Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western by Lama Surya Das

By Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das, the main hugely knowledgeable American lama within the Tibetan culture, offers the definitive booklet on Western Buddhism for the modern day religious seeker.

The radical and compelling message of Buddhism tells us that every folks has the knowledge, wisdom, love, and gear of the Buddha inside; but such a lot folks are too frequently like drowsing Buddhas.  In Awakening the Buddha Within, Surya Das indicates how we will wake up to who we actually are that allows you to lead a extra compassionate, enlightened, and balanced life.  It illuminates the information and key rules embodied within the noble Eight-Fold direction and the normal 3 Enlightenment Trainings universal to all colleges of Buddhism:

Wisdom education: constructing transparent imaginative and prescient, perception, and internal realizing -- seeing fact and ourselves as we actually are.
Ethics education: Cultivating advantage, self-control, and compassion in what we are saying and do.
Meditation education: training mindfulness, focus, and expertise of the current moment.

With vigorous tales, meditations, and non secular practices, Awakening the Buddha Within is a useful textual content for the amateur and skilled scholar of Buddhism alike.

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By Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das, the main hugely knowledgeable American lama within the Tibetan culture, offers the definitive booklet on Western Buddhism for the modern day religious seeker.

The radical and compelling message of Buddhism tells us that every folks has the knowledge, wisdom, love, and gear of the Buddha inside; but such a lot folks are too frequently like drowsing Buddhas.  In Awakening the Buddha Within, Surya Das indicates how we will wake up to who we actually are that allows you to lead a extra compassionate, enlightened, and balanced life.  It illuminates the information and key rules embodied within the noble Eight-Fold direction and the normal 3 Enlightenment Trainings universal to all colleges of Buddhism:

Wisdom education: constructing transparent imaginative and prescient, perception, and internal realizing -- seeing fact and ourselves as we actually are.
Ethics education: Cultivating advantage, self-control, and compassion in what we are saying and do.
Meditation education: training mindfulness, focus, and expertise of the current moment.

With vigorous tales, meditations, and non secular practices, Awakening the Buddha Within is a useful textual content for the amateur and skilled scholar of Buddhism alike.

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1–16), when the Brahmin Uddālaka Āruṇi teaches his son Śvetaketu. Uddālaka uses analogies with natural phenomena to explain that the self is the essence of all living beings. He first uses the example of nectar, which is collected by bees from different sources, but becomes an undifferentiated whole when gathered together. Similarly, he explains that water flowing from different rivers merges without distinction when reaching the ocean. After each analogy Uddālaka brings attention back to Śvetaketu, emphasising that the self operates the same way in him as it does in all living beings: ‘The subtle essence here is what the self is of this whole world.

He is also the author of Denying Existence: The Logic, Epistemology and Pragmatics of Negative Existentials and Fictional Discourse (New York: Springer, 1997). Wolfgang Fasching, University of Vienna: his publications include Phänomenologische Reduktion und Mushin: Edmund Husserls Bewusstseinstheorie und der Zen-Buddhismus (Freiburg and Munich: Alber, 2003). Elisa Freschi, Sapienza University of Rome, is the author of Duty, Language and Exegesis in Prābhākara Mīmāṃsā: Including an Edition and Translation of Rāmānujācārya’s Tantrarahasya, Śāstraprameyapariccheda (Leiden: Brill 2012).

One of my aims in this chapter is to review some of the key ideas regarding these issues in the early sources as a way of providing a context for some of the subsequent philosophical debates about the self that are discussed in the other chapters of this book. In the process, however, I also want to bring attention to how the Upaniṣads and Nikāyas articulate their arguments and positions. Unlike most later sources of Indian philosophy, both the Upaniṣads and Nikāyas present their philosophical views within the context of narratives about teachers, students, and rival philosophers.

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