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Buddhism

Paperback|Feb 2002
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Boxes, Figures, and Maps: Acknowledgments: Pronunciation Guide: Introduction: 1. THE LIFE OF GAUTAMA BUDDHAThe Early Life of Siddhartha GautamaBirth: Youth: The Four Sights: The Great RenunciationSpiritual Teachers: Asceticism: The Awakening of the BuddhaEnlightenment: Nirvana: The Mission of the BuddhaThe Three...


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Boxes, Figures, and Maps: Acknowledgments: Pronunciation Guide: Introduction: 1. THE LIFE OF GAUTAMA BUDDHAThe Early Life of Siddhartha GautamaBirth: Youth: The Four Sights: The Great RenunciationSpiritual Teachers: Asceticism: The Awakening of the BuddhaEnlightenment: Nirvana: The Mission of the BuddhaThe Three Refuges: Important Conversions: Monasticism: Social Concern: Women''s Ordination: The Rebellion of Devadatta: The Last Days of Gautama Buddha2. THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHAThe Three CharacteristicsImpermanence: Dissatisfactoriness: No-SelfThe Five AggregatesDependent ArisingKarma and RebirthThe Four Noble TruthsThe Middle Way: The First Noble Truth: Life Is DuhkhaThe Second Noble Truth: The Cause of DuhkhaThe Third Noble Truth: The Cessation of DuhkhaThe Fourth Noble Truth: The Eightfold Path to the Cessation of DuhkhaAwakening: The Eightfold PathRight Understanding: Right Thought: Right Speech: Right Action: Right Livelihood: Right Effort: Right Mindfulness: Right Concentration: Nirvana3. THE WAY OF THE ELDERSThe Three BasketsThe Sutra PitakaThe Vinaya PitakaThe Abhidharma PitakaThe Second and Third CouncilsKing AsokaTheravada''s Path of PurificationMorality: Concentration: Wisdom: Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast AsiaSri Lanka: Southeast Asia: Theravada Monastic and Lay Experience: 4. THE GREAT VEHICLEThe Mahayana SutrasThe Perfection of Wisdom Sutras: The Vimalakirti Sutra: The Lankavatara Sutra: The Lotus Sutra: Land of Bliss Sutras: The Great Journey of the BodhisattvaThe Six Perfections: The Ten Stages: Celestial Bodhisattvas and BuddhasCelestial Bodhisattvas: The Three Bodies of the Buddha: 5. THE INDIAN EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISMThe Abhidharma SchoolsThe Mahayana SchoolsThe Madhyamika SchoolThe Tathagata-garbha LiteratureThe Yogacara School: Logic, Tantra, and the Extinction of Buddhism in India6. THE TIBETAN EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISMThe First Dissemination of Buddhism in TibetThe Second Dissemination of Buddhism in TibetThe Geluk School and the Dalai LamaThe Tantric ExperiencePreliminary Practices: Mandalas, Mantras, and MudrasDeity Yoga: Four Types of Tantric Practice: Schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Distinctive PracticesThe Nyingma School: The Sakya School: The Kagyu School: The Geluk School: Recent Events in Tibet7. THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISMTranslation and InculturationNew Translations and ScholarshipPersecution and ReformThe Chinese Schools I: Laying the Foundation of the Chinese ExperienceThe Chu-she School: The Ch''eng-shih School: The Lu School: The Chen-yen School: The San-lun School: The Fa-hsiang School: The Chinese Schools II: Defining the Chinese ExperienceThe T''ien-t''ai School: The Hua-yen School: The Ch''an School: The Ching-t''u School: Persecution and DeclineLater Developments8. THE KOREAN EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISMThe Advent of Buddhism during the Three Kingdoms PeriodBuddhism during the Unified Silla Dynasty: Innovation and ScholarshipUisang: Wonhyo: The Five Buddhist Schools: Buddhism during the Koryo Dynasty: Searching for UnityUich''on: Chinul: The Korean TripitakaRepression during the Choson DynastyThe Japanese Occupation and Recent Developments9. THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISMPrince ShotokuThe Nara Period (710-784): The Six SchoolsThe Kusha School: The Jojitsu School: The Ritsu School: The Sanron School: The Hosso School: The Kegon School: The Heian Period (794-1185): The Tendai and Shingon SchoolsThe Tendai School: The Shingon School: The Kamakura Period (1185-1333): Pure Land, Zen, and NichirenPure Land Buddhism: Zen Buddhism: Nichiren Buddhism: The Muromachi Period (1338-1573): Zen and Japanese CultureThe Tokugawa Period (1603-1868): Struggle and ReformThe Meiji Period (1868-1912) and Recent Developments10. MODERN BUDDHISM IN ASIANew Buddhist Movements in AsiaIndia: Sri Lanka: Thailand: Cambodia: Vietnam: Tibet: China: Korea: Japan: Women''s Experiences of Buddhism in Modern Asia11. BUDDHISM IN THE WESTMajor Buddhist Traditions in the WestTheravada Buddhism: Vietnamese Buddhism:
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Boxes, Figures, and Maps: Acknowledgments: Pronunciation Guide: Introduction: 1. THE LIFE OF GAUTAMA BUDDHA The Early Life of Siddhartha Gautama Birth: Youth: The Four Sights: The Great Renunciation Spiritual Teachers: Asceticism: The Awakening of the Buddha Enlightenment: Nirvana: The Mission of the Buddha The Three Refuges: Important Conversions: Monasticism: Social Concern: Women's Ordination: The Rebellion of Devadatta: The Last Days of Gautama Buddha 2. THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA The Three Characteristics Impermanence: Dissatisfactoriness: No-Self The Five Aggregates Dependent Arising Karma and Rebirth The Four Noble Truths The Middle Way: The First Noble Truth: Life Is Duhkha The Second Noble Truth: The Cause of Duhkha The Third Noble Truth: The Cessation of Duhkha The Fourth Noble Truth: The Eightfold Path to the Cessation of Duhkha Awakening: The Eightfold Path Right Understanding: Right Thought: Right Speech: Right Action: Right Livelihood: Right Effort: Right Mindfulness: Right Concentration: Nirvana 3. THE WAY OF THE ELDERS The Three Baskets The Sutra Pitaka The Vinaya Pitaka The Abhidharma Pitaka The Second and Third Councils King Asoka Theravada's Path of Purification Morality: Concentration: Wisdom: Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia Sri Lanka: Southeast Asia: Theravada Monastic and Lay Experience: 4. THE GREAT VEHICLE The Mahayana Sutras The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras: The Vimalakirti Sutra: The Lankavatara Sutra: The Lotus Sutra: Land of Bliss Sutras: The Great Journey of the Bodhisattva The Six Perfections: The Ten Stages: Celestial Bodhisattvas and Buddhas Celestial Bodhisattvas: The Three Bodies of the Buddha: 5. THE INDIAN EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM The Abhidharma Schools The Mahayana Schools The Madhyamika School The Tathagata-garbha Literature The Yogacara School: Logic, Tantra, and the Extinction of Buddhism in India 6. THE TIBETAN EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM The First Dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet The Second Dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet The Geluk School and the Dalai Lama The Tantric Experience Preliminary Practices: Mandalas, Mantras, and Mudras Deity Yoga: Four Types of Tantric Practice: Schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Distinctive Practices The Nyingma School: The Sakya School: The Kagyu School: The Geluk School: Recent Events in Tibet 7. THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM Translation and Inculturation New Translations and Scholarship Persecution and Reform The Chinese Schools I: Laying the Foundation of the Chinese Experience The Chu-she School: The Ch'eng-shih School: The Lu School: The Chen-yen School: The San-lun School: The Fa-hsiang School: The Chinese Schools II: Defining the Chinese Experience The T'ien-t'ai School: The Hua-yen School: The Ch'an School: The Ching-t'u School: Persecution and Decline Later Developments 8. THE KOREAN EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM The Advent of Buddhism during the Three Kingdoms Period Buddhism durin ghte Unified Silla Dynasty: Innovation and Scholarship Uisang: Wonhyo: The Five Buddhist Schools: Buddhism during the Koryo Dynasty: Searching for Unity Uich'on: Chinul: The Korean Tripitaka Repression during the Choson Dynasty The Japanese Occupation and Recent Developments 9. THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM Prince Shotoku The Nara Period (710-784): The Six Schools The Kusha School: The Jojitsu School: The Ritsu School: The Sanron School: The Hosso School: The Kegon School: The Heian Period (794-1185): The Tendai an
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Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of a wide array of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this unique work spans over 2,500 years, featuring chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Therav=ada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan. It also includes an extensive discussion of modern, socially engaged Buddhism and a concluding chapter on the spread of Buddhism to the West. Mitchell provides substantial selections of primary text material throughout that illustrate a great variety of moral, psychological, meditative, and spiritual Buddhist experiences. ^ Buddhism features twenty-two boxed personal narratives provided by respected Buddhist leaders and scholars from around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharma Master Sheng Yen, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Jeffrey Hopkins, Sulak Si
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