By Bodhipaksa

ISBN-10: 1591799104

ISBN-13: 9781591799108

To stand truth is to embody switch; to withstand switch is to endure. this can be the releasing perception that unfolds with dwelling as a River. A masterful research of the character of self, this eloquent mixture of present technological know-how and regular religious perception is intended to loose us from the phobia of impermanence in a global outlined by way of change.

The basic automobile for this trip is Buddhism's conventional Six point perform, a deconstructive technique of deep mirrored image that is helping us permit move of the idea in a separate, static self-the root of disappointment. Bodhipaksa takes readers via a scientific but poetic research of the self that helps the conclusion of:

A feel of spaciousness and expansiveness that transcends the constraints of the actual body
Profound gratitude, awe, and a sense of belonging as we witness the level of our connectedness with the universe
Freedom from the mental burden as a result of clinging to a fake identity
The comfortable event of "consciousness, natural and bright"
Engrossing and incisive, dwelling as a River is straight away an empowering advisor and a meditative perform we will be able to flip to time and again to beat our worry of swap and align joyfully with the ordinary unfolding of construction.

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Dignaga gave to these formulas a new signification, but he himself quotes in support of them a passage from the abhidharma of the Sarvastivadins. s ran-las-rnkhas-pa = svatantra-pandita. 1 To the time of his apprenticeship probably belong two early works, two manuals for the use of students. One of them is a condensed summary of the capital work of his teacher under the title of A b h i d h a r m a k o s a - m a r m a - p r a d l p a . 2 The other contains a breef summary (jpinddrtha) in mnemonic verse of all the topics contained in the A s t a - s a h a s r i k a - p r a j n a - p a r a m i t a - s u t r a .

2 INTRODUCTION § 10. 37 THE WOEKS OF DHAEMAKIBTI. D h a r m a k i r t i has written 7 logical works, the celebrated «Seven t r e a t i s e s " which have become the fundamental works (mula) for the study of logic by the Buddhists in Tibet and have superseded the work of Dignaga, although they originally were devised as a detailed commentary on the latter. 1 The number seven is suggestive, because the abhidharma of the Sarvastivadins also consisted of seven works, a principal one and its «six feet».

THE CASHMERE OR PHILOSOPHIC SCHOOL OP COMMENTATORS. The next two schools of commentators are not content with establishing the direct meaning of Dharmakirti's text, they strive to investigate its more profound philosophy. The second school can be termed the Cashmerian school, according to the country of its main activity, and the critical school, according to its main tendency in philosophy. 8 Pramana-vartika is nothing but a detailed comment on Dignaga's Pramana-samuccaya which is a purely logical treatise.

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