Study and Practice of Meditation: Tibetan Interpretations Of The Concentrations And Formless Absorptions

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Shambhala, 16 abr. 2009 - 520 páginas
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Study and Practice of Meditation gives a vivid and detailed account of the meditative practices necessary to develop a calm, alert mind that is capable of penetrating the depths of reality. The Buddhist meditative states known as the concentrations and formless absorptions are best known in the West from Theravada scriptures and from Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Manifest Knowledge. In this book the reader is exposed to Tibetan Buddhist views on the mental states attained through meditation as described by three contemporary Tibetan lamas. The book discusses the ways in which certain meditative states act as bases of the spiritual path as well as the nature of meditative calm and the prerequisites for cultivating and attaining it. In addition to reviewing and translating Tibetan sources, the author considers their major Indian antecedents and draws comparisons with Theravadin presentations.
 

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Geluk Presentations of the Concentrations and Formless
11
The Physical Bases of the Concentrations and Formless
31
Mindfulness of Breathing in Sixteen Aspects Three Presentations 121
39
Mental Bases
49
Entity Prerequisites Posture
63
I
81
II105
105
Objects of Observation
135
The Fourth Attribute of Preparatory Training Skill in the Causes of Calm Abiding and Special Insight
185
Cyclic Existence The Three Realms and Nine Levels
192
Afflictive Emotions to be Abandoned in Terms of the Three Realms and Nine Levels
193
Relationship between the Seven Preparations and the Seven Mental Contemplations
197
The Five Faults Related to the Desire Realm
204
Preparations for the First Concentration
218
The Meditative Absorptions of the Concentrations and Formless
239
Branches of the Concentrations
253

The Cultivation and Attainment of Calm Abiding
137
Faults of Meditative Stabilization and Their Antidotes
138
States and Factors in Achieving Calm Abiding
158
Stages of the Generation and Cessation of the Pliancies
169
Stages of the Generation and Cessation of the Pliancies rearranged to show correspondence
170
The Preparations for the Concentrations and Formless
183
The Four Attributes of Preparatory Training
184
The Concentrations and Formless Absorptions in the Life
269
The Concentrations and Formless Absorptions in Geluk Monastic
291
Translations
325
Konchokjikmaywangpos Condensed Statement ofjamyangshaypas
351
Enumeration of the Meditative Stabilizations of Buddhas
445
List of Abbreviations
499
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