Category: Sacred Writings

The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1 by Choying Tobden Dorje, Ngawang Zangpo, Lama Tharchin

By Choying Tobden Dorje, Ngawang Zangpo, Lama Tharchin

Ngawang Zangpo (Translator)

In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a Buddhist yogi-scholar of japanese Tibet, accomplished a multivolume masterwork that strains the complete direction of the Nyingma culture of Tibetan Buddhism from commencing to finish. Written via a lay practitioner for laypeople, it used to be meant to be available, informative, inspirational, and exceptionally, functional. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, supply a accomplished and specific view of the Buddhist direction in line with the early translation tuition of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the titanic diversity of Buddhist teachings from the preliminary steps to the top esoteric teachings of serious perfection. Choying Tobden Dorje’s magnum opus looks in English right here for the 1st time.

In Foundations of the Buddhist course, which covers the 1st ten of the treatise’s twenty-five books, the writer surveys the scope of the total paintings after which starts with the subjects that set the cornerstones for all next Buddhist perform: what constitutes right religious apprenticeship, the best way to obtain the lessons, easy methods to make the easiest use of this lifestyles, and the way to inspire ourselves to generate attempt at the non secular direction. He then describes safe haven and the vows that outline the trail of person liberation sooner than turning to the bodhisattva’s way—buddha nature, tips on how to uplift the brain to ideally suited awakening, the bodhisattva’s education, and the attainments of the trails resulting in superb awakening.

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Zongmi on Chan by Jeffrery Lyle Broughton

By Jeffrery Lyle Broughton

Eastern Zen frequently means that textual studying (gakumon) in Buddhism and private adventure (taiken) in Zen are separate, however the profession and writings of the chinese language Tang dynasty Chan grasp Guifeng Zongmi (780-841) undermine this department. For the 1st time in English, Jeffrey Broughton provides an annotated translation of Zongmi's magnum opus, the Chan Prolegomenon, in addition to translations of his Chan Letter and Chan Notes.
The Chan Prolegomenon persuasively argues that Chan "axiom realizations" are similar to the lessons embedded in canonical be aware and that one that transmits Chan needs to use the sutras and treatises as a customary. jap Rinzai Zen has, because the Edo interval, marginalized the sutra-based Chan of the Chan Prolegomenon and its successor textual content, the brain replicate (Zongjinglu) of Yongming Yanshou (904-976). This booklet includes the 1st in-depth therapy in English of the missed brain reflect, positioning it as a restatement of Zongmi's paintings for a track dynasty audience.
The rules and types of the Chan Prolegomenon, frequently disseminated in East Asia in the course of the conduit of the brain reflect, have been hugely influential within the Chan traditions of music and Ming China, Korea from the overdue Koryo onward, and Kamakura-Muromachi Japan. furthermore, Tangut-language translations of Zongmi's Chan Prolegomenon and Chan Letter represent the very foundation of the Chan culture of the kingdom of Xixia. As Broughton exhibits, the sutra-based Chan of Zongmi and Yanshou was once even more normative within the East Asian global than formerly believed, and readers who search a deeper, extra whole realizing of the Chan culture will adventure a shocking reorientation during this book.
Jeffrey Broughton is professor of spiritual reviews at California kingdom college lengthy seashore and the writer of The Bodhidharma Anthology: The Earliest files of Zen.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Texts and Context (Studies of the by Charlotte Hempel

By Charlotte Hempel

Charlotte Hempel, Ph.D. (1995), collage of London, is a Senior Lecturer within the division of Theology and faith on the college of Birmingham. She has publised greatly at the lifeless Sea Scrolls together with The legislation of the Damascus rfile (Brill, 1998; repr. SBL, 2006).

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Elijah and the Rabbis: Story and Theology by Kristen Lindbeck

By Kristen Lindbeck

Via an leading edge synthesis of narrative critique, oral-formulaic examine, folkloric learn, and literary research, Kristen H. Lindbeck reads all of the Elijah narratives within the Babylonian Talmud and information the increase of a special, quasi-angelic determine who takes excitement in usual interplay. throughout the Talmudic interval of 50-500 C.E., Elijah constructed right into a recognizable personality rather assorted from the Elijah of the Bible. The Elijah of the Talmud dispenses knowledge, recommendation, and, just like the Elijah of Jewish folklore, is helping humans at once, in spite of fabric presents. Lindbeck highlights specific gains of the Elijah tales, letting them be grouped into conventional different types and regarded along Rabbinic literary motifs and non-Jewish traditions of overdue antiquity. She compares Elijah within the Babylonian Talmud to more than a few characters—angels, rabbis, wonder-workers, the angel of loss of life, Christian saints, or even the Greek god Hermes. She concludes with a survey of Elijah's various roles from medieval occasions to at the present time, throwing into terrific aid the advanced dating among historical Elijah traditions and later folktales and liturgy that exhibit Elijah bringing advantages and benefits, showing at circumcisions and Passover, and vacationing families after the Sabbath. (2/1/11)

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Kabbalah for Beginners by Rav Michael Laitman

By Rav Michael Laitman

This ebook solutions such key questions as 'Why are we here?' 'Why is there pain?' and 'How do we make lifestyles extra enjoyable?' The e-book describes the emergence of Kabbalah and its famous figures, the essence of the knowledge, and formerly hidden progressive Kabbalistic recommendations. finally, the e-book explains how we will be able to make lifestyles larger and extra relaxing.

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Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of by Vanessa Ochs

By Vanessa Ochs

Classes and rituals from the ladies of the Bible, connecting modern girls with their sacred tales during this brilliant assortment, Judaic pupil Vanessa Ochs brings the legends of the biblical matriarchs to new lifestyles. Intimate, general, and clever, the heroines in Sarah Laughed are published to be inspiring position types for ladies this day. From Eve's rebellious flavor of knowledge to the righteous anger of Job's spouse, every one woman's tale is retold in inventive prose and followed via real-life rituals so you might practice at domestic, gaining perception into: discovering internal knowledge conversing the real self Being an exceptional good friend protecting romantic partnerships elevating a kin Letting move of kids Feeling blessed with a existence good lived and masses extra

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Ezekiel and the Leaders of Israel by Dr Iain Duguid

By Dr Iain Duguid

This article explores the attitudes expressed within the e-book of Ezekiel in the direction of many of the assorted management teams inside of Judean society: the monarchy, the monks and Levites, the prophets, and the lay readership (including z qenim, sarim and different ruling classes). the writer advances the view that there's a coherent and attached perspective taken towards those management teams during the ebook: these singled out for the main reproach in Ezekiel's critique of the prior are marginalized in his plan for the long run, whereas those that break out blame are assigned positions of honour. it isn't easily a question of tinkering with the prestige of a unmarried team in society, yet particularly an intensive and entire restructuring, designed to prevent repetition of the sins of the previous.

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Buddhist Mahayana Texts by E.B. Cowell, F. Max Muller, J. Takakusu

By E.B. Cowell, F. Max Muller, J. Takakusu

This can be a subset of the Sacred Books of the East sequence together with translations of the entire most vital works of the seven non-Christian religions that have exercised a profound effect at the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The works were translated by means of prime specialists of their box.

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In Pursuit of Meaning: Collected Studies of Baruch A. Levine by Baruch Levine, Andrew Gross

By Baruch Levine, Andrew Gross

In a profession spanning nearly 5 many years, Baruch Levine s various guides replicate his wide-ranging pursuits and components of workmanship within the learn of the Hebrew Bible, the traditional close to East, and early Judaism. looking for which means brings jointly fifty-one of crucial articles that Professor Levine produced in the course of his years at Brandeis collage (1962 sixty nine) and ny collage (1969 2000, emeritus 2000 ). the 1st quantity, containing twenty-seven articles, specializes in the learn of faith within the biblical and old close to japanese worlds from a few views, starting from shut philological research of written assets to anthropological reports of old cultic practices. within the twenty-four articles of the second one quantity, Levine engages broader features of old close to japanese society, from felony associations of assorted forms to greater societal types of association. This latter quantity additionally comprises a few of his extra incisive lexicographical and philological contributions to the research of the Hebrew and Aramaic languages.

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