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On understanding Buddhists

essays on the Theravāda tradition in Sri Lanka

by John Ross Carter

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka.
    • Subjects:
    • Theravāda Buddhism -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Buddhism -- Doctrines.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementJohn Ross Carter.
      SeriesSUNY series in Buddhist studies
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBQ360 .C38 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 252 p. ;
      Number of Pages252
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1709181M
      ISBN 100791414132, 0791414140
      LC Control Number92010830

      The Bardo Thodol (Tibetan: བར་དོ་ཐོས་གྲོལ, Wylie: bar do thos grol, "Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State"), commonly known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is a text from a larger corpus of teachings, the Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones, revealed by Karma Lingpa (–).   Quite honestly, I understood the most from Alan Watts’ talks on Zen. Second most effective way to understand Buddhism is to learn meditation at an actual Buddhist meditation retreat. You can get the hang of Vipassana or Zazen in just a few days, b.

      Buddhists do not believe that the Buddha is a god. They believe he was a human being who became enlightened, understanding life in the deepest way possible. The Buddha told people not to worship him, but to take responsibility for their own lives and actions. What does emptiness mean in modern Buddhism? The term is both more complex and more illusory than it may seem at first glance. Emptiness, or Sunyata, does not refer to.

      As we continued to read through the comments, it occurred to us that we should compile all the Buddhist books for beginners mentioned into a list, and that such a list, composed solely of personal accounts of life-altering realizations, could be quite special. We created that list in (read the original here), and asked readers to suggest. The Buddhist holy book is known as the Tipitaka. The Buddha’s teachings were preserved in the Pali Canon, which acts as an extensive analytical record written in Pali, the Buddha’s native dialect.


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