Wiener Zeitschrift F R Die Kunde S Dasiens Und Archiv F R Indische Philosophie

ISBN: 9783700165668
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Contents include: G. Jan Meulenbeld, A Quest for Poison Trees in Indian Literature, Along with Notes on Some Plants and Animals of the Kautiliya Arthasastra; Eva Allinger, A Pala-Period Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Manuscript Distributed Between Five Collections; Philipp Maas, The Concepts of the Human Body and Disease in Classical Yoga and Ayurveda; Cristina Pecchia, Is the Buddha Like "a Man in the Street"? Dharmakirti's Answer; Ernst Steinkellner, Further Remarks on the Compound avinabhavaniyama in the Early Dharmakirti; Ernst Steinkellner, Miszellen zur erkenntnistheoretisch-logischen Schule des Buddhismus X: Corrigenda 2 et addenda to Dharmakirti's Pramanaviniscaya. Chapters 1 and 2. Critically Edited by Ernst Steinkellner. Beijing-Vienna 2007 Am Institut fur Sudasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde der Universitat Wien gearbeitete Dissertationen Anzeigen Anschriften der Autoren Hinweise fur Autoren / Information for Authors Publications of the De Nobili Research Library Asienkundliche Publikationen der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Author: Ernst Steinkellner
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Unbounded Wholeness

Author: Anne C. Klein
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195178500
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In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this scope has been translated into any Western language, and as such it is a significant addition to the study of Tibetan religion and Eastern thought. Klein and Rinpoche provide extensive introductory, explanatory and historical material that situates the text in the context of Tibetan thought and culture, thus making it accessible to nonspecialists, and an essential reference for scholars and practitioners alike.

Great Treatise On The Stages Of Mantra Sngags Rim Chen Mo

Author: Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa
Publisher: Amer Inst of Buddhist Studies
ISBN: 9781935011019
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Tsong Khapa's Great Treatise on the Stages of Mantra ( Sngags rim chen mo)--considered by the present Dalai Lama to be one of Tsong Khapa's two most im­portant books (along with his Lam rim chen mo)--is his masterful synthesis of the prin­ciples and practices of all four classes of Tantra, which formed the basis of his innovation in creat­ing the esoteric "Tantric College" institution and cur­ricu­lum in the early fifteenth century. With detailed reference to hundreds of works from the Tibetan Kangyur and Tengyur, the chapters presented and studied in this volume concern his treatment of the creation stage (bskyed rim) meditations of Unexcelled Yoga Tantra. This includes a detailed analysis emphasizing how and why such creation stage practices--uti­lizing deity yoga to transform death, the between, and life into the three bodies of buddhahood--are indispensible to creat­­ing a foundation for successfully enter­ing the culminal yogic practices of the perfection stage. (A subsequent volume will present the perfection stage chapters of this essential masterwork.) An important work for both scholars and practitioners, this annotated translation is sup­ple­men­ted with extensive support materials. A companion volume of the critically edited Tibetan text--annotated with the found quotes from Tengyur and Kangyur texts in Tibetan (and Sanskrit where available)--also will be published in a limited edition, and as an e-book. Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)


Author: Mark Siderits
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527381
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When we understand that something is a pot, is it because of one property that all pots share? This seems unlikely, but without this common essence, it is difficult to see how we could teach someone to use the word "pot" or to see something as a pot. The Buddhist apoha theory tries to resolve this dilemma, first, by rejecting properties such as "potness" and, then, by claiming that the element uniting all pots is their very difference from all non-pots. In other words, when we seek out a pot, we select an object that is not a non-pot, and we repeat this practice with all other items and expressions. Writing from the vantage points of history, philosophy, and cognitive science, the contributors to this volume clarify the nominalist apoha theory and explore the relationship between apoha and the scientific study of human cognition. They engage throughout in a lively debate over the theory's legitimacy. Classical Indian philosophers challenged the apoha theory's legitimacy, believing instead in the existence of enduring essences. Seeking to settle this controversy, essays explore whether apoha offers new and workable solutions to problems in the scientific study of human cognition. They show that the work of generations of Indian philosophers can add much toward the resolution of persistent conundrums in analytic philosophy and cognitive science.

Tantric Techniques

Author: Jeffrey Hopkins
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559399166
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Deity yoga is the meditative practice of imagining oneself as an ideal being, fully endowed with compassion, wisdom, and their resultant altruistic activities. The idea is that by imagining being a Buddha one gets closer to actually achieving Buddhahood. Tantric Techniques offers a complete system of Tantric meditation comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation and how to use negative emotions on the path.

Appearance And Reality

Author: Guy Newland
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398053
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When someone seeks to understand Buddhism, where should one start: With the elaboration on what it means to take refuge in the three jewels?