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The Power of the Buddhas

Author : Sem Vermeersch
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Buddhism in medieval Korea is characterized as "State Protection Buddhism," a religion whose primary purpose was to rally support (supernatural and popular) for and legitimate the state. This study is an attempt to specify Buddhism's place in Koryo and to ascertain to what extent and in what areas Buddhism functioned as a state religion.

Mediating the Power of Buddhas

Author : Glenn Wallis
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Analyzes a seventh-century ritual manual that provides both a rich source of information of medieval Buddhist life and addresses the ongoing concern of how an adherent can encounter the power of a buddha.

Blessing Power of the Buddhas

Author : Norma Levine
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It should be of use to seekers everywhere. Written by Andrew Harvey, author of "A Journey in Ladakh" and "Hidden Journey", "Blessing Power of the Buddhas" could be considered a travel guide to the magical in Himalayan Buddhist culture. Full of descriptions and interesting stories, it is obvious that the author is intimate with the land and people of the Himalayan region. Her description of sacred iconography, miracles, relics and holy places provide a wealth of meanings to consider. 'Sherap Pelbar, Shambhalla Sun, Boulder, Colorado Nuggets of no fools gold riddle the lucid semi-luminous prose of this book, written - with the healthily sceptical awe of a true disciple' - Tsultrim Allione, "The Dzogchen Community Newsletter". 'This is an interesting book combining the thrill of physical travel with an inner spiritual journey. A sense of wonder and mystery pervades the whole book and there is freshness as well as experience. Her research - seems thorough. It explores the relationship between physical manifestations of the sacred with inner realisations. There are few books covering this subject in such detail and it will appeal to those interested in iconography as well as the esoteric aspect of Tibetan Buddhism' - Gill Farer-Halls, "Buddhism Now".

The Power of an Open Question

Author : Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
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How do we find a resting place in a world that is complex and always changing? How do we practice spirituality beyond the limits of blind acceptance and doubt? Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel proposes that when we ask challenging questions like these, we access our deepest intelligence and most powerful insights. "When we ask a question," she suggests, "our mind is engaged yet open. The process of inquiry protects us from our tendency to reach static conclusions. Instead, we can respond to uncertainty and change with inquisitiveness and a sense of wonder." Her book guides us on a provocative, playful, and spiritually enriching journey of contemplation that could last a lifetime.

Nietzsche and Other Buddhas

Author : Jason M. Wirth
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In Nietzche and Other Buddhas, author Jason M. Wirth brings major East Asian Buddhist thinkers into radical dialogue with key Continental philosophers through a series of exercises that pursue what is traditionally called comparative or intercultural philosophy as he reflects on what makes such exercises possible and intelligible. The primary questions he asks are: How does this particular engagement and confrontation challenge and radicalize what is sometimes called comparative or intercultural philosophy? How does this task reconsider what is meant by philosophy? The confrontations that Wirth sets up between Dogen, Hakuin, Linji, Shinran, Nietzsche, and Deleuze ask readers to think more philosophically and globally about the nature of philosophy in general and comparative philosophy in particular. He opens up a new and challenging space of thought in and between the cutting edges of Western Continental philosophy and East Asian Buddhist practice.

The Buddha s Footprint

Author : Johan Elverskog
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"An environmental history of Buddhism. The book addresses the basic concerns of environmental history: the history of human thought about "nature" or "the environment"; the influence of environmental factors on human history; and the effect of human-caused environmental changes on human society"--

The Power of Mindfulness

Author : Thera Nyanaponika
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The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate and explain the efficacy of the method of mindfulness (satipatthana), that is, to show the actual power of mindfulness. Those who do not yet know the Buddha's teaching well enough to accept it as a reliable guide, may hesitate to take up, without good reasons, a practice that just on account of its radical simplicity may appear strange to them. In this essay a number of such “good reasons” are therefore proffered for the reader's scrutiny. They are also meant as an introduction to the general spirit of mindfulness and as pointers to its wide and significant perspectives. Those who have already taken up the practice of mindfulness will recognize in this essay features of their own practice, and be encouraged to cultivate them deliberately.

The Eastern Buddhist

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Buddhism Power and Political Order

Author : Ian Harris
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Weber's claim that Buddhism is an otherworldly religion is only partially true. Early sources indicate that the Buddha was sometimes diverted from supramundane interests to dwell on a variety of politically-related matters. The significance of Asoka Maurya as a paradigm for later traditions of Buddhist kingship is also well-attested. However, there has been little scholarly effort to integrate findings on the extent to which Buddhism interacted with the political order in the classical and modern states of Theravada Asia into a wider, comparative study. This volume brings together the brightest minds in the study of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Their contributions create a more coherent account of the relations between Buddhism and political order in the late pre-modern and modern period by questioning the contested relationship between monastic and secular power. In doing so, they expand the very nature of what is known as the 'Theravada'. Buddhism, Power and Political Order offers new insights for scholars of Buddhism, and it will stimulate new debates.

The Power of Patriarchs

Author : Elizabeth A. Morrison
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A study of the Northern Song Chan monk Qisong and his writings on Chan lineage, this book offers new arguments about Buddhist patriarchs, challenges assumptions about Chan masters, and provides insight into the interactions of Buddhists and the imperial court.

The Romantic Legend of S kya Buddha

Author : Samuel Beal
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Jewel in the Ashes

Author : Brian D. Ruppert
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Focusing on the ninth to the fourteenth centuries, this study analyzes the ways in which relics functioned as material media for the interactions of Buddhist clerics, the imperial family, lay aristocrats, and warrior society and explores the multivocality of relics by dealing with specific historical examples. Brian Ruppert argues that relics offered means for reinforcing or subverting hierarchical relations. The author's critical literary and anthropological analyses attest to the prominence of relic veneration in government, in lay practice associated with the maintenance of the imperial line and warrior houses, and in the promotion of specific Buddhist sects in Japan.

Buddhist History in the Vernacular

Author : Stephen C. Berkwitz
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This book on vernacular Buddhist histories written in late medieval Sri Lanka demonstrates that narrative representations of the past were designed to effectively constructing new moral communities in translocal spaces.

International Journal of History of Buddhist Thought

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Gleanings in Buddha Fields Studies of Hand and Soul in the Far East

Author : Lafcadio Hearn
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"Gleanings in Buddha-Fields: Studies of Hand and Soul in the Far East" by Lafcadio Hearn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Life Or Legend of Guadama the Buddha of the Burmese

Author : Paul Ambroise Bigandet
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Chronicle of Buddhas

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A Buddhist Guide to the Power Places of the Kathmandu Valley

Author : Keith Dowman
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With reference to Kathmandu Valley in Nepal; includes traveler information.

The Gospel of Buddha Compiled from Ancient Records

Author : Paul Carus
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"The Gospel of Buddha, Compiled from Ancient Records" by Paul Carus. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Lifetimes when Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other

Author : Gary R. Renard
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Two and a half decades ago, Ascended Master Teachers Arten and Pursah appeared to Gary Renard and held a series of conversations with him that elaborated on the teachings of two spiritual classics, The Gospel of Thomas and A Course in Miracles. Gary immortalized what he learned in the books of his best-selling series: The Disappearance of the Universe, Your Immortal Reality, and Love Has Forgotten No One. This fourth book is a companion to the original trilogy, yet written to stand alone, an invitation for new readers into this fascinating work.This book explores six of the lifetimes in which the incarnations of Jesus and Buddha lived together, beginning in 700 B.C. when they were known as Saka and Hiroji. Arten and Pursah, through the spiritual lessons that Jesus and Buddha learn on their path, clarify the difference between duality and non-duality. When you are able to internalize these lessons, you will be saved countless years in your spiritual development.