The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen by Stephan Schuhmacher, Gert Woerner

By Stephan Schuhmacher, Gert Woerner

This dictionary comprises over 1,500 entries; a worthy consultant to the pronunciation of Sanskrit, chinese language, eastern, and Tibetan phrases; a five-page chart of the most important Ch'an/Zen lineages (from the Buddha as a rule during the eleventh century, plus a couple of later figures like Dogen and Hakuin); and an in depth bibliography of fundamental and secondary assets on Buddhism.

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the main whole compact reference paintings of its variety on hand within the English language. it truly is designed not just for college students and meditators but in addition as a took to assist familiarize all readers with Buddhist phrases and concepts—such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra—that are encountered with expanding regularity within the literature of quite a lot of fields at the present time. The lives and teachings of significant philosophers and meditation

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By Stephan Schuhmacher, Gert Woerner

This dictionary comprises over 1,500 entries; a worthy consultant to the pronunciation of Sanskrit, chinese language, eastern, and Tibetan phrases; a five-page chart of the most important Ch'an/Zen lineages (from the Buddha as a rule during the eleventh century, plus a couple of later figures like Dogen and Hakuin); and an in depth bibliography of fundamental and secondary assets on Buddhism.

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the main whole compact reference paintings of its variety on hand within the English language. it truly is designed not just for college students and meditators but in addition as a took to assist familiarize all readers with Buddhist phrases and concepts—such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra—that are encountered with expanding regularity within the literature of quite a lot of fields at the present time. The lives and teachings of significant philosophers and meditation

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Not to realize It is to wander in the Sangsāra…. ‘Not knowing the Foundation, beings aforetime erred. They were overwhelmed by the darkness of unconsciousness, whence sprang ignorance and error. Immersed in error and obscured by ignorance, the “knower” became bewildered and afraid. Then arose the concepts “I” and “Others”, together with hatred. When these had grown strong, there was born an unbroken current of sangsāric evolution. Then the “five poisons” of the obscuring passions, lust, anger, selfishness, delusion, and jealousy, flourished, and there was produced an interminable chain of evil karma.

The Superiority of the Prajñā-Pāramitā II. The Three Kinds of Prajñā III. The Personal Ego IV. The Existence or Non-Existence of Atoms INDEX DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS I. MODERN GURUS (I) The late Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup, as he appeared in the year 1919, when he was the Head Master of the State School, near Gangtok, Sikkim. In the following year he was appointed Lecturer in Tibetan to the University of Calcutta. (2) The late Srimat Kuladānanda Brahmachāry, of the Jatiababaji Math, Puri. He was one of the most beloved gurus of the Madhwāchārya Order, and had many disciples, one of whom is kneeling at his side in reverent obeisance.

In the gcod practice, the meditator imagines his or her consciousness in the form of the goddess Vajrayoginī, abiding in the central channel. She exits from the aperture at the crown of the head, at which point the meditator’s body is imagined to collapse. Vajrayoginī cuts off the crown of the skull of the prostrate body, which is immediately transformed into a huge cauldron, into which the body is thrown. The boiling of the body produces an elixir that is offered to all the buddhas, bodhisattvas, and to all sentient beings and spirits, both benevolent and malevolent.

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