All three of these passages have been selected from Tripitaka Master Kumārajīva's early Fifth Century Sanskrit-to-Chinese translations of works by Nāgārjuna, as follows: 1) "The Easy Practice" -- Nāgārjuna's Treatise on the Ten ...
""Nāgārjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha" consists of three extended passages from Bhikshu Dharmamitra's original annotated translations from Sino-Buddhist Classical Chinese of works written by Ārya Nāgārjuna (circa 150 ce). All three of these passages have been selected from Tripitaka Master Kumārajīva's early Fifth Century Sanskrit-to-Chinese translations of works by Nāgārjuna, as follows: 1) "The Easy Practice" -- Nāgārjuna's Treatise on the Ten Grounds, Chapter 9; 2) "The Pratuyutpanna Samādhi" -- Nāgārjuna's Treatise on the Ten Grounds, Chapters 20-25; and 3) "Recollection of the Buddha" -- Nāgārjuna's Exegesis on the Mahāprajnāpāramitā Sūtra, Chapter 1, Part 36-1 This special bilingual edition (English / Chinese) includes the facing-page simplified and traditional Chinese scripts to facilitate close study by academic buddhologists, students in Buddhist universities, and Buddhists in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the West.""--
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it is now used as a polite form of ... lopen or lopon in Bhutanese; a Buddhist
teacher who has received the highest levels ofteachings. lotsawa – literally, “
bilingual”; ... Madhyamika – also known as Madhyamaka or “The Middle Path”; a
school systematized by Nagarjuna (150-250), who ... form of meditation practice,
comprising a method to attain a direct introduction to the nature and essence
Author: The Gyalwang Drukpa
Publisher: Drukpa Publications Pvt. Ltd.
The book, the first of the GOSSIP Series and essentially a collection of teachings given by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, is divided into 4 sections (13 chapters) of simple guide to spiritual practice.
way to the metropolitan city of Changan where they established a sizable
Buddhist community and actively engaged in ... out by his Chinese assistants or
other bilingual agents who did not necessarily have a firm grasp of Buddhist
doctrine or ... the Chinese audience to hitherto unknown Mah yna treatises
attributed to the legendary Indian Buddhist saint Ngrjuna, ... map of Buddhist
doctrine and meditation in the encyclopedic work, Great Calming and
Contemplation (Mohe zhiguan).
Author: Peter B. Clarke
This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form. It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers the role of migration in the spread of religions by examining the issues raised for modern societies by the increasing interaction of different religions. The volume also addresses such central questions as the dynamics of religious innovation which is evidenced in the rise and impact of new religious and new spirituality movements in every continent.
... Dhammasamai (eds.), Buddhist Meditation: Text, Tradition and Practice. ... 52–
59. Kumārajīva. (trans.). Longshu pusa zhuang 龍樹菩薩傳[Biography of
Bodhisattva Nāgārjuna]. ... Tao Te Ching: A Bilingual Edition. Hong Kong:
Author: Jeeloo Liu
A variety of crucial and still most relevant ideas about nothingness or emptiness have gained profound philosophical prominence in the history and development of a number of South and East Asian traditions—including in Buddhism, Daoism, Neo-Confucianism, Hinduism, Korean philosophy, and the Japanese Kyoto School. These traditions share the insight that in order to explain both the great mysteries and mundane facts about our experience, ideas of "nothingness" must play a primary role. This collection of essays brings together the work of twenty of the world’s prominent scholars of Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist, Neo-Confucian, Japanese and Korean thought to illuminate fascinating philosophical conceptualizations of "nothingness" in both classical and modern Asian traditions. The unique collection offers new work from accomplished scholars and provides a coherent, panoramic view of the most significant ways that "nothingness" plays crucial roles in Asian philosophy. It includes both traditional and contemporary formulations, sometimes putting Asian traditions into dialogue with one another and sometimes with classical and modern Western thought. The result is a book of immense value for students and researchers in Asian and comparative philosophy.
The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation Dakpo Tashi Namgyal ...
continues to live, performing acts of inner purity in his illu— sory form as long as
the teaching of Buddha survives. ... Among the gurus from whom he received the
four mystic trans— missions 45 were Nagarjuna, Krsnacharya, mahasiddha
Lavapa, and dakini Subhagini. ... The venerable Marpa was the most outstanding
among all the bilingual scholars and was widely known to be a real— ized
Author: Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions point the meditator to the innate perfection of every experience. When it first appeared in 1986, Mahamudra: The Moonlight - Quintessence of Mind and Meditation was the first presentation in English of a major Tibetan Buddhist work on meditation. This classic guide was composed in the sixteenth century by an eminent lama of the Kagyu school and is so comprehensive and practical that it is still widely used today as a manual. Divided into two major sections, it presents first the common approach and then the mahamudra approach to tranquility (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation.