Ironies of Oneness and Difference: Coherence in Early Chinese Thought; Prolegomena to the Study of Li (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

By Brook Ziporyn

Supplying a bracing enlargement of horizons, this e-book monitors the unsuspected variety of human pondering at the most elementary different types of expertise. the way early chinese language thinkers approached innovations resembling one and lots of, sameness and distinction, self and different, and inner and exterior stand in stark distinction to the way in which parallel recommendations entrenched in a lot of recent considering built in Greek and ecu suggestion. Brook Ziporyn lines the specified and astounding philosophical trips present in the works of the formative Confucian and Daoist thinkers again to a triumphing set of assumptions that has a tendency to work out questions of id, worth, and knowledge—the subject material of ontology, ethics, and epistemology in different traditions—as all eventually when it comes to questions on coherence in a single shape or one other. Mere information of the way many alternative methods humans can imagine and feature considered those different types is itself a video game changer for our personal attitudes towards what's thinkable for us. the particular inhabitation and mastery of those substitute modes of pondering is a good higher event in highbrow and experiential growth.

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The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra

By Thomas Cleary

Identified in chinese language as Hua-yen and in jap as Kegon-kyo, the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower decoration Scripture, is held within the optimum regard and studied by means of Buddhists of all traditions. via its constitution and symbolism, in addition to via its concisely acknowledged rules, it conveys an unlimited variety of Buddhist teachings.

This one-volume variation comprises Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra, besides an advent, a word list, and Cleary's translation of Li Tongxuan's seventh-century advisor to the ultimate publication, the Gandavyuha, "Entry into the area of Reality."

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Zen 24/7: All Zen, All the Time

Enlightenment is nearby -- 24 hours an afternoon, 7 days a week.

If you are trying to find revelation and contentment, glance no additional than a handshake, a cup of espresso -- even your laundry pile. the main mundane info of lifestyles include zen's profound truths, if you are of the brain to seem for them.

By awakening to and embracing the zen on your existence, you are going to hear, watch, consume, paintings, chortle, sleep, and breathe your solution to fact -- each second of each day.

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Nothingness in Asian Philosophy

Quite a few the most important and nonetheless so much correct principles approximately nothingness or vacancy have received profound philosophical prominence within the background and improvement of a couple of South and East Asian traditions—including in Buddhism, Daoism, Neo-Confucianism, Hinduism, Korean philosophy, and the japanese Kyoto university. those traditions proportion the perception that during order to provide an explanation for either the nice mysteries and mundane evidence approximately our event, rules of "nothingness" needs to play a prime role.

This selection of essays brings jointly the paintings of twenty of the world’s favorite students of Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist, Neo-Confucian, eastern and Korean inspiration to light up attention-grabbing philosophical conceptualizations of "nothingness" in either classical and glossy Asian traditions. the original assortment bargains new paintings from finished students and gives a coherent, panoramic view of the main major ways in which "nothingness" performs an important roles in Asian philosophy. It contains either conventional and modern formulations, occasionally placing Asian traditions into discussion with each other and infrequently with classical and glossy Western suggestion. the result's a ebook of sizeable price for college students and researchers in Asian and comparative philosophy.

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Contes des vies antérieures du Bouddha

By Anonymous

L. a. culture bouddhique de langue palie a conservé une assortment de plus de cinq cents contes, les Jatakas, qui relatent les vies passées du Bouddha, comme animal, comme dieu et comme homme. Ceux qui ont été traduits pour l. a. première fois dans ce recueil mettent en scène le thème crucial des dix « perfections », qualités que le futur Bouddha a dû cultiver avant de pouvoir atteindre l’éveil par los angeles méditation : l. a. générosité, le renoncement, l. a. sagesse, los angeles endurance, etc.Vivants, parfois drôles et pleins de rebondissements, ces contes de sagesse rapportent les paroles et les actes souvent héroïques du futur Bouddha et sont considérés en Asie du Sud-Est comme les classiques de l’éthique bouddhiste. Nul doute que le présent ouvrage fera référence ici aussi. Kim Vu Dinh Il a déjà traduit au Seuil Trois enseignements sur los angeles méditation Vipassana de S.N. Goenka (« issues Sagesses », 2009).

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The Ceasing of Notions: An Early Zen Text from the Dunhuang Caves with Selected Comments

One of the writings from the Dunhuang Caves, found within the mid-twentieth Century, are the Zen identical of the lifeless Sea Scrolls--ancient texts unknown for hundreds of years. The Ceasing of Notions is one such textual content. It takes a special shape: a discussion among imaginary figures, a grasp and his disciple, within which the disciple tenaciously pursues the master's pity utterances with follow-up questions that propel the discussion towards ever extra profound insights. And those questions end up to be the reader's personal. Soko Morinaga brings alive this compact and wonderful textual content together with his personal vibrant commentary.

This quantity additionally features a beneficiant choice from Morinaga's acclaimed autobiography, Novice to grasp: An Ongoing Lesson within the quantity of my very own Stupidity.

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When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Pema Chödrön unearths the large capability for happiness, knowledge and braveness even within the so much painful circumstances.

Pema Chödrön teaches that there's a basic chance for happiness correct inside of our achieve, but we frequently leave out it – mockingly, whereas we're stuck up in try to get away discomfort and suffering.

This available advisor to compassionate dwelling exhibits us how we will be able to use painful feelings to domesticate knowledge, compassion and braveness, methods of communique that result in openness and actual intimacy with others, practices for reversing our destructive ordinary styles, equipment for operating with chaotic events and how one can domesticate compassionate, full of life social action

Recently profiled in Oprah’s O journal, Pema Chödrön is a non secular instructor for a person – whether or not they have a non secular direction or no longer. Her heartfelt recommendation and knowledge (developed in her twenty years of perform as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in addition to her years formerly as a standard ‘housewife and mother’) provide her a large attraction. this recommendation moves simply the fitting be aware, delivering us convenience and difficult us to dwell deeply and give a contribution to making a extra loving world.

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Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals 1969-1982 (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

By Peter Matthiessen

In August 1968, naturalist-explorer Peter Matthiessen lower back from Africa to his domestic in Sagaponack, new york, to discover 3 Zen masters in his driveway—guests of his spouse, a brand new scholar of Zen. 13 years later, Matthiessen was once ordained a Buddhist monk. Written within the related structure as his best-selling The Snow Leopard, Nine-Headed Dragon River unearths Matthiessen's such a lot bold event of all: the hunt for his religious roots.

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An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (Introduction to Religion)

By Peter Harvey

During this new version of the best-selling advent to Buddhism, Peter Harvey offers a finished advent to the advance of the Buddhist culture in either Asia and the West. greatly revised and completely up-to-date, this new version attracts on fresh scholarship within the box, exploring the tensions and continuities among the various types of Buddhism. Harvey opinions and corrects a few universal misconceptions and mistranslations, and discusses key innovations that experience frequently been over-simplified and over-generalised. the amount contains specified references to scriptures and secondary literature, an up to date bibliography, and a piece on net assets. keyword phrases are given in Pali and Sanskrit, and Tibetan phrases are transliterated within the most simply pronounceable shape, making this can be a really available account. this can be an awesome coursebook for college students of faith, Asian philosophy and Asian reports, and can be an invaluable reference for readers in need of an summary of Buddhism and its ideals.

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No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life

By Thich Nhat Hanh

"[Thich Nhat Hanh] indicates us the relationship among own, internal peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Nominated via Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is considered one of today’s major assets of knowledge, peace, compassion and comfort.

With hard-won knowledge and clean perception, Thich Nhat Hanh confronts an issue that has been pondered through Buddhist priests and nuns for twenty-five-hundred years— and a question that has been reflected by means of virtually someone who has ever lived: what's loss of life?

In No dying, No Fear, the acclaimed instructor and poet examines our strategies of demise, worry, and the very nature of life. via Zen parables, guided meditations, and private tales, he explodes conventional myths of the way we are living and die. Thich Nhat Hanh exhibits us how to stay a lifestyles unfettered by way of worry.

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