An Introduction to Buddhism



Teachings, History and Practices

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China”,439],”50″: [3,”Sources and writers”,144],”157″: [2,”Approaches Beginning with Vipassanā in Southern Buddhism”,364],”46″: [2,”The rise of the Mahāyāna”,138],”59″: [2,”The Yogācāra school”,157],”23″: [3,”The implications of the rebirth perspective”,68],”188″: [3,”Malaysia and Indonesia”,431],”164″: [3,”Mantras, mudrās and the yidam”,378],”85″: [2,”The Mahāyāna Pantheon”,202],”215″: [1,”Appendix II„ Web Resources”,493],”17″: [3,”The passing away of the Buddha”,56],”22″: [3,”The questions of a creator God and the origins of human life”,66],”37″: [3,”Nirvā&ndotbelow;a as an object of insight”,110],”64″: [3,”The world as ‘thought-only’”,163],”139″: [2,”Nuns”,328],”105″: [3,”Early history”,256],”184″: [3,”Thailand”,415],”82″: [3,”Pure Lands and other Buddha-fields”,192],”127″: [2,”Keeping the Precepts”,298],”109″: [3,”Later history”,264],”52″: [3,”Empty dharmas and Conditioned Arising”,146],”34″: [3,”Nirvā&ndotbelow;a during life”,104],”190″: [3,”Japan”,433],”165″: [3,”Ma&ndotbelow;&ddotbelow;alas”,379],”221″: [2,”Eastern Buddhism”,496],”113″: [2,”Bowing, Offerings and Chanting”,270],”153″: [3,”The five hindrances and access concentration”,358],”39″: [1,”Chapter 4 Early Developments in Buddhism “,118],”110″: [2,”Overview and Comparative Reflections”,265],”209″: [3,”The USA”,461],”7″: [1,”Introduction”,31],”163″: [2,”Tantric Visualizations”,377],”132″: [2,”Lovingkindness and Compassion”,308],”69″: [3,”Tathāgata-garbha sources”,168],”72″: [3,”Tathāgata-garbha thought in relation to the Mādhyamika and Yogācāra”,172],”43″: [2,”The three aspirations, Jātakas and Avadānas”,129],”160″: [3,”The seven stages of purification”,369],”83″: [3,”The huge life-span of Buddhas”,193],”183″: [3,”Sri Lanka”,407],”57″: [3,”Nirvā&ndotbelow;a and sa&mdotbelow;sāra”,155],”118″: [3,”Avalokiteśvara”,280],”94″: [2,”South-East Asia Excluding Vietnam”,229],”131″: [3,”Taking extra precepts”,307],”200″: [3,”Bhutan, northern India and Nepal”,447],”4″: [1,”Preface to the Second 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Buddhism”,443],”21″: [2,”Rebirth and cosmology”,62],”101″: [3,”The Chan school”,247],”224″: [1,”Index”,521],”80″: [3,”The perfections and stages of the Bodhisattva”,183],”169″: [2,”Tantric Techniques of Spontaneity”,387],”29″: [3,”The five bundles of grasping-fuel: the factors of personality”,85],”78″: [2,”The Path of the Bodhisattva”,181],”140″: [2,”The Economic Base of the Monastic Life”,332],”18″: [2,”The nature and role of the Buddha”,57],”219″: [2,”General Mahāyāna, especially texts”,495],”61″: [3,”The Yogācāra orientation”,158],”6″: [1,”Abbreviations”,23],”117″: [2,”Some Mahāyāna Focuses of Devotion”,280],”223″: [1,”Bibliography”,498],”0″: [1,”Cover”,1],”122″: [2,”Pilgrimage”,288],”104″: [2,”Japan”,256],”88″: [3,”The phases of tantric texts, and the Vajrayāna”,212],”13″: [3,”The renunciation and quest for awakening”,47],”54″: [3,”Emptiness”,150],”119″: [3,”Amitabhā”,285],”20″: [1,”Chapter 2 Early Buddhist Teachings: Rebirth and Karma “,62],”150″: [2,”Approaches Beginning with 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[3,”Sudden awakenings”,400],”126″: [2,”Giving”,297],”97″: [2,”China”,240],”89″: [3,”Tantric deities and adepts”,215],”220″: [2,”Northern Buddhism”,495],”212″: [3,”Continental Europe”,481],”58″: [3,”Self-emptiness and other-emptiness”,156],”146″: [1,”Chapter 11 Buddhist Practice: Meditation and Cultivation of Experience-Based Wisdom”,348],”114″: [2,”The Refuges”,274],”217″: [2,”Free online journals and e-texts of print journals”,494],”205″: [2,”The Internet, Films and Music”,454],”173″: [3,”Just Sitting”,392],”147″: [2,”The Approach to Meditation”,349],”25″: [3,”Generating and sharing karmic fruitfulness or ‘merit’”,73],”86″: [2,”The Tantric Perspective”,210],”19″: [2,”The nature and style of the Buddha’s teaching”,59],”128″: [3,”The first precept”,301],”155″: [3,”Cessation and the higher knowledges”,361],”137″: [2,”The Monastic Code of Discipline”,319],”207″: [2,”Categories of Buddhists, and their Characteristics and Numbers”,457],”216″: [2,”General links and resources”,493],”199″: [3,”Mongolia and related regions”,447],”195″: [3,”Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines”,443],”74″: [3,”East Asian developments”,175],”3″: [1,”Tables”,15],”134″: [2,”The Ethics of Social Relationships”,312],”135″: [1,”Chapter 10 Buddhist Practice: The Sa&ndotabove ;gha “,317],”177″: [3,”Kenshō”,399],”31″: [2,”The second True Reality for the Spiritually Ennobled: the origin of the painful”,92],”180″: [3,”The meditative arts of Zen”,402],”116″: [2,”Protective Chanting”,279],”81″: [2,”Mahayana Buddhology: Expansion with Regard to the Number, Location, Life-Span and Nature of Buddhas”,191],”148″: [2,”Qualities to be Developed by Meditation”,351],”161″: [2,”The Classical Path of Śamatha and vipaśyanā in Northern and Eastern Buddhism”,370],”1″: [1,”Contents”,9],”62″: [3,”The Yogācāra and the Mādhyamika views of each other”,160],”156″: [2,”The Contributions of Samatha and Vipassanā Meditation in Southern Buddhism”,362],”11″: [3,”The 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