Nirvana in a Nutshell

Nirvana in a Nutshell

Nirvana in a Nutshell offers 157 Zen meditations to help you discover what you might be doing (or not doing) in your life to sabotage your goal of reaching inner peace, your own personal paradise.

Author: Scott Shaw

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 9781609252212

Category: Self-Help

Page: 196

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Meditations to help you stop seeking inner peace—and start experiencing it instead. Nirvana is not to be found in the fulfillment of endless desires, the analysis of profound thoughts, or even hours, days, or years of meditative contemplation. In fact, it is the very act of seeking to obtain happiness, peace, and enlightenment that keeps them out of reach. Nirvana in a Nutshell offers 157 Zen meditations to help you discover what you might be doing (or not doing) in your life to sabotage your goal of reaching inner peace, your own personal paradise. But, as Scott Shaw explains, a desire for Nirvana is like any other desire—a cause of suffering. Let go of the quest and become that which you truly seek and you will find your own Nirvana.
Categories: Self-Help

Birding and Mysticism Volume 2

Birding and Mysticism Volume 2

o—Nirvana in a nutshell helps us see that enlightenment is a gift, a gift readily available for everyone—right here, right now.” o—This is a cautionary book: “nobody can give you Nirvana.” “This is an encouraging book: It's a gift you ...

Author: George E. Lowe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462820751

Category: Religion

Page: 625

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In volume 2 of Birding and Mysticism: Enlightenment Through Bird Watching, there is no traditional table of contents; rather, there are the five main parts and their sections and subsections, which contain the substantive ideas and memes of volume 2, followed by six appendices. The main thrust of volume 2 concerns the many aspects, faces, and forms of mysticism: religious, spiritual, rational, scientific, personal, and practical.
Categories: Religion

Why Buddhism is True

Why Buddhism is True

Nirvana. in. a. Nutshell. The. rock group Nirvana, which became world famous in the early 1990s, wasn't always known as Nirvana. In its early years it went under a series of other names. One of them was Bliss.

Author: Robert Wright

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439195475

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright’s landmark book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world’s most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is “provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding” (The New York Times Book Review), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.
Categories: Psychology

Birding and Mysticism

Birding and Mysticism

Understandings, you will not find nirvana. Nirvana is only known when you Personally interact with Cosmic Consciousness. (from Nirvana in a Nutshell by Scott Shaw, p. 55 [2002]) See also Cosmic Consciousness by Dr. M. Bucke (1901) and ...

Author: George E. Lowe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462820743

Category: Nature

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Categories: Nature

A Pilgrimage Within

A Pilgrimage Within

Height of this is being liberated or Nirvana. Nirvana or Moksha ('Moh and Aksh;' end of delusions and finding of the ultimate salvation). It is neither nihilistic extinction ... In a nutshell, it is turning more ordinary than ordinary.

Author: Dr pinakin shah

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781649195081

Category: Self-Help

Page: 370

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The worth of any book is not only to be measured by the joy that you derive while reading it, but by what you can actually glean and carry away. It is a treasure trove laden with pearls of wisdom, and the tenets of ‘Art of Healthy and Joyful Living.’ It is a soothing elixir to the world torn with tears, wounds and scars. It makes one think in a new direction and induces to explore. As the words sink into us slowly page by page, the literary journey takes a very pious turn to become a holy pilgrimage. It shows the answer is best sought in self-realisation. The author is an intrepid traveller and a sensitive poet. With his repertoire, he has tried to seek the answers to the enigma of life, and many everyday issues that baffle us. The author here extols, ‘one who looks around is intelligent and experienced, but the one who looks within is learnt and wise. To, one who is on a journey within this is a companion and a friendly guide. It tells, ‘Love the life you live, and live the life you love, enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy.’
Categories: Self-Help

R in a Nutshell

R in a Nutshell

You can view information about the results with the summary function: > summary(audioscrobbler.eclat) set of 10 itemsets most frequent items: Green Day Radiohead Red Hot Chili Peppers 5 5 3 Nirvana The Beatles (Other) 3 2 2 element ...

Author: Joseph Adler

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449358228

Category: Computers

Page: 724

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If you’re considering R for statistical computing and data visualization, this book provides a quick and practical guide to just about everything you can do with the open source R language and software environment. You’ll learn how to write R functions and use R packages to help you prepare, visualize, and analyze data. Author Joseph Adler illustrates each process with a wealth of examples from medicine, business, and sports. Updated for R 2.14 and 2.15, this second edition includes new and expanded chapters on R performance, the ggplot2 data visualization package, and parallel R computing with Hadoop. Get started quickly with an R tutorial and hundreds of examples Explore R syntax, objects, and other language details Find thousands of user-contributed R packages online, including Bioconductor Learn how to use R to prepare data for analysis Visualize your data with R’s graphics, lattice, and ggplot2 packages Use R to calculate statistical fests, fit models, and compute probability distributions Speed up intensive computations by writing parallel R programs for Hadoop Get a complete desktop reference to R
Categories: Computers

Heart of Forgiveness

Heart of Forgiveness

—Scott Shaw, author of About Peace and Nirvana in a Nutshell Madeline Ko-i Bastis was the first ordained Buddhist priest to be certified as a hospital chaplain. She is the founder of Peaceful Dwelling, an organization devoted to ...

Author: Madeline Ko-I Bastis

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 9781590030271

Category: Religion

Page: 107

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Ko-i Bastis is a Buddhist chaplain and in her book she helps readers reflect on what forgiveness really means and how it can heal their lives and relationships. She explores the difficult emotions that keep people from forgiving and offers tools to help us overcome them.
Categories: Religion

Buddhism from the Buddha to Asoka

Buddhism from the Buddha to Asoka

unconsciousness at will for a period , as he did shortly before the moment of death , but again , that is not to be confused with nirvāņa . What then is nirvāņa ? In a nutshell , it is complete eradication of all grasping , all hatred ...

Author: J. S. Krüger

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002214308

Category: Buddhism

Page: 208

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This introduction covers the following background themes pertaining to early Buddhism: the basic characteristics of Buddhism generally, the development and spread of Buddhism as a universal religion, and India before and during the Buddha's lifetime. The life of the Buddha, and the organisation and history of the early community of disciples are discussed. The major part of the book deals with early Buddhist teaching: the human condition and liberation, human nature and composition, and human fate and freedom. In addition, Buddhist meditation, aesthetics, ethics and metaphysics, and Buddhist views on the afterlife and the nature of nirvana are outlined. The book will enable the reader to sense the aura of this ancient, noble and gentle religion.
Categories: Buddhism

Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities

Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities

... nirvanaquenching); it also contains - in a nutshell, or, to use a South Asian metaphor, in seed form - the narrative movement from suffering to resolution and closure in which nirvana's syntactic value is to be found.

Author: Steven Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521570541

Category: Religion

Page: 684

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This book presents a new answer to the question: what is nirvana? Part I distinguishes between systematic and narrative thought in the Pali texts of Theravada Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, arguing that nirvana produces closure in both, and setting nirvana in the wider category of Buddhist Felicities. Part II explores other Buddhist utopias (both eu-topias, good places , and ou-topias, no-places ), and relates Buddhist utopianism to studies of European and American utopian writing. The book ends with a close reading of the Vessantara Jataka, which highlights the conflict between the ascetic quest for closure and ultimate felicity, and the ongoing demands of ordinary life and society. Steven Collins discusses these issues in relation to textuality, world history, and ideology in premodern civilisations, aiming to contribute to a new vision of Buddhist history, which can hold both the inside and the outside of texts together.
Categories: Religion

Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second

Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second

3 In a nutshell, nirvana means to see oneself and the world through eyes unclouded by dust. During his lifetime, the Buddha encountered people who wanted answers to myriad metaphysical questions, such as is the world eternal?

Author: Julien R. Fielding

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862662

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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Traditionally, university students have gained access to world religions by reading primary texts. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of the same religious traditions through the study of feature films. The many definitions of religion are examined along with its various components, including doctrine, myth, ethics, ritual, and symbol. Specific religious traditions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, popular religion, and Shinto are examined. Biographical sketches of directors whose films tend to focus on a particular religious tradition are also included, such as Zhang Yimou, Hayao Miyazaki, Deepa Mehta, and Akira Kurosawa. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second is unique in the area of religion and film studies in that it isn't just a collection of essays. Instead it provides the introductory student with the necessary background information on the various religions before looking at how their ideas can be understood not through texts but through the cinematic medium. To keep the conversation fresh, most of the films used in the book were made within the last decade. Furthermore, examples range from popular, mainstream fare, such as Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to lesser-known foreign films, such as The Wooden Man's Bride and The Great Yokai War. Several films with a 'cult-like' following are also discussed, including Fight Club, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Jacob's Ladder. This book is also unique in that instead of drawing upon the Judeo-Christian tradition, it draws from Eastern traditions.
Categories: Religion

Man Who Stole My Paradise

Man Who Stole My Paradise

Nirvana has many interesting aspects or meanings within its nutshell. Another meaning of Nirvana is to extinguish or quench something to put to an end to or terminate something. To attain Nirvana, one has to extinguish the fires of ...

Author: Umesh Mitkar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781648509179

Category: Self-Help

Page: 332

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This book also tells the readers that to have a fair deal from life, one has to be fair with life, along with being mindful and proactive towards it. The dynamic fundamentals of the life, like relationships, parenting, personal goals, behavioural problems and handling of stress, are fairly discussed and dealt with in this book. Author is positive that this book, with its galore of information and insights into life’s evolution and its modalities, will refurbish your outlook about life and will take you to the altogether different level of awareness. So, dive into it and rediscover the new world of your exalted visions, dreams and thoughts.
Categories: Self-Help

Buddhist Thought

Buddhist Thought

That, in a nutshell, is what nirvāṇa is. It is the complete and permanent cessation of saṃsāra, thence the cessation of all types of suffering, resulting from letting-go the forces which power saṃsāra, due to overcoming ignorance ...

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136520877

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' clear and engaging style. The second edition has been fully revised in light of new scholarship, in particular on Mahāyāna Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism, an often neglected and inadequately understood topic. As well as a detailed bibliography this authoritative resource now includes recommended further reading, study questions, a pronunciation guide and extensive glossary of terms, all aimed at helping students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of Buddhist thought.
Categories: Religion

Good Places and Non places in Colonial Mexico

Good Places and Non places in Colonial Mexico

... which are dotted with alluring distant playgrounds with romantic names like Shambhala and Nirvana . This conventional nutshell is what we will fight against the almost ontological differentiation of rich nations — the rich are here ...

Author: Fernando Gómez

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076181924X

Category: History

Page: 318

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High state official and judge of the Supreme Court or the Segunda Audiencia, and later first bishop of the state of Michoacan, Vasco de Quiroga is still celebrated for the alternative community models he established for the Purepecha Indians in the Northwestern state of Michoacan in Mexico. This study offers the most complete approach to date to the writings directly attributed to this state official of the Spanish Empire and also to the scholarship about him. This work provides critical readings of Quiroga's texts including the Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Hospitals of Santa Fe de Mexico and Michoacan, Información en Derecho, De Debellandis Indis and the Juicio de Residencia, and relates them to more widely know figures such as Ginés de Sepúlveda, Bartolomé de las Casas, Bernal Díaz del Castillo and Francisco de Vitoria among others. This book will be of interest to all those engaged in the history of literature, legal studies, utopianism, Hispanic/Spanish studies of the Early Modern Period, Colonial Latin American Studies and Golden Age Studies.
Categories: History

Religion in Human Evolution

Religion in Human Evolution

The imagery of fire is built into the vocabulary of the systematic thought in which the concept of nirvana exists; ... intrinsic to the vocabulary of Buddhism (attachmentfuel, nirvana-quenching); it also contains—in a nutshell, or, ...

Author: Robert N. Bellah

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674063099

Category: Religion

Page: 784

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This ambitious book probes our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have imagined were worth living. Bellah’s theory goes deep into cultural and genetic evolution to identify a range of capacities (communal dancing, storytelling, theorizing) whose emergence made religious development possible in the first millennium BCE.
Categories: Religion

A Bittersweet Nirvana of Love and Disdain in Poetic Form

A Bittersweet Nirvana of Love and Disdain in Poetic Form

Itas broken dreams, nightmares, love, hate and death written in a poetic/song-type format. Some things in this book date back to about 1983 when I first got interested in writing.

Author: Matt Amato

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 1424166934

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

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In a nutshell, A Bittersweet Nirvana of Love and Disdain in Poetic Form is what the title states. Itas broken dreams, nightmares, love, hate and death written in a poetic/song-type format. Some things in this book date back to about 1983 when I first got interested in writing. Basically itas thoughtless thoughts in my timeless stupidity. Hopefully someone might actually read and enjoy it. Only time will tell.
Categories: Poetry

Readings in Eastern Religions

Readings in Eastern Religions

... i.e., the cessation of suffering or nirvana, is the subject of a discussion between King Milinda (an heir to Alexander the Great's campaign to India) and Nagasena, a Buddhist monk, who presents the Buddhist doctrine "in a nutshell.

Author: Harold G. Coward

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889209558

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Originally developed for use in introductory courses on Eastern religious traditions, this popular anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. For the second edition, the editors have added excerpts and have written introductions that provide a more comprehensive context for the readings. A section on Chan / Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, are included. A section on modern China includes a poem written by Mao, exhibiting his Daoist sensibilities. A revised chapter on Buddhism presents the voices of modern Buddhist writers, including the Dalai Lama. Throughtout the volume, reflections on the role of women in Eastern religions, as well as womens voices themselves, are added.
Categories: Religion

The Journal of the Bihar Pur vid Parishad

The Journal of the Bihar Pur  vid Parishad

Knowing and understanding so , he gives up all the attachment and craving and gradully by destroying them completely , attains the state of emancipation , i . e . , Nirvāṇa . Nirvāņa , in nutshell , is a state completely free from ...

Author: Bihar Purāvid Parishad

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4304768

Category: Bihar (India)

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Categories: Bihar (India)

The Journal of the Bihar Pur vid Parishad

The Journal of the Bihar Pur  vid Parishad

Knowing and understanding so , he gives up all the attachment and craving and gradully by destroying them completely , attains the state of emancipation , i . e . , Nirvāņa . Nirvāņa , in nutshell , is a state completely free from ...

Author: Bihar Purāvid Parishad

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020650225

Category: Bihar (India)

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Categories: Bihar (India)