Entering the Dharmadh tu

Entering the Dharmadh tu

New identifications of the 460 bas-reliefs of Borobudur illustrating the Gandavy?ha, based upon a comparison with the contents of three early Chinese translations of Sanskrit manuscripts of the text of Central Asian or Indian provenance.

Author: Jan Fontein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004211223

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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New identifications of the 460 bas-reliefs of Borobudur illustrating the Gandavy?ha, based upon a comparison with the contents of three early Chinese translations of Sanskrit manuscripts of the text of Central Asian or Indian provenance.
Categories: Social Science

Entering the Dharmadh tu

Entering the Dharmadh  tu

Entering the Dharmadhatu : a study of the Gandavyuha reliefs of Borobudur / by Jan Fontein. p. cm. — (Studies in Asian art and archaeology; v. 26) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-90-04-21122-3 (hardback: alk.

Author: Jan Fontein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004223486

Category: Art

Page: 272

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New identifications of the 460 bas-reliefs of Borobudur illustrating the Gandavyūha, based upon a comparison with the contents of three early Chinese translations of Sanskrit manuscripts of the text of Central Asian or Indian provenance.
Categories: Art

Painting Faith

Painting Faith

The last is Samantabhadra, who belongs to the gate of dharmadhatu. Without prajna there is no way to enter dharmadhatu. That is why Sudhana was first inspired by Manjusri. Without entering dharmadhatu, there is no way to manifest innate ...

Author: An-Yi Pan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004160613

Category: Social Science

Page: 463

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Drawing from previously untapped Buddhist sources, this book contextualizes Li Gonglin's Buddhist faith and art through the Chan environment in his hometown (Longmian) and the prevailing Tiantai, Pure Land, Huayan and Chan schools of the Northern Song Dynasty.
Categories: Social Science

Power Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

Power  Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

This list is the most detailed direct reference to qualities of the dharmadhAtu, and provides us with some insight into the religious significance of the term in the GaLSavyEha. To borrow terminology from Christian theology, ...

Author: Douglas Osto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134018802

Category: Philosophy

Page: 194

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This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview analysis and structural narrative theory, the author puts forward a new approach to the study of Mahayana Buddhist sources, the ‘systems approach’, by which literature is viewed as embedded in a social system. Consequently, he analyses the Gandavyuha in the contexts of reality, society and the individual, and applies these notions to the key themes of power, wealth and women. The study reveals that the spiritual hierarchy represented within the Gandavyuha replicates the political hierarchies in India during Buddhism’s Middle Period, that the role of wealth mirrors its significance as a sign of spiritual status in Indian Buddhist society, and that the substantial number of female spiritual guides in the narrative reflects the importance of royal women patrons of Indian Buddhism at the time. This book will appeal to higher-level undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of religious studies, Buddhist studies, Asian studies, South Asian studies and Indology.
Categories: Philosophy

Touching Peace

Touching Peace

To nourish ourselves, we have to step into the dharmadhatu. In fact, the dharmadhatu is not different from the lokadhatu. With one mindful step, touching the Earth in full awareness, we enter the dharmadhatu and are surrounded by light.

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781888375992

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

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The author of Being Peace presents mindfulness and meditation as tools for examining—and solving—both personal and global challenges In Touching Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh expands the teachings on practicing the art of mindful living begun in the best-selling Being Peace by giving specific, practical instructions on extending our meditation practice into our daily lives. Nhat Hanh reminds us to focus on what is refreshing and healing within and all around us, and how, paired with the practice of mindful breathing, it can be used as the basis for examining the roots of war and violence, alcoholism and drug abuse, and social alienation. Included are classic Thich Nhat Hanh practices and teachings such as the conflict resolution tool of the Peace Treaty; his thoughts on a “diet for a mindful society” based on his interpretation of the 5 Mindfulness Trainings; and his early writings on the environment. With Touching Peace, Nhat Hanh shares his vision for rebuilding society through strengthening our families and communities, and realizing the ultimate dimension of reality in each act of our daily lives.
Categories: Philosophy

The Faith to Doubt

The Faith to Doubt

In his very nature he is released into the dharmadhatu because primordially he belongs within the dharmadhatu. He belongs to it because from time immemorial he has inhered within it; again, by virtue of the dharmadhatu itself.

Author: Stephen Batchelor

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619026360

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Kierkegaard said that faith without doubt is simply credulity, the will to believe too readily, especially without adequate evidence, and that "in Doubt can Faith begin." All people involved in spiritual practice, of whatever persuasion, must confront doubt at one time or another, and find a way beyond it to belief, however temporary. But "faith is not equivalent to mere belief. Faith is the condition of ultimate confidence that we have the capacity to follow the path of doubt to its end. And courage." In this engaging spiritual memoir, Stephen Batchelor describes his own training, first as a Tibetan Buddhist and then as a Zen practitioner, and his own direct struggles along his path. "It is most uncanny that we are able to ask questions, for to question means to acknowledge that we do not know something. But it is more than an acknowledgement: it includes a yearning to confront an unknown and illuminate it through understanding. Questioning is a quest." Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. He considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. Buddhism has survived for the past 2,500 years because of its capacity to reinvent itself in accord with the needs of the different Asian societies with which it has creatively interacted throughout its history. As Buddhism encounters modernity, it enters a vital new phase of its development. Through his writings, translations and teaching, Stephen engages in a critical exploration of Buddhism's role in the modern world, which has earned him both condemnation as a heretic and praise as a reformer.
Categories: Religion

The Heart Sutra Explained

The Heart Sutra Explained

Emptiness " is the ultimate , the dharmadhatu . ... The Akfayamatinirdeia Sutra says : Bodhisattvas , the dharmadhatu ( which is the object ) of the wisdom that enters the dharmadhatu is the elements — earth , water , fire , and wind .

Author: Donald S. Lopez

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887065902

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Renowned for its terse declaration of the perfection of wisdom, the Heart Sutra is the most famous of Buddhist scriptures. The author draws on previously unexamined commentaries, preserved only in Tibetan, to investigate the meanings derived from and invested into the sutra during the later period of Indian Buddhism. The Heart Sutra Explained offers new insights on "form is emptiness, emptiness is form," on the mantra "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," and on the synthesis of Madhyamika, Yogacara, and tantric thought that characterized the final period of Buddhism in India. It also includes complete translations of two nineteenth century Tibetan commentaries demonstrating the selective appropriation of Indian sources.
Categories: Religion

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

In most cases, the term ru ( : “to enter”) is used as the functional qualifier, suggesting that the nature of dharmadhatu is such that it must be entered. It is not necessary to ontologize dharmadhatu as any kind of mystical or ...

Author: Steven M. Emmanuel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119144663

Category: Philosophy

Page: 760

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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers the very latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the most important ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhist philosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility to instructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectives on topics to those available in Western traditions
Categories: Philosophy

Zen Battles

Zen Battles

Becoming Buddhas, entering the worlds in the Ten Directions, can take place right in the present moment. If we want to enter the ... In Buddhism there are two terms: lokadhatu, the phenomenal world, and dharmadhatu, the noumenal world.

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781937006532

Category: Self-Help

Page: 276

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Powerful, direct, and uncompromising reflections on the teachings of a Zen master and the enlightenment inherent within us all One of the key tenets of the Zen school of Mahayana Buddhism is that each one of us is already a Buddha—our enlightenment is inherent within us, and the practice of mindfulness is the tool to bring this truth to our full awareness. While it can bring much relief, this simple statement does not preclude the need for practice. We must strive to always be aware of our Buddha nature, rather than waiting until times of emotional upheaval when it is more difficult to practice. Thich Nhat Hanh uses the teachings of ninth century Zen Master Linji to elaborate on this simple truth and to give readers tools that can help awaken them to their true inner nature. Linji's recorded teachings are the most significant we have from the Ch'an school. One of the unique aspects of Linji's teaching, is the need to “wake ourselves up,” not only by means of sitting meditation and listening to enlightened teachings, but also through unique techniques such as the shout, the stick, and the empty fist. Master Linji emphasized direct experience of our true nature over intellectual explorations of the teachings, and he encouraged his students to not “become lost in the knowledge or the concepts of the teaching.”
Categories: Self-Help

Elaborations on Emptiness Uses of the Heart Sutra

Elaborations on Emptiness   Uses of the Heart Sutra

The Aksayamatinirdesa Sutra ( Teaching to Aksayamati ) says , " Bodhisattvas , [ when one speaks of ] the wisdom that enters into the dharmadhatu , the dharmadhatu is the elements of earth , water , fire , and wind .

Author: Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069100188X

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Lopez reveals unexpected points of instability and contradiction in the Heart Sutra, which, in the end, turns out to be the most malleable of texts, where the logic of commentary serves as a tool of both tradition and transgression.
Categories: Religion