By Bradley K. Hawkins
Buddhism is a concise and readable survey of the heritage of Buddhism from its roots in India to its unfold throughout South and East Asia and its today's manifestation in Europe and the US. Focusing relatively at the glossy interval, it offers a worthwhile creation to the several paths of Buddhism—the ideals and practices—and appears to be like on the ways that this faith is assembly the demanding situations of the trendy global. Written in an obtainable and informative variety, and assuming very little past wisdom at the a part of the reader, this publication supplies a simple advent to the faith—its heritage, ideals, and practices. presents worthy pedagogy, together with: timeline; maps; thesaurus; checklist of sacred days/festivals; urged studying; pronunciation advisor; index; characteristic packing containers concentrating on a few features of the humanities; eleven black and white photos and artistic endeavors. Readers drawn to studying extra concerning the world's religions.
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En el Zen nada puede sustituir al contacto directo con un verdadero Maestro de los angeles Transmisión, y menos aún un libro.
En los angeles entrada de las bibliotecas de los monasterios Zen japoneses se puede leer una frase caligrafiada: "Este es el dedo que señala l. a. luna. " Un libro no puede ser más que un dedo que señala l. a. luna. l. a. luna representa los angeles auténtica Verdad de nuestra existencia. Un libro puede tener el poder de hacernos dirigir nuestra mirada hacia esa Verdad. Un Maestro Zen debe tener l. a. facultad de ayudarnos a llegar a ella.
Por esta razón, los angeles presente obra no es un handbook Zen, no es un recetario, no está hecho con esa intención. Su pretensión es l. a. de familiarizar al lector con el mundo del Zen y l. a. de despertar en él reflexiones importantes acerca de su vida cotidiana.
Las explicaciones prácticas pueden ayudar a aquellos que ya practican en un Dojo, o en solitario, y espero que sean útiles para acercar a l. a. práctica de l. a. meditación a aquellas personas que, bien por desconocimiento, bien por indecisión, aún no lo han hecho.
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By the thirteenth century, other changes had begun to take place in Japanese Buddhism as well. ) had begun to preach an ultranationalist form of Buddhism which held that Japan had become the true spiritual home of the religion. Meanwhile, as Japan descended deeper and deeper into civil war, the emerging warrior classes came to espouse the austere tenets of Zen Buddhism as being best suited to the perilous and precarious lives that they led. Thus, little by little, Buddhism became associated with patriotism and national pride in Japan.
The first and greatest of these was Songtsen Gampo (c. ). To cement his position of authority and improve foreign relations, this king married two wives, one from Nepal to the south and one from imperial China to the north and east. Both of these wives were Buddhist and no doubt this contributed to the spread of Buddhism in Tibet. More important than this, however, was the fact that as Tibet became more unified, the kings of Lhasa found that the old religion, Bon-po, could not contribute to their political ambitions to the same degree as could Buddhism.
His mother, Mahamaya, was said to have conceived without human intervention, and she seems to have died seven days after the birth of her son who was raised by his aunt. Shortly after his birth, according to the customs of his people, a brahmin priest was consulted so that the young Siddhartha’s horoscope could be cast and his future charted. The brahmin then informed his father that the young prince would become either a great king or a great religious leader. His father, wishing his son to follow him on the throne, decided to carefully shield the boy from experiencing any of the disappointments and disillusionments of the world.