While the notion that “happiness can found within oneself” has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness ...
Author: Woody Hochswender
Publisher: Middleway Press
While the notion that “happiness can found within oneself” has recently become popular, Buddhism has taught for thousands of years that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness. Through real-life examples, the authors explain how adopting this outlook has positive effects on one’s health, relationships, and career, and gives new insights into world environmental concerns, peace issues, and other major social problems.
This book is a sophisticated but accessible introduction to Buddhism, as well as an in-depth study of Buddhism in the Samurai period.
Author: Woody Hochswender
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
This book is a sophisticated but accessible introduction to Buddhism, as well as an in-depth study of Buddhism in the Samurai period. Hochswender again focuses on the philosophy of Nichiren and applies its principles to everyday issues ranging from health to careers to family problems.
And he taught further, “Buddha originates in your own nature. There is no need to
seek outside yourself.” He also said, “Ignorant people chant in the hope of being
born in the Pure Land, or Land of Utmost Bliss, but true practitioners only focus ...
Author: Boep Joeng
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
The sacred radiance of our original nature never darkens. It has shined forth since beginningless time. Do you wish to enter the gate that leads to this? Simply do not give rise to conceptual thinking. Zen Master So Sahn (1520–1604) is a towering figure in the history of Korean Zen. In this treasure-text, he presents in simple yet beautiful language the core principles and teachings of Zen. Each section opens with a quotation—drawn from classical scriptures, teachings, and anecdotes—followed by the author’s commentary and verse. Originally written in Chinese, the text was translated into Korean in the mid-twentieth century by the celebrated Korean monk Boep Joeng. An American Zen monk, Hyon Gak, has translated it into English.
The self does not really need to know about it and is only likely to get in the way. The performance of a role is most fluid when self-consciousness drops away. We
can also analyze this from the perspective of the non-Buddha. The non-Buddha ...
Author: David Brazier
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
This new commentary by Buddhist teacher and author David Brazier draws back the curtain revealing the deeper meaning of the text in language that will be as transparent to the general reader as it is informative to the specialist.
Through personal experiences, this anthology illuminates how the practice of Nichiren Buddhism has changed people’s lives for the better.
Author: Zan Gaudioso
Publisher: Middleway Press
Through personal experiences, this anthology illuminates how the practice of Nichiren Buddhism has changed people’s lives for the better. These first-person narratives—representing people from all across the country of various ages and ethnic backgrounds—examine the challenges of daily life associated with health, relationships, career, and aging, and the ensuing experiences of hope, success, inspiration, and personal enlightenment that come about as a result of living as Nichiren Buddhists.
Second Buddha, your Manasarovar lake of vast kindness is of a depth hard to
fathom; watch over us Padmākara. Master and father of every buddha, hair tied in
five places, deliberately come to and perform the dance of the robed monk with ...
Author: Sangye Desi Gyatso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Composed while its author was the ruler of Tibet, Mirror of Beryl is a detailed account of the origins and history of medicine in Tibet through the end of the seventeenth century. Its author, Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653 - 1705), was the heart disciple and political successor of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama and the author of several highly regarded works on Tibetan medicine, including his Blue Beryl, a commentary on the foundational text of Tibetan medicine, The Four Tantras. In the present historical introduction, Sangye Gyatso traces the sources of influence on Tibetan medicine to classical India, China, Central Asia, and beyond, providing life stories, extensive references to earlier Tibetan works on medicine, and fascinating details about the Tibetan approach to healing. He also provides a commentary on the pratimoksha, bodhisattva, and tantric Buddhist vows. Desi Sangye Gyatso's Mirror of Beryl remains today an essential resource for students of medical science in Tibet.
The more charity, the more peace. ' Love your neighbour as yourself. ' Blessed
are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. Jesus Christ Buddhism is based on the teachings of Gautam Buddha. The Dhammapada and the ...
Author: Asha Prabhakar
Publisher: Goyal Brothers Prakashan
The Mirror of Values’ (Books 1 to 8) is based on the guidelines listed in a section called the Art of Healthy and Productive Living in the National Curriculum Framework. It aims to develop a strong foundation of life skills and moral values so that the children are equipped to face any moral dilemma with courage and confidence. Through deeply inspiring stories drawn from everyday life and from the lives of great individuals, poems and anecdotes, we have tried to inculcate values like honesty, kindness, truthfulness, courtesy, dignity of labour, patriotism, etc. Stimulating activities have been given at the end of each lesson which make learning truly an enjoyable experience. Our aim has been to teach the Art of Living to the children. At the end of Books 6, 7 and 8, we have provided posters which can be framed and displayed at home. These posters are beautifully illustrated, cover important themes and are highly inspirational in nature.
According to the earliest version of the text, Huineng responds, “Bodhi originally
has no tree, / The mirror also has no stand. / Buddha nature is always clean and
pure; / Where is there room for dust?” (Yampolsky 1967, Iv, 132). Note that here ...
Author: Steven M. Emmanuel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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
My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior
Therapy, Buddhism, and Kiera Van Gelder. and splash my face with cold water. I
stare in the mirror and whisper, “It's okay, it's okay.” Yet I imagine Gail pulling ...
Author: Kiera Van Gelder
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.
The devotee is advised to concentrate and put himself into a trance so that he
may obtain a dreamlike vision of the Buddha analogous to "a reflection in the mirror." The hallucinatory mode of perception and oneiric quality of the vision are
Author: Eugene Yuejin Wang
Publisher: University of Washington Press
The Lotus Sutra has been the most widely read and most revered Buddhist scripture in East Asia since its translation in the third century. The miracles and parables in the "king of sutras" inspired a variety of images in China, in particular the sweeping compositions known as transformation tableaux that developed between the seventh and ninth centuries. Surviving examples in murals painted on cave walls or carved in relief on Buddhist monuments depict celestial journeys, bodily metamorphoses, cycles of rebirth, and the achievement of nirvana. Yet the cosmos revealed in these tableaux is strikingly different from that found in the text of the sutra. Shaping the Lotus Sutra explores this visual world. Challenging long-held assumptions about Buddhist art, Eugene Wang treats it as a window to an animated and spirited world. Rather than focus on individual murals as isolated compositions, Wang views the entire body of pictures adorning a cave shrine or a pagoda as a visual mapping of an imaginary topography that encompasses different temporal and spatial domains. He demonstrates that the text of the Lotus Sutra does not fully explain the pictures and that a picture, or a series of them, constitutes its own "text." In exploring how religious pictures sublimate cultural aspirations, he shows that they can serve both political and religious agendas and that different social forces can co-exist within the same visual program. These pictures inspired meditative journeys through sophisticated formal devices such as mirroring, mapping, and spatial programming - analytical categories newly identified by Wang. The book examines murals in cave shrines at Binglingsi and Dunhuang in northwestern China and relief sculptures in the grottoes of Yungang in Shanxi, on stelae from Sichuan, and on the Dragon-and-Tiger pagoda in Shandong, among other sites. By tracing formal impulses in medieval Chinese picture-making, such as topographic mapping and pictorial illusionism, the author pieces together a wide range of visual evidence and textual sources to reconstruct the medieval Chinese cognitive style and mental world. The book is ultimately a history of the Chinese imagination. Read an interview with the author: http://dgeneratefilms.com/cinematalk/cinematalk-interview-with-professor-eugene-wang-on-chinese-art-and-film/
If something comes, the mirror reflects; if it disappears the mirror just lets it
disappear . . . no traces of anything are left behind. Such non-attachment, the ...
working of a mirror is compared here to the pure and lucid wisdom of Buddha.” (
Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Merton, one of the rare Western thinkers able to feel at home in the philosophies of the East, made the wisdom of Asia available to Westerners. "Zen enriches no one," Thomas Merton provocatively writes in his opening statement to Zen and the Birds of Appetite--one of the last books to be published before his death in 1968. "There is no body to be found. The birds may come and circle for a while... but they soon go elsewhere. When they are gone, the 'nothing,' the 'no-body' that was there, suddenly appears. That is Zen. It was there all the time but the scavengers missed it, because it was not their kind of prey." This gets at the humor, paradox, and joy that one feels in Merton's discoveries of Zen during the last years of his life, a joy very much present in this collection of essays. Exploring the relationship between Christianity and Zen, especially through his dialogue with the great Zen teacher D.T. Suzuki, the book makes an excellent introduction to a comparative study of these two traditions, as well as giving the reader a strong taste of the mature Merton. Never does one feel him losing his own faith in these pages; rather one feels that faith getting deeply clarified and affirmed. Just as the body of "Zen" cannot be found by the scavengers, so too, Merton suggests, with the eternal truth of Christ.
In the mirror he sees Parsifal approaching and summons a reluctant Kundry to
work her wiles on the innocent boy . The idea that Klingsor should ... A mirror , on
the other hand , features in Buddhist scriptures . In these we read of the King of ...
Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Parsifal was Richard Wagner's last opera, and many consider it his most beautiful and moving work. Peter Bassett, author of the highly successful A RING FOR THE MILLENNIUM, has made a special study of Parsifal, looking particularly at the relationship between Wagner's sources and his text and identifying important thematic connections with other works, notably DER RING DES NIBELUNG. This guide - which includes a translation of the libretto - will be invaluable to those new to Parsifal, but will also provide fresh insights for readers who are already familiar with Wagner's final work. This new edition is illustrated with historical photographs and a new format.
They hear the change in the voice of the earth.” “Like you,” Halima said. “No,”
Sebastian said humbly. “Those whose statues stand in the Arcis Chamber:
Yeshua, Buddha, Germaine . . .” “Don't forget the Lady of Light,” Halima added. “
Yes, her ...
Author: T. R. Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Following Journey Into the Flame—“a spiritual adventure of the first order” (New York Times bestselling author Felix Palma)—comes the second part in a post-apocalyptic trilogy about a set of ancient books that hold the key to humanity’s survival. In 2030, after the Great Disruption brought humanity to the brink of a second dark age, the Chronicles of Satraya were discovered, restoring hope in the world. But the secret powers in their pages remained largely unknown. There were some, however, who understood them. The Reges Hominum, the Kings of Men, a clandestine group influencing history from the shadows, sought to use their hidden gifts to regain world control. But their plans were foiled by an unlikely group: Alain Perrot, an eccentric old man and former member of the Council of Satraya; Special Agent Valerie Perrot, his daughter; and Logan Ford, a young painter who discovered he was the son of one of the Chronicles’ original finders, long since murdered in an effort to protect them. Soon, seemingly unrelated global events pull Logan and his allies into another contest with those enemies determined to bring a rising world back down. The earth’s still-recovering energy supply is put at risk. Illnesses spread. Earthquakes without epicenters shatter the land. And the only things holding the world together are the Chronicles, connected to a series of scattered, hidden mirrors around the globe. With T.R. Williams’s trademark excitement, mystery, magic, and deep wisdom, the second book in the Rising World trilogy ensures that you will never look at your reflection the same way again.
Release on 2006-11-08 | by Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Middleway Press. Kane, D., & Thomas, B. (2000). Nursing and the “F” word.
Nursing Forum,35(2), 17–24. Lather, P. (2001). Postbook: Working the ruins of
Author: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This timely volume in the Springer Annual Review of Nursing Education series reflects the hottest issues and trends igniting national discourse today. Written by nurse educators and focused on the practice of teaching across settings, the Annual Review provides educators in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs, staff development, and continuing education with an array of strategies to expand their horizons and enrich their teaching. From the lessons nurse educators and students learned in surviving the Gulf coast hurricanes to the impact of foreign nurses' immigration on American nursing education, Volume 5 presents topics in the vanguard of nursing education concerns. Topics included in this volume: Standardized patients in nursing education Strategy for teaching cultural competence Managing difficult student situations Challenges calling American nurses to think and act globally Using benchmarking for continuous quality improvement E-portfolios in nursing education
Find Enlightenment to Heal Your Life Corinne Urakawa ... Is it your fault? Is it your
family's fault? You will never find the reason why nobody loves you. Your words
are right. Nobody loves you. If you don't ... Your present situation is your mirror.
Author: Corinne Urakawa
Publisher: Balboa Press
When you read Buddha's messages, you will connect with the Buddha's energy to activate Buddha consciousness in your heart that you already have. That will shift your mind and soul and consciousness. Buddha's 108 messages can lead you to understand the following: * How to create real happiness in your life. * How to open your possibilities. * How to get through your time of difficulties or suffering. * Why karma was created in your life. * How to purify your past. * About spiritual world or the soul's secrets. * After life and death of humans and animals. * How to get help from heaven. Whenever you think, you are protected and guided by Buddha. Buddha is always staying with you. Buddha is in your heart.
“How can your polishing make that tile a mirror?" asked Baso. “How can your
zazen make you a buddha?" asked his teacher. In this dialogue, the tile stands
for an ordinary person, while the mirror stands for a buddha. But if you believe a ...
Author: Dainin Katagiri
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Dainin Katagiri (1928?1990) was a central figure in the transmission of Zen in America. His first book, Returning to Silence, emphasized the need to return to our original, enlightened state of being, and became one of the classics of Zen in America. In You Have to Say Something, selections from his talks have been collected to address another key theme of Katagiri's teaching: that of bringing Zen insight to bear on our everyday experience. "To live life fully," Katagiri says, "means to take care of your life day by day, moment to moment, right here, right now." To do this, he teaches, we must plunge into our life completely, bringing to it the same wholeheartedness that is required in Zen meditation. When we approach life in this way, every activity—everything we do, everything we say—becomes an opportunity for manifesting our own innate wisdom. With extraordinary freshness and immediacy, Katagiri shows the reader how this wisdom not only enlivens our spiritual practice but can help make our life a rich, seamless whole.
This is not a choice of “religious conversion”, but the choice to be more “Christ-
like,” more “Buddha-like,” more “Allah-like.” This means to recognize our “
Oneness” with Divine energy. Every major faith speaks of God as the indwelling
Author: Dr. J.J. Meier
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
For many people, the concept of a Divine Spirit is elusive. Many question who or what God is. In todays chaotic world, its no wonder we have questions. The issues we face, from personal to global, disconnect us physically and detach us from our spiritual energy. J.J. Meier has written God in the Mirror to reconnect us to the Universe, to reflect a new vision of God and, ultimately, a new vision of you. Using spiritual concepts from world religions, Dr. Meier examines our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual natures, including our health, our energy level, and our ability to love and forgiveessentially, the layers of our Being. Because your world reflects the state of YOU, you can choose to change your individual state anytime. Life can be full of wonder and delight, joy and forgiveness, love and bliss. God in the Mirror guides you on a journey that starts in your mind, travels through your heart, and settles into your soul. This book is rich with insights that lead to realizations that each of us is a reflection of the God Source; ever connected and never separated.
He offered this gatha: The body is the bodhi tree. The mind is a great bright mirror
. Every day you have to wipe it clean so that dust will not cover the mirror. This
poem is very good in terms of practice. Our mind tends to be clouded with craving
Author: Thich Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
Expands on the themes in Understanding Our Mind to consider such topics as the plausibility of free will and the role of the mind in promoting personal happiness in a spiritual primer that discusses the connection between psychology, neuroscience, and meditation while introducing basic Buddhist practices. Original.
Yet it has the same of kamma energy of the last being. With regard to this rebirth
consciousness there are four known analogies, echo, flame, impression of a seal
and reflection in the mirror. Echo is reflection or repetition of a sound produced ...
Because of the mirror-world, techniques like creative visualization, affirmations,
and meditation—in which you process negative sentiments ... The curved
trajectory of light reflected in two mirrors. The lying-down Buddha of the
Author: Stuart Wilde
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
For decades, modern seekers have experimented and studied with many diverse teachers and religions, but Stuart Wilde says in that toward the end of a long spiritual journey we all seek the same thing: redemption. None of us is perfect, and yet through embracing that imperfection and reconciling it, we become a complete being—encompassing both the light and the dark. As Stuart says: "Many mystics, holy people, and even the Hopi Indians have predicted a new age of enlightenment, and they are not wrong in my view. It has arrived, and with it has come a whole host of fascinating phenomena never seen before. We are stepping into a magical new era . . . the age of forgiveness." It is when the ivory tower of the ego’s ideas falls that we can then embrace a new humility, allowing us to become ever more genuine, compassionate, and real. In this fascinating book, Stuart makes the point that the process of redemption and forgiveness comes from incorporating the Three Graces in one’s heart: tenderness, generosity, and respect.