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Early Buddhist Meditation Studies

Author : Analayo
ISBN : 1540410501
Genre : Meditation
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In this book, Bhikkhu Analayo, scholar and meditation teacher, examines central aspects of Buddhist meditation as reflected in the early discourses of the Buddha, based on revised and reorganized material from previously published articles. The main topics he takes up are mindfulness, the path to awakening, absorption, and the brahmaviharas. He compares parallel versions of the discourses in a variety of languages which offers a window on the earliest stages in the development of these Buddhist teachings.
Category: Meditation

Early Buddhist Meditation

Author : Keren Arbel
ISBN : 9781317383994
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book addresses a key problem in the study of Buddhist meditation: The relationship between 'insight practice' (vipassana) and the attainment of the four jhanas (i.e., right samàdhi). It offers a fresh look at an important element in Buddhist meditation theory and provides a novel map of the theoretical progress of meditation according to the early Buddhist texts. The book demonstrates that the four jhanas have been misunderstood by inaccurate interpretations of key terms in Buddhist psychology and philosophy as well as oversights of important aspects of the meditation process. By carefully analyzing the descriptions of the four jhanas in the early Buddhist texts in Pali, their contexts, associations and meanings within the conceptual framework of early Buddhism, the relationship between this central element in the Buddhist path and 'insight meditation' becomes revealed in all its power. Early Buddhist Meditation will be of interest to academics in the field of Buddhist studies, including Buddhist philosophy and practise, Indian philosophy and religions, Asian religions, South Asian studies, contemplative studies and researchers of mindfulness meditation.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Origin Of Buddhist Meditation

Author : Alexander Wynne
ISBN : 9781134097418
Genre : Religion
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Having identified early material that goes back to the Buddha himself, the author argues that the two teachers of the Buddha were historical figures. Based on the early Brahminic literature, namely the early Upanishads and Moksadharma, the author asserts the origin of the method of meditation learned by the Buddha from these teachers, and attempts to use them to identify some authentic teachings of the Buddha on meditation. Stimulating debate within the field of Buddhist Studies, the following claims are put forward: the Buddha was taught by Alara Kalama and Uddaka Ramaputta, as stated in the literature of numerous early Buddhist sects, is historically authentic Alara Kalama and Uddaka Ramaputta taught a form of early Brahminic meditation the Buddha must consequently have been trained in a meditative school whose ideology was provided by the philosophical portions of early Upanishads Shedding new light on a fascinating aspect of the origins of Buddhism, this book will be of interest to academics in the field of Buddhist studies, Asian religion and South Asian studies.
Category: Religion

Compassion And Emptiness In Early Buddhist Meditation

Author : Bhikkhu Analayo
ISBN : 1909314552
Genre : Religion
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Exploring the meditative practices of compassion and emptiness, Analayo casts fresh light on their earliest sources in the Buddhist tradition.
Category: Religion

Early Buddhism

Author : Sue Hamilton
ISBN : 0700712801
Genre : Religion
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New interpretations of the central teachings of early Buddhism, mainly the relationship between identity and perception in early Buddhism.
Category: Religion

Abhidhamma Studies

Author : Nyanaponika
ISBN : 9780861711352
Genre : Philosophy
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The Abhidhamma expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination. In keeping with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, this system organizes the entire spectrum of human consciousness around the two poles of Buddhist doctrine?bondage and liberation?the starting point and the final goal. It thereby maps out, with remarkable rigor and precision, the inner landscape of the mind to be crossed through the practical work of Buddhist meditation. In this book of groundbreaking essays, Venerable Nyanaponika Thera, one of our age's foremost exponents of Theravada Buddhism, penetrates the Abhidhamma to make its principles intelligible to the thoughtful reader of today. Innovative and rich in insights, this book does not merely open up new avenues in the academic study of early Buddhism. By treating the Abhidhamma as a fountainhead of inspiration for philosophical and psychological inquiry, it demonstrates the continuing relevance of Buddhist thought to our most astute contemporary efforts to understand the elusive yet so intimate nature of the mind.
Category: Philosophy

Unmasking Buddhism

Author : Bernard Faure
ISBN : 9781444356618
Genre : Religion
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An ideal introduction to Buddhism for anyone who has unanswered questions about one of the world's largest and most popular religions. A fascinating, short book that challenges us to strip away existing preconceptions we may have about Buddhism Considers questions such as: Can we talk of Buddhism as a unified religion or are there many Buddhisms? Is Buddhism a religion of tolerance and pacifism as many people think? And is Buddhism a religion without god(s), or is it more of a philosophy than a religion? Traces the basic history, beliefs and nature of Buddhism in easy-to-understand language Written by renowned Buddhist scholar, Bernard Faure, it is an ideal introduction for anyone who has unanswered questions about one of the world's largest and most popular religions
Category: Religion

Mindfully Facing Disease And Death

Author : Bhikkhu Analayo
ISBN : 1909314722
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A practical guide for those facing disease and death, providing access to the ageless wisdom of the Buddha s teaching."

Rethinking The Buddha

Author : Eviatar Shulman
ISBN : 9781107062399
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A cornerstone of Buddhist philosophy, the doctrine of the four noble truths maintains that life is replete with suffering, desire is the cause of suffering, nirvana is the end of suffering, and the way to nirvana is the eightfold noble path. Although the attribution of this seminal doctrine to the historical Buddha is ubiquitous, Rethinking the Buddha demonstrates through a careful examination of early Buddhist texts that he did not envision them in this way. Shulman traces the development of what we now call the four noble truths, which in fact originated as observations to be cultivated during deep meditation. The early texts reveal that other central Buddhist doctrines, such as dependent-origination and selflessness, similarly derived from meditative observations. This book challenges the conventional view that the Buddha's teachings represent universal themes of human existence, allowing for a fresh, compelling explanation of the Buddhist theory of liberation.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Compassion And Emptiness In Early Buddhist Meditation

Author : Analayo
ISBN : 9781909314627
Genre : Religion
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Analayo investigates the meditative practices of compassion and emptiness by examining and interpreting material from the early Buddhist discourses. Similar to his previous study of satipaa'-a'-hana, he brings a new dimension to our understanding by comparing Pali texts with versions that have survived in Chinese, Sanskrit and Tibetan. The result is a wide-ranging exploration of what these practices meant in early Buddhism.
Category: Religion