Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts

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Rodmell Press, Mar 1, 2002 - Religion - 256 pages
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Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should we confess and acknowledge our ancient twisted karma? What is the significance of taking refuge in Buddha, dharma, and sangha? The author explores the ten basic precepts, including not killing, not stealing, not lying, not misusing sexuality, and not using intoxicants. A gifted storyteller, Anderson takes us to the heart of situations, where moral judgments are not easy and we do not have all the answers. With wisdom and compassion, he teaches us how to confront the emotional and ethical turmoil of our lives.
  

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User Review  - Andy Lambert - Goodreads

I really can't recommend this book enough. It has the best explanation of the Bodhisattva Precepts from a Zen perspective that I have read or heard in dharma talks. If you are interested in understanding the Zen view on the precepts check this one out. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Anderson is a senior dharma teacher and former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center. He teaches, lectures, and leads Zen practice periods.

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