By Stephan Schuhmacher, Gert Woerner

ISBN-10: 0877735204

ISBN-13: 9780877735205

This dictionary comprises over 1,500 entries; a useful consultant to the pronunciation of Sanskrit, chinese language, eastern, and Tibetan phrases; a five-page chart of the foremost Ch'an/Zen lineages (from the Buddha regularly throughout the eleventh century, plus a couple of later figures like Dogen and Hakuin); and an intensive bibliography of fundamental and secondary resources on Buddhism.

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the main entire compact reference paintings of its variety on hand within the English language. it's designed not just for college kids and meditators but in addition as a took to assist familiarize all readers with Buddhist phrases and concepts—such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra—that are encountered with expanding regularity within the literature of quite a lot of fields this present day. The lives and teachings of vital philosophers and meditation

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Candrakirti’s rejection of philosophical propositions does not indicate his ignorance of the rules that determine whether one side or another prevails in debate. He knows the formal criteria set down in the works of the Buddhist logicians and in the manuals of the Brahmanical Nyaya school for judging the soundness of an argument. He uses these criteria to demonstrate the technical flaws in his opponents’ inferences and arguments. 8–9). 15 An unproven reason cannot prove any proposition. Whether this opponent’s response is interpreted as a logical fallacy or as a futile rejoinder, as the Indian logician B.

Candrakirti asserts that exceptional practitioners (arya) regard things that appear real to ordinary people as merely conventionally true; they perceive the emptiness of those things as ultimate truth (MA 108). 22 The Audience for Candrakirti’s Work Candrakirti’s work was composed and preserved in monastic circles and even now forms part of the curriculum in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. The audience for his commentary, like those Paul Griffiths describes as the ideal readers of the Vijñanavada philosopher, Sthiramati (ca.

One kind of immortality (‘above the navel’), spiritual immortality, is destroyed by the birth of a son and the consequent ties to the world of samsara,” Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty points out, but “the other kind of immortality (‘below the navel’), physical immortality, is assured by the birth of a son to perform 1raddha rites” (1980a, 4). The Brhadaranyaka Upanisad and other early Upanisads (ca. concentrate on explaining how to achieve spiritual immortality. These texts cast doubt on the efficacy of the two central activities of the Vedic world—offering sacrifices and begetting male offspring—which provide only physical immortality.

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