Buddhism by Christmas Humphreys

By Christmas Humphreys

The historical past, improvement, and present-day educating of a few of the colleges of Buddhism, the religion-philosophy which has moulded the lifetime of a lot of the japanese world.
Contents
Preface 9
Introduction 11
1. The lifetime of the Buddha 25
2. The Ministry 34
3. the increase of the 2 faculties 45
4. The unfold of Buddhism 60
5. Theravada Buddhism I: the 3 symptoms of Being 78
6. Theravada Buddhism II: The 4 Noble Truths 90
7. Theravada Buddhism in poor health: Karma and Rebirth 97
8. Theravada Buddhism IV: The Noble Eightfold
Path 108
9. Theravada Buddhism V: The 4 Paths and the
Goal 119
10. The Sangha 132
11. a few Mahayana rules 143
12. The Bodhisattva excellent and the natural Land colleges 158
13. faculties of the Mahayana 167
14. Zen Buddhism 179
15. Tibetan Buddhism
16. The culmination of Buddhism
17. Buddhism To-day
Appendix I. The Buddhist Scriptures
Appendix II. Pansil
Glossary
General Bibliography
Index

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By Christmas Humphreys

The historical past, improvement, and present-day educating of a few of the colleges of Buddhism, the religion-philosophy which has moulded the lifetime of a lot of the japanese world.
Contents
Preface 9
Introduction 11
1. The lifetime of the Buddha 25
2. The Ministry 34
3. the increase of the 2 faculties 45
4. The unfold of Buddhism 60
5. Theravada Buddhism I: the 3 symptoms of Being 78
6. Theravada Buddhism II: The 4 Noble Truths 90
7. Theravada Buddhism in poor health: Karma and Rebirth 97
8. Theravada Buddhism IV: The Noble Eightfold
Path 108
9. Theravada Buddhism V: The 4 Paths and the
Goal 119
10. The Sangha 132
11. a few Mahayana rules 143
12. The Bodhisattva excellent and the natural Land colleges 158
13. faculties of the Mahayana 167
14. Zen Buddhism 179
15. Tibetan Buddhism
16. The culmination of Buddhism
17. Buddhism To-day
Appendix I. The Buddhist Scriptures
Appendix II. Pansil
Glossary
General Bibliography
Index

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Sariputta apparently took this to mean 'Whatsoever rising thing, that is a ceasing thing ', and there arose in is a him THE MINISTRY 37 'the Spotless Eye of the Dhamma', that is, the awakening of the higher consciousness which leads to Enlightenment. Such was the immediate effect on him that his friend Moggallana, on seeing him, knew at once that he had ' attained the Immortal ', and he too, being told the Dhamma in the same remarkable formula, attained arahantship. That these two men, later to become the chief disciples of the Tathagata, should achieve such attainment at second-hand, as it were, and by such a formula is difficult to accept utiless it be, as the esoteric tradition tells, that a number of men of high attain­ ment had earned the right to be on earth at the time of the Master's final incarnation, and were therefore 'ripe' for such an experience.

With the fires of lust, anger, and illusion, with these are they 'on fire, and so with the other senses and so with the mind. ' By this sermon, Kassapa and all hi� followers became disciples of the Tathagata. The First Retreat The Buddha then proceeded to Rajagaha, whither his fame had preceded him. King Bimbisara came to him with a host of citizens and asked to be taught the Dhamma, and on hearing · it he was converted. The Buddha accepted a meal at the pal­ ace and was given the park known as the Bamboo Grove for the use of the Order as a permanent retreat.

He conquered fear ; subdued all lusts of the flesh ; he developed and controlled his mind, but still he did not find Enlightenment. Finally he realized that not in austerities could truth be found. He decided to eat again, and the five ascetics living with him departed in disgust. He accepted a bowl of curds from a maid, Sugata, and having eaten and bathed, seated himself in the lotus posture at the foot of a tree, determined to achieve without more delay the full fruits of Enlightenment. It was the night of the Full Moon of May, and he was thirty-five.

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