The Buddha's Dream of Liberation

The Buddha's Dream of Liberation

Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature

Book - 2017/06/27
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Three great teachings of the Buddha laid down the bedrock of Buddhist thought and practice. Known as the three turnings of the wheel, they introduced to the world concepts--such as the four noble truths and emptiness--that would revolutionise religious and philosophical thinking. In remarkably clear language, James Coleman guides the reader through the ancient sutras that preserve the Buddha's message, teasing out their meaning for the modern reader. We begin with the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha's teachings, and then move through the earthshattering Perfection of Wisdom literature of the second turning. Finally, Coleman's clear and simple presentation of the monumental Samdhinirmocana Sutra, or Sutra of the Explanation of the Profound Secrets, ties the Buddha's wisdom together for us. The book concludes with chapters from two great teachers, one from the Zen tradition and one from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, showing us how to use meditation to bring the Buddha's wisdom into our lives. This is Buddhism 101.
Publisher: 2017/06/27
Somerville, MA : Wisdom, [2017]
ISBN: 9781614293583
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 COLEMAN
Characteristics: x, 164 pages ; 22 cm


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