Download A Scripture of the Ancient Tantra Collection: The Phur-pa by Dr Robert Mayer PDF

By Dr Robert Mayer

Approximately part the quantity is taken up by way of an difficult Tibetan textual content variation of 4 chapters from the Phur pa bcu gnyis (PCN), a well known yet up to now little-studied tantric textual content of the Nying-ma-pa institution of Tibetan Buddhism, followed by way of a long and hugely technical dialogue of the issues inquisitive about modifying texts of this kind ...The introductory fabric of Mayer's booklet offers a masterly and unique precis of the problems raised via those difficulties. The questions concerned, these of canonicity, authenticity, imaginative and prescient and revelation, are very important to the knowledge of Tibetan and different traditions of Buddhism within the west. Mayer's e-book is the 1st gigantic try and current an total photo of those matters ...Appealing to scholars of Tibetan Buddhism to expand their horizons, Mayer presents amazing proof of the benefits in doing so ...He units this paintings in a vast highbrow framework drawn from the sociology of faith.

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Download From Jewish Magic to Gnosticism by Attilio Mastrocinque PDF

By Attilio Mastrocinque

Attilio Mastrocinque examines the intriquing hyperlink among magic and Gnosticism. there have been major the reason why Christian thinkers pointed out Gnosticism with magic: the truth that the roots of Gnosticisim lay within the Hellenistic Judaism inspired through the Chaldeans and the Magi, and the necessity felt via orthodox Christians to tell apart themselves from Christian Gnostics via proving that the latter have been magicians.

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Download Temple Portals: Studies in Aggadah and Midrash in the Zohar by Oded Yisraeli, Liat Keren PDF

By Oded Yisraeli, Liat Keren

This monograph discusses the Zohar, an important e-book of the Kabbalah, as a past due strata of the Midrashic literature. the writer concentrates at the 'expanded' biblical tales within the Zohar and on its dating to the traditional Talmudic Aggadah. The analytical and important exam of those biblical topics unearths points of continuity and alter within the background of the outdated Aggadic tale and its method into the Zoharic corpus.

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Download Buddhist Sutras: Origin, Development, Transmission by Rebecca Davis, Kogen Mizuno, Morio Takanashi, Koichiro PDF

By Rebecca Davis, Kogen Mizuno, Morio Takanashi, Koichiro Yoshida, Takahiro Matsumura, Kazumasa Osaka

This publication bargains an engrossing account either one of the foundation and improvement of the sutras and of the priests who braved perilous trips and mastered unusual languages so one can hold the sutras to new lands.

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Download As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval by Eitan P. Fishbane PDF

By Eitan P. Fishbane

As mild prior to sunrise explores the paranormal considered Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, an enormous medieval kabbalist whose paintings has beforehand got quite little realization. via attention of an in depth literary corpus, together with a lot that also is still in manuscript, this examine examines an array of issues and questions that experience nice applicability to the comparative research of mysticism and the wider learn of faith. those contain prayer and the character of mystical event; meditative focus directed to God; and the facility of psychological purpose, authority, creativity, and the transmission of knowledge.

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Download The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: A by David Janzen PDF

By David Janzen

This paintings makes use of anthropological concept and box experiences to enquire the social functionality and which means of sacrifice. All rituals, together with sacrifice, speak social ideals and morality, yet those can't be decided outdoor of a learn of the social context. therefore, there is not any unmarried reason behind sacrifice - comparable to these complex by means of René Girard or Walter Burkert or late-19th and early-20th century students. The ebook then examines 4 varied writings within the Hebrew Bible - the Priestly Writing, the Deuteronomistic background, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles - to illustrate how varied social origins lead to diversified social meanings of sacrifice.

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Download Jewish Wisdom for Business Success: Lessons from the Torah by Levi Brackman PDF

By Levi Brackman

Sacred Jewish texts reminiscent of the Torah and the Kabbalah have lengthy been con-sid-ered repositories of a few of the best knowledge ever assembled. but purely the neatest and such a lot winning company execs reap the benefits of those robust collections of recommendation. utilizing real-world enterprise events as illustrative examples, this booklet unearths a four-thousand-year-old blueprint for achievement.

Readers will locate useful insights on:

conquering worry - harnessing will energy - elimination ego from the equation - mas-tering negotiation concepts - facing failure - using religious entre-preneurship - harvesting the ability of positivity - and discovering definitely the right stability of personality qualities to achieve any occupation or enterprise enterprise

the traditional Jewish writings comprise a breadth of information a person can use, in company and in existence. This enlightening and useful advisor provides readers the path they should make it paintings for them.

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