Download A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras: Selections from the by Garma C.C. Chang PDF

  • admin
  • March 29, 2017
  • Sacred Writings
  • Comments Off on Download A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras: Selections from the by Garma C.C. Chang PDF

By Garma C.C. Chang

The Maharatnakuta Sutra is without doubt one of the 5 significant sutra teams within the Mahayana canon. Of the 2 nice faculties of Buddhism, Mahayana has the best variety of adherents around the world -- it prevails one of the chinese language, jap, Koreans, Tibetans, and Vietnamese -- and includes inside of it a couple of hobbies, significantly Zen, that have been of starting to be curiosity within the West in contemporary many years.

Show description

Read or Download A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras: Selections from the Maharatnakuta Sutra PDF

Similar sacred writings books

The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli the Karaite on the Book of Esther (Etudes Sur Le Judaisme Medieval) (v. 1)

This quantity contains an version, translated into English and with an in depth creation, of the Arabic translation and statement at the publication of Esther through one of many preeminent litterateurs of the Karaite "Golden Age" (10th-11th centuries), Yefet ben 'Eli ha-Levi. Yefet's textual content represents the 1st thoroughly extant, dedicated statement on Esther and, therefore, offers interesting perception into the heritage and improvement of exegetical suggestion in this publication, either one of the Karaites in addition to the Rabbanites.

The Bhagavad-Gita For Children

With creation, A Lucid,Simple English Rendition ofOver four hundred chosen Gita Verses,Illustrated With 26 tales. SuitableFor young children Grades seventh and Above. A meditation approach and simplemantras also are integrated.

Numerical Sayings in the Old Testament: A Form-critical Study

One of many fresh accomplishments of Biblical scholarship is the systematic and distinct description of the oral and literary styles present in the outdated testomony. It used to be Hermann Gunkel (1862-1932) who initiated the form-critical process, thereby including to the exegetical instruments of Biblical scholarship an software which proves to be a good assist in the translation of the outdated testomony.

Upanishads

An Upanisad is a instructing consultation with a guru, and the 13 texts of the primary Upanisads which contain this quantity shape a sequence of philosophical discourses among instructor and pupil that query the interior which means of the area. Composed starting round the 8th century BCE, the Upanisads were imperative to the advance of Hinduism, exploring its significant doctrines: rebirth, karma, overcoming demise, and reaching detachment, equilibrium, and non secular bliss.

Extra info for A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras: Selections from the Maharatnakuta Sutra

Example text

W hat are the four? B h a d r a ’s A t t a i n m e n t (1) (2) (3) (4) of Buddhahood 17 T o stay aw ay from noisy crowds; to delight in quietude and pcacc; to be m entally undistractcd; and to increase o n e ’s good roots. “M oreover, there arc four things that a Bodhisattva should cultivate well in 'i e r to have right thought. W hat are the four? 1) T o suffer willingly the pain o f sariisara for innum erable kalpas, even for the sake o f only one sentient being; (2) to k n o w the different natures and characters o f the sentient beings before teaching them the Dharm a to rid them o f afflictions; (3) to eradicate all evil, cultivate all virtues, subdue the arm y o f demons, and realize supreme enlightenment; and (4) to teach, w ith one pure voicc, the esscncc o f the D harm a to the countless sentient beings in a billion-w orld universe.

T o avoid later complications and poisible m isundcrsundings. wc translate these tw o term s on the basis o f this principle. M r. Mtao is fully aware o f this principle, but disagrees with Us application in Chapter 12. See _A Discourse on Ready Eloquence** below, note 2. ) 17. According to Buddhist tradition, attachment co chc bliss o f m cdiution can lead 4 m cdttitor to rebtnh m (he dhySna heavens. Birth in the heavens is n d to be sought for several reasons. O ne cannot gam supreme enlightenm ent if one is i god in heaven.

Such a D h arm a can n o t be d am ­ aged or destroyed. " Then the W orld-H onored One smiled graciously and em itted from his fore­ head blue, yellow, red, white, and crystalline lights. T he lights illuminated all the num erous lands, reaching as high as the B rahm a Heaven, then returned and entered the top o f the B u d d h a’s head. ” T he B uddha replied, “I recall that, in the past, a thousand Tathagatas also taught this D h arm a here, and cach o f those assemblies was also led by a layw om an nam ed Garigottara.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 16 votes