salvific-transformational moment in which Tathata `awakens` to itself, comes to perfect slef-realization as the Absolute suchness of reality, in and through phenomenal human consciousness. The book is an interpretation of the Buddhist Path as the spontaneous self-emergence of `embryonic` absolute knowledge as it comes to free itself from the concealments of adventitious defilements, and possess itself in fully self-explicitated self-consciousness as the `Highest Truth` and unconditional nature of all existence; it does so only in the form of omniscient wisdom.

The Uttara Tantra, a Treatise on Buddha Nature

The Uttara Tantra, a Treatise on Buddha Nature

A Commentary on the Uttara Tantra Ṣāstra of Asaṅga

  • Author: Rinpoche Thrangu,Asaṅga,Ken Holmes
  • Publisher: South Asia Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 200
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Commentary on Buddhist canonical text ascribed to Asaçnga.

Japan Studies Review

Japan Studies Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Japan
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Luminous Heart

Luminous Heart

The Third Karmapa on Consciousness, Wisdom, and Buddha Nature

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781559393188
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 484
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The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339), propounded a unique synthesis of Yogachara, Madhyamaka, and the classical teachings on buddha nature. His work occupies an important position between its Indian predecessers and the later, often highly charged, debates in Tibet about rangtong (self-emptiness) and shentong (other-emptiness). The Third Karmapa is widely renowned as one of the major proponents of the Tibetan shentong tradition. This book contains a collection of some of his main writings on buddha nature; the transition of ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom; and the characteristics of buddhahood. Though relying strictly on classical Indian sources, the Karmapa's texts are not mere scholarly documents. Their topics and styles bear great significance for practicing the sutrayana and the vajrayana as understood in the Kagyu tradition to the present day, making what is described in these texts a living experience.