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The Light of Asia
The Light of Asia
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : General Press
  • By : Sir Edwin Arnold
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2014
  • Pages : 160
  • Weight : 150 g.
  • Size : 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • ISBN-10: 938091492X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9380914923
DESCRIPTION:

In this poetic masterpiece, Sir Edwin Arnold describes the life and teachings of Buddha. The man who was to become known as Buddha to the world was born as Prince Gautama of India but he rejected the worldly riches and abandoned the reigns of power when he embarked on a journey to discover the meaning of life. This poem reveals Buddhas life from the Buddhist perspective but you dont have to be a Buddhist to appreciate this poetic work. As you read about Buddha's journey you will embark on your own course of discovery.

First published in 1879, the book has become a classic and has been published in many editions and many languages. Not only is it deeply philosophical in nature, but because of its poetic form and its narrative of the dramatic incidents in Siddhartha's life, it is delightful and absorbing reading.

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Siddhartha
Siddhartha
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : General Press
  • By : Hermann Hesse
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2015
  • Pages : 164
  • Weight : 200 g.
  • Size : 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • ISBN-10: 9380914148
  • ISBN-13: 978-9380914145
DESCRIPTION:
Siddhartha' is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and eventually wisdom. This is the story of Siddhartha as told by Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in his most influential work.

About the Author:

Hermann Hesse (b. 1877) was a German-born Swiss poet and author, best known for writing the novels 'Steppenwolf', 'Siddhartha', and 'The Glass Bead Game'. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His themes focus on man's struggle to break away from the rigid structures of civilization and follow his essential and inner spirit. For this, Hesse became a literary cult figure.
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Meeting the Great Bliss Queen
Meeting the Great Bliss Queen
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Anne Carolyn Klein
  • Cover : Hardocer
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2009
  • Pages : 307
  • Weight : 550 gm.
  • Size : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120834046
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120834040
DESCRIPTION:
Despite the daunting barriers of geography and language that separate them, Buddhism and contemporary feminism have much to say to each other. Buddhist practices such as mindfulness (in which calm centering and keen awareness of change coexist) and compassion (in which the self is recognized as both powerful in itself and interdependently connected with all others) can be important resources for contemporary women, while feminism can expand the traditional horizons of Buddhist concerns to include social, historical and psychological issues. The image and ritual of the Great Bliss Queen, an important Buddhist figure of enlightenment from the unifying theme of the book, modeling the practices and theory that can assist each of us being at one with ourselves and fully engaged with others.
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The Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet
The Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Eva M. Dargyay
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1998
  • Pages : 279
  • Weight : 500 gm.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.00 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120815777
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120815773
DESCRIPTION:
In most Asian countries esoteric buddhism (Tantrayana) declined in the past, while the Tibetans alone preserved the full richness of tantric traditions to our times. Thus this study is based on several Tibetan sources never presented in any modern language-some of them were translated, some were given as a summary.
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Esoteric Buddhism
Esoteric Buddhism
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
  • By : A.P. Sinnett
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2008
  • Pages : 212
  • Weight : 450 gm.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8170595436
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170595434
DESCRIPTION:
This book was published in 1883 and probably constituted the earliest sketch of esoteric teachings given in plain language. 'Karma' and 'Reincarnation' and other such terms, almost unknown in the west, thereafter came to be used in literary and theological circles

The author candidly acknowledges that it was the 'favour' (of the Adepts) rather than 'effort' on his part that helped the writing of the book. He received teachings from great Spiritual Teachers or Mahatmas through Madame Blavatsky.

The book gives occult details concerning the Universe and its planets, going beyond the material world.

Along with The Occult World, which preceded, and The Growth of the Soul, which followed it, the present book is a study as envisaged in the Third Object of the Theosophical Society, 'To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man'.

The title is somewhat misleading as the book does not refer directly to the teachings given by the Buddha.
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The Buddhist Catechism
The Buddhist Catechism
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
  • By : Henry Steel Olcott
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2007
  • Pages : 116
  • Weight : 180 gm.
  • Size : 6 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8170590272
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170590279
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Kundalini: Path to Higher Consciousness
Kundalini: Path to Higher Consciousness
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
  • By : Gopi Krishna
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1993
  • Pages : 203
  • Weight : 180 gm
  • Size : 7 x 4.8 x 0.4 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8122201504
  • ISBN-13: 978-8122201505
DESCRIPTION:
'Kundalini represents the cosmic vital energy lying dormant in the human body, coiled around the base of the spine, like a serpent, asleep... When roused, Kundalini rises through the sushumna, the hairline duct rising through the spinal cord, like a streak of lightning carrying with her the vital energy of the body, to join her divine spouse Shiva in the last or seventh center in the brain'. The book, Kundalini, is an xtraordinary autobiographical account of what happens in the body and mind when Kundalini gets aroused. It describes the dangers and difficulties of the spiritual path and the intense pressure it can exert on the physical body. The practice involves classic poses, breath, coordination of breath and movement, meditation.

About the Author

Gopi Krishna was born into a family of Kathak dancers. His maternal grandfather Pandit Sukhdev Maharaj was a teacher of Kathak and his aunt Sitara Devi was a Kathak dancer who has performed around the world. When he was 11 years old, Gopi Krishna began training under his grandfather. He also learned from Shambhu Maharaj. In addition to Kathak, Gopi Krishna learned Bharatanatyam from Mahalingam Pillai and Govind Raj Pillai.[1] Despite suffering from chronic asthma he continued to expand his dance repertoire,[2] receiving the title of "Nataraj" (King of Dancers) at the All Bengal Music Conference at the age of 15.[1] In 1952, 17 year old Gopi Krishna became one of the youngest choreographers in Hindi film history when he was hired to choreograph dances for Madhubala in Saqi.[2] In 1955, he appeared in his first film Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje. In the film he played Girdhar, a talented young dancer whose love for his partner jeopardizes his dancing career. The film was
successful and helped to revitalize public interest in classical dance.[1] He also choreographed many films like Grahasti (1963), Dastaan, Mehbooba, Umrao Jaan, Naache Mayuri (1986) and The Perfect Murder.[3] During the 1960s and 70s, he toured India's border posts, entertaining soldiers with Sunil Dutt's Ajanta Arts Cultural
Troupe.[2] Gopi Krishna later established the Nateshwar Bhavan dance academy and the Nateshwar Nritya Kala Mandir.[2] In 1975 the Indian government awarded him India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri. He set a world record for the longest continuous Kathak dance at 9 hours and 20 minutes
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Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Full Circle Publishing
  • By : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1997
  • Pages : 599
  • Weight : 600 gm
  • Size : 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.4 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8121606756
  • ISBN-13: 978-8121606752
DESCRIPTION:
About The Book

Old path white clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat hand in his inimitable beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old path white clouds is a classic of religious literature.
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Siksa Samuccaya: A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine
Siksa Samuccaya: A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Santideva
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2000
  • Pages : 328
  • Weight : 450 gm
  • Size : 8 x 10 x 1.8 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120816331
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120816336
DESCRIPTION:
The book is a compendium of Buddhist Doctrine preserved in the schools of the Great Vehicle - Mahayana. It presents the code of righteous conduct for the enlightenment of the aspirant. It embodies instructions for the accumulation of six perfections , viz. Liberality, Morality, Patience, Manliness, Meditation and Widsom. The translation is authentic and authoritative. The book is interesting and instructive. There is also an alphabetical index of quoted works and a general index.
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A Buddha's Babble by Ramesh S. Balsekar
A Buddha's Babble by Ramesh S. Balsekar
Specification:
  • Publisher : Zen Publications
  • By : Ramesh S. Balsekar
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2006
  • Pages : 199
  • Weight : 300 gm.
  • Size : 8 x 5.5 x 8 inches
  • ISBN-13: 978-8188071319
  • ASIN: 8188071315

 

Description:

“A Buddha’s Babble is a true gem. And yet, ironically, it remains Ramesh Balsekar’s most underrated book. There is such deep wisdom hidden between the easy writing and the subtle humour of these pages...”
Every ‘yoii’ are not THAT. THAT is every ‘you’.
THAT will always be there without ‘you’, but ‘you’ cannot be there without THAT.
Unless this is very clearly understood, every seeker will want to be ‘one with THAT and will, therefore, be frustrated. What is to be very clearly understood is that every individual entity is connected to THAT Source. And the highest understanding is that every human being, in his daily living, must continuously remain connected to THAT Source and never be disconnected from it.
The individual entity - the Ego - gets disconnected from the Source whenever he considers himself or the ‘other’ as the doer of some action, and blames and condemns him for some action. The connection finally ends when the body dies and the Ego no longer exists as a separate entity.
In A Buddha’s Babble, Ramesh Balsekar uses pithy writing, telling parables and large doses of humour to get this point across. Such is the magic of his writing that no reader can remain untouched by its inherent wisdom.

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    Where the Buddha Walked: A Companion to Buddhist Places in India
    Where the Buddha Walked: A Companion to Buddhist Places in India
    Specification:
    • Publisher : Indica Books
    • By : Rana P.B. Singh
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Edition : 2003
    • Pages : 303
    • Weight : 550 g.
    • Size : 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10 : 8186569367
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569368
    • Product Code : BK14273


    Description:

    This book is the first attempt to describe all the fifteen places with which the Buddha had direct association. Narration of each of these places accounts the mythology, legend, Jataka tales, cultural history, archaeology, field studies and general information. The book is illustrated with 55 photographs and 55 maps and figures, and also contains a description of the main link stations like Varanasi, Allahabad and Gorakhpur. Nearby sites for excursion are also described in the context.
    The sequence of the fifteen Buddhist places follows the life cycle and the journeys performed by the Buddha as narrated in the Jatakas and the Tripitaka. Accordingly, the Buddha was born (563 bce) in the garden of Lumbini (1), passed his first 29 years (563-533 bce) in the royal palaces of Kapilavastu (2) and, after abandoning his home and family he ultimately reached Bodh-Gaya (3), where he achieved enlightenment at the age of 35 (528 bce). He did arduous austerities in Gaya (4), then he proceeded to give his first preaching at Sarnath (5) in 529 bce. After this important event, known as “the turning of the wheel of Dharma”, he returned to Bodh-Gaya. After visiting Rajagriha and Nalanda, he very frequently visited Shravasti (6), where he stayed during 24 rainy seasons, performing miracles and gaving sermons. During the 6th (522 bce) and 9th years (519 bce) after enlightenment he stayed at Kaushambi (7). While returning to Bodh-Gaya, to fulfil his promise to King Bimbisara (c. 543-491 bce) he paid a visit to Rajagriha (8) together with a thousand monks of his new order, and gave sermons there. On the request of his two chief disciples Sariputta and Moggallana, the Buddha visited Nalanda (9) several times. Thereafter, the Lord proceeded to Vaishali (10), the capital city of the Lichchhavis, where he gave his last detailed sermons and re-interpreted several of his teachings. Before his final march he stopped at the bank of the Ganga River in Patna (11), in a place called today as Gautama Ghat. While making his final march he stayed a couple of nights at Kesariya (12), followed by his final arrival at Kushinagar (13) where he passed away at the age of eighty (c. 483 bce). In the same year he descended from heaven at Sankisa (14) and gave his final preaching there. Mathura (15) was also visited by the Buddha occasionally, and later developed as the major centre of the Buddhist art and sculpture in the Maurya period.

    About the Author

    The author, Rana P.B. Singh is Professor of Cultural Geography at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and Founding President of the Society of Heritage Planning and Environmental Health, and also of the Society of Pilgrimage Studies. He has been involved in studying, performing and promoting pilgrimages and eco-tourism for the last two decades as a consultant, project director, collaborator, pilgrimage organiser and a wanderer.


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      Hevajra Tantram
      Hevajra Tantram
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Indica Books
      • By : Kashinath Nyaupane
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Edition : October 1, 2012
      • Pages : 112
      • Weight : 120 gm.
      • Size : 6.9 x 4.7 x 0.3 inches
      • Language : English
      • ISBN-13 : 978-8186117118
        ISBN-10 : 8186117113
      • Product Code : BK14200
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      Heart of Wisdom
      Heart of Wisdom
      Description:

      An understanding of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, lies at the heart of Buddhist view and practice. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha's teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality. In this explanation of the Sutra, Geshe Kelsang reveals its explicit and implicit meanings, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that lead to full enlightenment. He also explains how an initial understanding of emptiness can be used in conjunction with the Sutra to overcome both internal and external obstacles to our happiness.

      About the Author
      Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our contemporary life. He has also founded over 300 Centres throughout the world for the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

      Review
      'An excellent book... for the serious student of Buddhism a better book would be hard to come across'. - The Middle Way 'Geshe Kelsang's introduction is both excellent and comprehensive'. - North American Board for East West Dialogue --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK11579
      • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition : January 1, 2006
      • Pages : 198
      • Weight : 300 gm.
      • Size : 0.5 x 5.6 x 8.7 inches
      • Cover : paperback
      • Auther : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
      • Language : English
      • ISBN: 8120817281, 978-8120817289
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      Practical Buddhism
      Practical Buddhism
      Description:

      Practical Buddhism is a collection of insights and tales about practicing dharma in everyday life. These humorous accounts of the mundane successes and failures of the author and his friends offer practical guidance for anyone wishing to align their daily lives with Buddhist values and ideas. Stories about answering the door, quarreling dogs, coping with city traffic, living with cellphones, greeting others, etc. employ wit and irony to demonstrate that really effective progress in improving one s character is often made in mundane ways. The anecdotes and reflections that the author shares in this book is straight from his own life. Of course, each of us has grown up in different circumstances and encounters different situations in our lives, but no matter what culture or historical era we're from, our human minds function in very similar ways. Each of us wants to be happy and avoid suffering although different people, possessions, and places may bring us happiness or suffering. Despite this desire for happiness not misery, we lack the knowledge of what the causes for each are. In fact, we often find that the words we said or deeds we did with the conviction that they would bring us joy resulted in the opposite. The moment we get the gorgeous new car we've craved, we've entered "car hell" for the car will surely break down at the most inopportune times. The repairs will cost more than we like and may not completely fix the problem. Alongside "car hell" are situated "computer hell," "iPod and Blackberry hell," "relationship hell," and on and on. We keep looking outside of ourselves for someone or something that will bring us the satisfaction and joy we seek, yet these continually elude us. And to the contrary, the difficulties we shun find us anyway.

      About the Author
      Kenneth Liberman is Professor Emeritus at the University Oregon. He is the author of Dialectical Practice in Tibetan Philosophical Culture (Rowman & Littlefield), Husserl's Criticism of Reason (Lexington Books) and More Studies in Ethnomethodology (SUNY Press). He presently divides his time among Sera Jey Monastic University in Bylakuppe, India, where he serves as the Phd Proctor/Professor, and research assignments as the Hans Christian Anderson Visiting Professor at Suddansk Universitet in Denmark and University Research Fellow at the Universita di Trento in Italy.

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK11575
      • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition : June 11, 2016
      • Pages : 256
      • Weight : 400 gm.
      • Size : 8.8 x 6 x 0.8 inches
      • Cover : Hardcover 
      • Auther : Kenneth Liberman
      • Language : English
      • ISBN: 8120810252, 978-8120810259
      $31.50 $35
      Vijnapti-Matrata-Siddhi : 3 Vol. Set
      Vijnapti-Matrata-Siddhi : 3 Vol. Set
      Description:

      The Cheng weishi lun (=CWSL; T.1585), purporting to be a composite commentary on Vasubandhu's Trimsika Vijnaptimatratasiddhi, is a translation-compilation by Xuanzang (600-664 CE). with the assistance of his pupil Kuiji (632-682 CE). Xuanzang's main mission in this endeavour appears to be twofold: (i) the establishment and elucidation of the thesis of vijnaptimatra, and this predominantly on the basis of Dharmapala-Silabhadra's expositions; (ii) the harmonization of the earlier yogacara doctrinal interpretations, and in so doing also the definitive establishment of the superiority of the Mahayana bodhisattva ideal. The CWSL may be said to be one of the most precious gems in the whole of the Chinese Tripitaka. In the preface to his Shuji, Kuiji eulogizes the CWSL thus: This treatise purifies true cognition. Its expositions include the provisional as well as the ultimate teachings, going far beyond the early teachings of the historical Buddha. Its doctrines penetrate into the subtlest. They catch hold of the Prajnaparamita tenets and ride on their colourful brilliance. The treatise summarizes the essential teachings of the sutras, seeking out their hidden teachings and assimilating their purposes. It further incorporates the best of all the sastras, gathering up the most wonderful. The CWSL is a compilation containing the ten individual commentaries on Vasubandhu's Trimsika by 1. Dharmapala; 2. Gunamati; 3. Sthiramati; 4. Bandhusri; 5. Nanda; 6. Suddhacandra; 7. Citrabhanu; 8. Visesamitra; 9. Jinaputra and 10. Jnanacandra which are herewith collected together and translated in detail in a single text.

      About the Author
      XUANZANG (600 664) is one of the most illustrious figures in the history of scholastic Chinese Buddhism. In the Cheng weishi lun, completed in 659, Xuanzang presents Vasubandhu s Tri?sika in the context of its Indian commentaries and on the background of Yogacara works such as the Yogacarabhumi, Dasabhumi and bhidharmasamuccaya. Xuanzang had brought these and many other texts back to China in 645 after studying in India for fifteen years. He subsequently translated seventy-five works, making him the most productive of all Chinese translators from the Sanskrit, and by completing what Bodhiruci/Ratnamati and Paramartha had started out, he was the first to make the Yogacara systematically available in China. VASUBANDHU (ca. 350 430 A.D.) was born in Puru?apura in Gandhara and is, next to his half-brother Asa?ga (ca. 330 405 A.D.), the most famous personage of the Yogacara school. He originally belonged to the Sravakayana school of the Sarvastivadins and had already made a name for himself through the composition of numerous treatises when he was won over to the Mahayana by Asanga, sometime in his forties. Vasubandhu counts as the great systematizer of Buddhism and is one of the six great ornaments six great commentators of the Buddha s teaching.

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK11573
      • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition : January 1, 2018
      • Pages : 1926
      • Weight : 3.700 kg.
      • Size : 10.6 x 7 x 4.7 inches
      • Cover : Hardcover 
      • Auther : Louis De La Vallee Poussin (Author), Gelong Lodro Sangpo (Author), Gelongma Migme Chodron (Author), Alexander 
      • Leonhard Mayer (Author)
      • Language : English
      • ISBN: 8120840674, 978-8120840676
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      Isvarapratyabhijna-Vimarsini (3 Vols. Set)
      Isvarapratyabhijna-Vimarsini (3 Vols. Set)
      Description:

      Commentary and supercommentary, with text, on åIâsvarapratyabhijänåa, classical verse work, expounding the Trika philosophy in Kashmir Sivaism, by Utpala, fl. 900-950.

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK11567
      • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition : January 1, 1986
      • Pages : xcvii + 1047p. (Set) 
      • Weight : 1.800 kg.
      • Size : 8.7 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
      • Cover : Hardcover 
      • Auther : K. A. Subramania Iyer (Author), K. C. Pandey (Author), R. C. Dwivedi (Author)
      • Language : English
      • ISBN: 8120800192, 978-8120800199
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      The Central Conception of Buddhism
      The Central Conception of Buddhism
      Description:

      This short treatise explains in detail the principle of Radical Pluralism which asserts that the elements alone are realities while every combination of them is a mere name covering a plurality of separate elements. The principle has been elucidated by its contrast with Arambhavada which maintains the reality of the whole as well as of the elements and with Parinama-vada which ascribes absolute reality to the whole. The work is divided into sixteen sections dealing with Skandhas, Ayatanas, Dhatus, Elements of mind, Pratityasamutpada, Karma, Impermanence in Sankhya-Yoga, Theory of Cognition, Pre-Buddhaic Buddhism etc. It has two appendices dealing with the views of Vasubandhu on the fundamental principles of Sarvastivada and the classification of all elements of existence according to the Sarvastivadins. The two indices appended to the work record proper names and Sanskrit terms occurring in the work.

      About the Author
      Th. Stcherbatsky (1866-1942) was one of the pioneering scholars of Buddhist Studies whoe wrote, edited and translated several works.

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK11566
      • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition : January 1, 2005
      • Pages : 112
      • Weight : 200 gm.
      • Size : 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Auther : Th Stcherbatsky
      • Language : English
      • ISBN: 8120805127, 978-8120805125
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      Buddhist Thought and Ritual
      Buddhist Thought and Ritual
      Description:

      Buddhist thought and ritual will appeal to anyone interested in acquiring an authentic grasp of Buddhism as it lives and functions in today's world. The wide spectrum of Buddhist practice is represented here by the men and women who contributed to this volume. The focus on thought and ritual captures the organic interrelationship of these religious components and moves away from the compartmentalization characteristic of much religious scholarship. The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana and others, not as free floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism.
       
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      The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana and others, not as free-floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism.

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      • Product Code: BK11559
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   January 1, 2001
      • Pages  :   199
      • Weight   :   300 gm.
      • Size   :   8.4 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
      • Cover   :   Paperback
      • Auther :   David J. Kalupahana
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN: 8120817737, 978-8120817739
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      Vajrasamadhi-Sutra: Wonhyo's Exposition
      Vajrasamadhi-Sutra: Wonhyo's Exposition
      Description:

      Wonhyo (617-686 A.D.) was the dominant figure in the history of Korean Buddhism and one of the most influential thinkers in the Korean philosophical traditio. He was also a prolific writer, whose works cover the gamut of Indian and Sinitic Buddhist materials. Wonhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamadhi-Sutra is one the finest examples of a scriptural commentary ever written in the East Asian Buddhist tradition. The Exposition is the longest of Wonhyo's extant works and is widely regarded as his masterpiece. His commentary is especially important for understanding the crucial role that the notion of the inherence of enlightenment played in the development of East Asian Buddhist thought and the ways in which this notion influenced Buddhist meditative practice. This book is one of the first attempts to translate the complete text of an indigenous East Asian Buddhist sutra commentary into English. The translator has deliberately chosen to err on the side of literalness in order to convey the substance and flavor of the text. In order to help guide the reader through the labyrinth of interlocking sections that make up Wonhyo's Exposition, he has superimposed an outline schem over his translation of Wonhyo's text.

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      • Product Code: BK11559
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   January 1, 2011
      • Pages  :   424
      • Weight   :   680 gm.
      • Size   :   8.6 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
      • Cover   :   Hardcover
      • Auther :   Robert E. Buswell Jr.
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN: 812083500X, 978-8120835009
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      Love and Sympathy in Theravada Buddhism
      Love and Sympathy in Theravada Buddhism
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      Love and Sympathy in Theravada Buddhism discusses the context and contents of the Theravada teachings on love, sympathy, and the collective meditative set of four sublime attitudes (brahmavihara) universal love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. The presentation is based upon the first four of the five collections of Buddha's discourses, a stylistically homogeneous compilation of the earliest strata of Theravada scripture compiled before 350 B.C. After discussing the Pali material relevant to these topics in the first five chapters of this work, the author includes a detailed examination and critique of their position in Chapter Six. His concern is with the motives to social action as well as the psychological and soteriological import of the Theravada teachings on love, sympathy, and the sublime attitudes. Only through seeing these facets can the unique vision of Theravada Buddhism be appreciated.

      Specification:

      • Product Code: BK11559
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   January 1, 2008
      • Pages  :   128
      • Weight   :   220 gm.
      • Size   :   8.4 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
      • Cover   :   Paperback
      • Auther :   Harvey B. Aronson
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN: 8120814037, 978-8120814035
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      The Symbolism of the Stupa
      The Symbolism of the Stupa
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      In his preface to The Symbolism of the Stupa Prof. Craig Reynolds writes ''The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throughout South Southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no use and has a basic simplicity. In this state of the art' study Adrian Snodrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. The monument concretizes metaphysical principles and generates multivalent meanings in ways that can be articulated with literary texts and other architectural forms.'' This study analyses a pattern of interrelated meanings generated by the form of the stupa. It does so by reference to myth, to ritual and to doctrine, viewing the architectural form from within the conceptual framework of the tradition to which it belongs. This approach involves questions of aim and methodology. A deeper understanding of a symbol is gained by studying the grid or net formed by its symbolic homologies.The pattern of meaning that emerges from the juxtaposition of cognate symbols does not exhaust the significance of the symbol, which is ultimately beyond worlds, but it reinforces its intimations, indicating a logical cohesion and integrity which in itself is an intimation of the all-pervasiveness of Principle. It is precisely this pattern of inter-reflection or symbols that this study attempts to delineate. By bringing together cognate symbols in apposition, it attempts to mark out the field of symbolic interactions which the stupa generates.

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      • Product Code: BK11558
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   February 1, 2007
      • Pages  :   470
      • Weight   :   910 gm.
      • Size   :   7.8 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
      • Cover   :   Hardcover
      • Auther :   Vaman Shivram Apte
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN: 8120812050, 978-8120812055
      $51
      Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry - The Diamond Healing
      Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry - The Diamond Healing
      Description:

      Tibetan medicine is a confluent trinity of the Indic, Hellenic and Sinic traditions of medicine wherein the spatial tangents have met and harmonized. The Diamond Healing illuminates the living order of Tibetan wisdom to bring a universal frame of reference to replace the broken image of mechanical notions of the 19th century.

      The book will usher in a new understanding of Indo-Tibetan medicine. It summons its intrepid readers to explore further shores of this
      transcendent system, which is a holistic approach viewing the individual as a healthy being in body and mind while disease indicates a disturbance of this homeostasis. Tibetan medicine treats the individual as a whole in which the physical and trans-physical faculties combat the disequilibrium of his total being. Contemporary science has gone a long way to establish that the universe is non-material, matter is energy, space is real and processes are as valid as facts, and that the principle of complementa-rity validates the subjective content of human experience.

      Tibetan medicine is a unique and holistic system of healing. It has been continuously practiced for over a thousand years, but has still to take its place in the history of medicine as we know it in the West.

      This volume presents for the first time a comprehensive introduction to the arcane Tibetan art of healing. The author has provided a well-documented, original and detailed study of Tibetan psychiatry, the world`s oldest system of medical psychiatry. Translated here--for the first time in English--are three fascinating chapters about mental illness from the rGyud-bzhi, the ancient and most important Tibetan medical work. Reproductions of the rare Tibetan texts are also included. Supplementing these translations are extensive explanations of Tibetan psychiatric theory and treatment drawn from the author`s research and interviews with Tibetan refugee doctors in India and Nepal. Great care has been taken to identify over 90 pharmacological substances used in Tibetan psychiatric medicines, and these are listed in an appendix along with their English and Latin
      botanical names.

      Deeply researched and clearly written, this work will be of interest to both scholars and general readers in the fields of Buddhist studies, holistic healing, Oriental medicine, transpersonal psychology, ethnopsychiatry and medical anthropology.

      Review:

       "Based on the holistic Buddhist concept of mind-body, Tibetan medicine is a system of psycho-cosmo-physical healing whose philosophy and healing techniques have much to offer towards the world-wide campaign against disease." TENZIN CHOEDHAR, Personal Physician to H.H. The Dalai Lama

      "...a well organized and exceptionally clear introduction to this complex and seemingly esoteric healing system. The book lays special emphasis on the Tibetan medical approach to mental illness-a form of illness for which it has proven particularly successful..."-Yoga Journal

      "...the most comprehensive summary of this tradition yet to appear in the English language... an intelligent, balanced, thorough synthesis of information..." - ReVision Magazine

      "...intriguing book...Ms. Clifford's thoroughly researched, well-written account would strengthen any library." - Venture Inward

      "...an authoritative work on one branch of Ayurvedic medicine." - American Health

      "...an important introduction to a rapidly disappearing Eastern medical tradition." - Choice

      "...serves to fill a long-felt lacuna in the literature of Asian medicine." - The Johns Hopkins University Pres Bulletin

      "This volume presents for the first time a comprehensive introduction to the arcane Tibetan art of healing." - American Journal of Acupuncture

      "A very useful book for health practitioners, psychologists and psychiatrists." - International Journal of Humanities & Peace, 1991

      "This work presents a clear introduction of this seemingly complex and esoteric system of health." - The Beacon, Nov.-Dec. 1990

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK8364
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   April 30, 2003
      • Pages  :   288
      • Weight   :   450 kg.
      • Size   :   8.5" x 5.7" x 1" inches
      • Auther :   Terry Clifford
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN: 8120812050, 978-8120812055
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      Pali-English Dictionary
      Pali-English Dictionary
      Description:

      As the Pali Text Society began issuing editons and translations of the Pali Canon and Commentaries in quick succession, Rhys Davids conceived the idea of the compilation of an exhaustive dictionary of Pali, based on the voluminous basic material that was being brought to light. the work took more than twenty years of devoted labour but before his death in 1922, Rhys Davids had the satisfaction of seeing its first volume published. In four volumes issued over 1921-25 the Dictionary contains every Pali word with its sanskrit root identified and meanings given in English.

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK11557
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   May 19, 2015
      • Pages  :   748
      • Weight   :   2.360 kg.
      • Size   :   9.2 x 2 x 11.8 inches
      • Cover   :   Hardcover
      • Auther :   William Stede (Editor) T.W.Rhys Davids (Editor) (Author)
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN: 8120811445, 978-8120811447
      $81
      Development in Meditation and State of Consciousness: Zen Brain Reflections
      Development in Meditation and State of Consciousness: Zen Brain Reflections
      Description:

      This sequel to the widely read Zen and the Brain continues James Austin's explorations into the key interrelationships between Zen Buddhism and brain research. In Zen-Brain Reflections, Austin, a clinical neurologist, researcher, and Zen practi-tioner, examines the evolving psycho-logist, researcher, and Zen practi-tioner, examines the evolving psycho-logical processes and brain changes associated with the path of long-range meditative training. Austin draws not only on the latest neuroscience research and new neuroimaging studies but also on Zen literature and his personal experience with alternate states of consciousness.

      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK11555
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   September 30, 2008
      • Pages  :   586
      • Weight   :   1.270 kg.
      • Size   :   9.6 x 7.6 x 1.6 inches
      • Cover   :   Hardcover
      • Auther :   James H. Austin
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN: 8120833481, 9788120833487
      $62

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