The Wisdom of Buddhism

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Christmas Humphreys
Psychology Press, 1987 - Religion - 280 pages
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The wisdom of Buddhism is to be found in its Scriptures, and this book attempts to compile a selection from Buddhist writings. The Scriptures used by the Zen School of China and Japan are well represented, and chapters discuss such topics as the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, concentration and meditation, the Buddhist order, and Nirvana. In this anthology, the source of each item is given, whilst a glossary and index have been added.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE THE BUDDHA
31
The Unbom
33
46 The Truthfinder as a WayShower
35
The Buddhas Pity
36
810 The Buddha Within
37
CHAPTER TWO THE OLD WISDOM SCHOOLS
39
Go ye forth O Bhikkhus
42
The Fire Sermon
45
The Buddhas Last Words
93
From the Sutra of 42 Sections
97
FromThe Light of Asia
109
On Trust in the Heart
176
From the Platform Sutra of Hutneng
181
The Zen Teaching of Huang Po 113 I From the Chiin Chou Record
187
From the Wan Ling Record
194
Gradual and Sudden Awakening
195

What was not Taught
52
From the Potthapada Sutta
53
Vacchagotta the Wanderer is answered
54
The Simsapa Leaves
55
The Word of the Buddha concerning the Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
56
The Four Noble Truths
70
No Authority 22 The Buddhas Address to the Kalamas
71
2430 Causality
72
The Doctrine of Rebirth
75
What is Reborn
76
The Self and the NotSelf
77
The Self is Empty
78
The Person as a Chariot
79
When the Fire goes out
80
Self Dies with Ignorance
81
Kisagotami and the Mustard Seed
83
The Parable of the Raft
85
The Buddhist Life
86
The Purpose of the Buddhist Life
87
Getting Rid
88
Progress is Gradual
89
Boundless Goodwill
90
Fellowship with Beauty
91
From the Shodoka of Yoka Daishi
196
From the Path to Sudden Attainment of Hui Hai
197
From the Blue Cliff Records Hekigan Roku
202
From the Gateless Gate Mumon Kwan
205
DaiO Kokushi On Zen
209
CHAPTER six THE BUDDHISM OF TIBET
211
Milarepa and the Novices
213
From the Precepts of the Gurus
214
From the Song of Saraha
219
From The Buddhas Law among the Birds
220
FromThe Voice of the Silence
222
CHAPTER SEVEN CONCENTRATION AND MEDITATION
231
The Advantages of Meditation
233
How to Begin
234
The Use of Breathing
235
Virtue and Meditation
237
The Four Methods of Mindfulness
238
Inward Peace
243
Transparent Luminosity of Mind
244
The Essence of Mind
245
Hakuins Song of Meditation
246
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About the author (1987)

Christmas Humphreys was the founder of the Buddhist Society, London. Stephen Hodge has published 12 books on Buddhism, philosphy and oriental languages.

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