This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism * many illustrations * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices The best evidence that this book characterizes the spirit of Buddhism correctly can be found in the welcome it has received throughout the entire Buddhist world. It has even been officially introduced in Buddhist schools and temples of Japan and Ceylon. The eminent feature of the work is its grasp of the difficult subject and the clear enunciation of the doctrine of the most puzzling problem of ātman, as taught in Buddhism. So far as we have examined the question of ātman ourselves from the works of the Southern canon, the view taken by Dr. Paul Cams is accurate, and we venture to think that it is not opposed to the doctrine of Northern Buddhism. Contents: Buddhism Rejoice! Samsāra And Nirvāna. Truth The Saviour. Prince Siddhattha Becomes Buddha The Bodhisatta's Birth The Ties Of Life. The Three Woes. The Bodhisatta's Renunciation. King Bimbisāra. The Bodhisatta's Search. Uruvelā, The Place Of Mortification. Māra The Evil One. Enlightenment. The First Converts. Brahmās Request. The Foundation Of The Kingdom Of Righteousness. Upaka. The Sermon At Benares. The Sangha. Yasa, The Youth Of Benares. Kassapa. The Sermon At Rājagaha. The King's Gift. Sāriputta And Moggallāna. Anāthapindika. The Sermon On Charity. Jetavana. The Three Characteristics And The Uncreate. The Buddha's Father. Yasodharā. Rāhula. Consolidation Of The Buddha's Religion. Jīvaka, The Physician. The Buddha's Parents Attain Nirvāna. Women Admitted To The Sangha. The Bhikkhus' Conduct Toward Women. Visākhā. The Uposatha And Pātimokkha. The Schism. The Re-Establishment Of Concord. The Bhikkhus Rebuked. Devadatta. Name And Form. The Goal. Miracles Forbidden. The Vanity Of Worldliness. Secrecy And Publicity. The Annihilation Of Suffering. Avoiding The Ten Evils. The Preacher's Mission. The Teacher. The Dhammapada. The Two Brahmans. Guard The Six Quarters. Simha's Question Concerning Annihilation. All Existence Is Spiritual. Identity And Non-Identity. The Buddha Omnipresent. One Essence, One Law, One Aim. The Lesson Given To Rāhula. The Sermon On Abuse. The Buddha Replies To The Deva. Words Of Instruction. Amitābha. The Teacher Unknown. Parables And Stories. Parables. The Widow's Two Mites And The Parable Of The Three Merchants. The Man Born Blind. The Lost Son. The Giddy Fish. The Cruel Crane Outwitted. Four Kinds Of Merit. The Light Of The World. Luxurious Living. The Communication Of Bliss. The Listless Fool. Rescue In The Desert. The Sower. The Outcast. The Woman At The Well. The Peacemaker. The Hungry Dog. The Despot. Vāsavadattā. The Marriage-Feast In Jambūnada. A Party In Search Of A Thief. In The Realm Of Yamarāja. The Mustard Seed. Following The Master Over The Stream. The Sick Bhikkhu. The Patient Elephant. The Last Days. The Conditions Of Welfare. Sāriputta's Faith. Pātaliputta. The Mirror Of Truth. Ambapālī. The Buddha's Farewell Address. The Buddha Announces His Death. Chunda, The Smith. Metteyya. The Buddha's Final Entering Into Nirvāna. Conclusion. The Three Personalities Of The Buddha. The Purpose Of Being. The Praise Of All The Buddhas.
In the Buddha's Words
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. For easy reference, the book is arrayed in ten thematic sections ranging from "The Human Condition" to "Mastering the Mind" to "The Planes of Realization." Each section comes with introductions, notes, and essays to help beginners and experts alike draw greater meaning from the Buddha's words. The book also features a general introduction by the author that fully lays out how and why he has arranged the Buddha's teachings in this volume. This thoughtful compilation is a valuable resource for both teachers and those who want to read the Buddha on their own.
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids Soyen Shaku's lectures on Buddhism are a must-have-primer for all Western people interested in this Eastern religion. Contents: Translator's Preface The Sutra Of Forty-Two Chapters The God-Conception Of Buddhism Assertions And Denials Immortality Buddhist Faith. Buddhist Ethics What Is Buddhism? The Middle Way The Wheel Of The Good Law The Phenomenal And The Supraphenomenal Reply To A Christian Critic Ignorance And Enlightenment. Spiritual Enlightenment Practice Of Dhyana Kwannon Bosatz Buddhism And Oriental Culture The Story Of Deer Park The Story Of The Gem-Hunting The Sacrifice For A Stanza Buddhist View Of War At The Battle Of Nan-Shan Hill An Address Delivered At A Service Held In Memory Of Those Who Died In The Russo-Japanese War
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids This book has no pretension to be a thorough, systematic study of the subject. It is more or less a collection of studies the author has written from time to time in the course of his readings, especially of Meister Eckhart as representative of Christian mysticism. For Eckhart's thoughts come most closely to those of Zen and Shin. Zen and Shin superficially differ: one is known as Jiriki, the "self-power" school, while the other is Tariki, the "other-power" school. But there is something common to both, which will be felt by the reader. Eckhart, Zen, and Shin thus can be grouped together as belonging to the great school of mysticism. The underlying chain of relationship among the three may not be always obvious in the following pages. The author's hope, however, is that they are provocative enough to induce Western scholars to take up the subject for their study. Contents: Preface I. Meister Eckhart and Buddhism II.The Basis of Buddhist Philosophy III."A Little Point" and Satori IV. Living in the Light of Eternity Appendices V. Transmigration VI. Crucifixion and Enlightenment VII. Kono-mama ("I Am That I Am" ) VIII. Notes on "Namu-amida-butsu" IX. Rennyo's Letters X. From Saichi's Journals 1. Nyorai And Saichi 2. Oya-Sama 3. The Nembutsu 4. The Ki And The Hō 5. The Pure Land, This World And Hell 6. The Free Gift 7. The Heart-Searchings 8. Poverty 9. The Inner Life
A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides is Andrew Harvey's very personal introduction to Krishna's lessons on the immortality of the soul, Buddha's description of the fundamental role of mental conditioning in making us who we are, Jesus' portrayal of the Kingdom of God as a present fact about the world, and Ramakrishna's teachings on the truth of all religions. Enhanced with accessible translations of each guide's essential teachings and facing pages of guided commentary from experts, Harvey offers his own experiences of learning from their wisdom and gives you deeper insight into their message for today.
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids With the Buddhist faith there came the germ of the belief that the Gautama Buddha in his own grandeur bore witness to One Greater—the Amitabha or Amida Buddha—that One who in boundless Light abideth, life of the Universe, without colour, without form, the Lover of man, his Protector and Refuge. He may, He must be worshipped, for in Him are all the essential attributes of Deity, and He, the Saviour of mankind, has prepared a pure land of peace for his servants, beyond the storms of life and death. This belief eventually crystallised and became a dogma in the faith of the Pure Land, known in Japan as Jōdo Shinshu, a faith held by the majority of the Japanese people. It is a belief which has spread also in Eastern Siberia, many parts of China, Hawaii, and, in fact, where-ever the Japanese race has spread. And the man who stated this belief for all time was Shinran Shōnin, author of the Psalms here presented.
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices This book contains the essential Buddhist scriptures, as preserved by the Buddhists of Ceylon and Further India and which are in the Pali language, a language related to Sanskrit much as Italian is related to Latin; and for several centuries before and after Christ it was spoken in varying dialects over most of Northern India. Buddha, according to the Ceylon tradition, died 543 B.C., but it is generally agreed that this date is too early. The latest calculation by an Indian scholar, Mr. V. Gopala Aiyer, makes the date fifty-six years later, 487 B.C. Immediately after Buddha's death the first council is said to have been held at Rajagaha (now Rajgir in Behar on the borders of Bengal), where the Vinaya (discipline) and Dhamma (doctrine) were recited and fixed. The historical evidence for this council is much disputed, but it is extremely probable that some such collection was made about this time. Nothing was written down. It was preserved, as the Vedas had already been preserved for centuries, by memory. It is this very fact which strengthens the view that we possess a faithful picture of the preaching of Buddha, a preaching which extended over more than forty years. To determine to what extent the discourses have been worked up into other forms and added to, and especially how the rules of the Order have been gradually elaborated, is a work for future scholars. Contents: Introduction The Buddhist Scriptures Christian Parallels The Dream Of Queen Maya The Birth Of Gotama The Four Signs The Great Renunciation The Chain Of Causation The Beginning Of Buddha's Preaching The Ordination Of Yasa The Ten Commandments The Fire Discourse The Weaver's Daughter The Questions Of Malunkyaputta The Questions Of Uttiya The Questions Of Vacchagotta Birth-Story Of The Blessings Of The Commandments Birth-Story Of King Mahasilava Birth-Story Of The City With Four Gates The Pig-Faced Ghost The Jewel Discourse. A Spell Dhaniya The Herdsman Buddha's Visit To Chunda The Death Of Buddha The Non-Existence Of Individuality Non-Individuality And Moral Responsibility
Two and a half decades ago, Ascended Master Teachers Arten and Pursah appeared to Gary Renard and held a series of conversations with him that elaborated on the teachings of two spiritual classics, The Gospel of Thomas and A Course in Miracles. Gary immortalized what he learned in the books of his best-selling series: The Disappearance of the Universe, Your Immortal Reality, and Love Has Forgotten No One. This fourth book is a companion to the original trilogy, yet written to stand alone, an invitation for new readers into this fascinating work. This book explores six of the lifetimes in which the incarnations of Jesus and Buddha lived together, beginning in 700 B.C. when they were known as Saka and Hiroji. Arten and Pursah, through the spiritual lessons that Jesus and Buddha learn on their path, clarify the difference between duality and nonduality. When you are able to internalize these lessons, you will be saved countless years in your spiritual development.
The Secret Book of John
Author: Stevan L. Davies
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Tells the story of the devolution of God from perfect Oneness down to imprisonment in the material world. Original.
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids Lillie draws parallels between Eastern philosophy and mysticism and the story and teachings of Jesus Christ and his disciples, and claims that the latter was strongly influenced by the former. Contents: Introduction. Chapter I - S'iva. Chapter Ii - Baal Chapter Iii - Buddha Chapter Iv - "The Wisdom Of The Other Bank" Chapter V - King Asoka Chapter Vi - The Mahayana Chapter Vii - Avalokitishwara Chapter Viii - The Cave Temple And Its Mysteries Chapter Ix - Architecture Chapter X - The Essenes Chapter Xi - The Essene Jesus Chapter Xii - More Coincidences Chapter Xiii - Rites Chapter Xiv - Paulinism Chapter Xv - Transubstantiation Chapter Xvi - Ceylon Chapter Xvii - Alexandria Chapter Xviii - Ophis And The Serpents Chapter Xix - Descent Into Hell
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids Lloyds historical sketches of the evolution of Buddhism in Japan provide a wealth of knowledge. Contents: PREFACE CHAPTER I - Mahāyāna CHAPTER II - The Stage on which S’akyamuni made his Appearance CHAPTER III - The Buddha and his Greatest Disciple CHAPTER IV - The Pre-Christian Expansion of Buddhism CHAPTER V - Pusityamitra CHAPTER VI - The New Testament in Touch with the East CHAPTER VII - Alexandria and Antioch at the Time of Christ CHAPTER VIII - The Legend of St. Thomas CHAPTER IX - The Call from China CHAPTER X - Buddhism just before the Coming of Christianity CHAPTER XI - As’vaghosha CHAPTER XII - Nāgārjuna CHAPTER XIII - The Missionaries of the Han CHAPTER XIV - Dharmagupta CHAPTER XV - Manichæism CHAPTER XVI -China in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Centuries CHAPTER XVII - Buddhism reaches Japan CHAPTER XVIII - The Crown Prince Shōtoku Taishi CHAPTER XIX - Buddhism during the Nara Period from A.D. 621–782 CHAPTER XX - Heian Buddhism CHAPTER XXI - "Namudaishi" CHAPTER XXII - The Buddhism of the Gempei Period CHAPTER XXIII - The Buddhism of Kamakura CHAPTER XXIV - Nichiren and the Earlier Sects CHAPTER XXV - “Risshō Ankoku Ron” CHAPTER XXVI - The Mongols CHAPTER XXVII - The Buddhism of the Muromachi Age CHAPTER XXVIII - The Period of the Catholic Missions CHAPTER XXIX - The Buddhism of the Tokugawa Period CHAPTER XXX - Recapitulation
The Gospel of Thomas
Author: Stevan L. Davies, Andrew Harvey
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
This scripture, which dates from the time of the four canonical Gospels, was discovered with the trove of ancient manuscripts at Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in 1945, and has become a modern classic. It is a collection of the sayings of Jesus without the biographical narrative or miracle stories of the New Testament Gospels. Many scholars believe it to represent Jesus's teaching in its purest form. Stevan Davies' translation is accompanied by his extensive, highly readable annotation, which illuminates the text and the details of its historical context.
Author: Paul Carus