Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron

By Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron

Discover the typical floor underlying the varied expressions of the Buddha's teachings with of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.
Buddhism is practiced through hundreds and hundreds of thousands of individuals world wide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outdoor viewer, it'd be challenging to determine what all of them have in universal. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with readability the convergences and the divergences among the 2 significant traces of Buddhism—the Mahayana traditions of relevant and East Asia and the Theravada traditions of South and Southeast Asia. specially deep attention is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective therapy of such imperative tenets because the 4 noble truths the perform of meditation the that means of nirvana enlightenment. The authors search concord and bigger figuring out between Buddhist traditions around the globe, illuminating the wealthy advantages of respectful...

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By Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron

Discover the typical floor underlying the varied expressions of the Buddha's teachings with of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.
Buddhism is practiced through hundreds and hundreds of thousands of individuals world wide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outdoor viewer, it'd be challenging to determine what all of them have in universal. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with readability the convergences and the divergences among the 2 significant traces of Buddhism—the Mahayana traditions of relevant and East Asia and the Theravada traditions of South and Southeast Asia. specially deep attention is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective therapy of such imperative tenets because the 4 noble truths the perform of meditation the that means of nirvana enlightenment. The authors search concord and bigger figuring out between Buddhist traditions around the globe, illuminating the wealthy advantages of respectful...

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This “raison d’etre” (karanahetu) means that any one dharma*6is determined by all the other dharmas, since a dharma cannot exist save when its possibility has not been centralised by the reality of the others. The “raison d’etre” of a dharma must be first sought in the other dharmas and not in itself. Before its appearance no dharma is; and not being, it can in no way contain the reason for its future being. But this merely negative interpretation of the “raison d’etre” deserves a cursory criticism: its over-generalization deprives it of all significance.

Time, being and non-being. Once the principle according to which the origin of the dharmas depends on causes and conditions is established, it is possible to ask where these causes and conditions should be sought. Within the same dharma the origin of which we are trying to explain? Outside of it? at the same time within it and outside of it? neither within it nor outside of it? ”1 In order not to limit the scope of this proposition it is immediately added that at no time, in no place, can anything be born.

Space and the “destructions” do not need to be explained by conditions foreign to themselves. This independence makes them eternal, without this eternity implying substantiality. 50 Proceeding like “one EARLY BUDDHISM AND THE “ LITTLE VEHICLE” 37 who eliminates the wrinkles off a hide by scraping it,” the ascetic, without even the intuition of infinite space, without even the intuition of infinite con­ sciousness, without even the intuition of inexistence, without even the intuition of the limit of intuition, stripped of everything, shall have to attain this inviolable state of supreme vacuity which will enable him to “ realise the work” and free himself from the cycle of existences.

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