Nirvana in a Nutshell offers over 150 Zen meditations to help you discover what you might be doing (or not doing) in your life to sabotage your goal of reaching inner peace, your own personal paradise.
Author: Scott Shaw
Publisher: Red Wheel
Nirvana is. You are. Be enlightenment. Nirvana is not to be found in the fulfillment of endless desires, the analysis of profound thoughts, or even hours, days, or years of meditative contemplation. In fact, it is the very act of seeking to obtain happiness, peace, and enlightenment that keeps them out of reach. Nirvana in a Nutshell offers over 150 Zen meditations to help you discover what you might be doing (or not doing) in your life to sabotage your goal of reaching inner peace, your own personal paradise. Let go of the quest and become that which you truly seek and you will find your own Nirvana. Nirvana is the state of grace where there is no longer any physical suffering, mental anguish, or unanswered questions. Many assume that the only way to achieve that magical state is if they walk away from the world and enter "the spiritual path." But conflict is a part of life - any kind of life. If you allow your peace to be taken away from you by external occurrences or internal disharmony then you will never know contentment. Peace is an inner triumph. Nirvana is not known, because it has been propagated as the ultimate obtainment. It has been made a desire. But, as Siddhartha Guatama stated, "The cause of suffering is desire." Scott Shaw contends that people are looking for contentment in all the wrong places.
Leaning back on some pillows , staring at the black - light poster in your bedroom
, and listening to a mega - song on your headphones - in a nutshell , that was
nirvana in the 1970s . There was the holy water of the bong , the smoking ...
Author: Eric Lefcowitz
Publisher: Byron Preiss Graphic Novels
An in-depth account of the "grooviest" decade of music includes a CD of classic 70s tunes and interviews, with a history of the period
Itas broken dreams, nightmares, love, hate and death written in a poetic/song-type format. Some things in this book date back to about 1983 when I first got interested in writing.
Author: Matt Amato
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
In a nutshell, A Bittersweet Nirvana of Love and Disdain in Poetic Form is what the title states. Itas broken dreams, nightmares, love, hate and death written in a poetic/song-type format. Some things in this book date back to about 1983 when I first got interested in writing. Basically itas thoughtless thoughts in my timeless stupidity. Hopefully someone might actually read and enjoy it. Only time will tell.
( This event was called his pari - nirvana in the Buddhist version ) . ... When
asked , by Muslim Arabs what this was all about , Mukhtār said he was
addressing the “ throne of ' Ali ” , which , in a nutshell , is how Shi ' ism came
about ) . The Bēma ...
Author: Cyril Glassé
The first edition of the Encyclopaedia won worldwide acclaim. As a western scholar of the Islamic faith, Cyril Glassé straddle both cultures and has a respect for and an understanding of both the currrent Islamic world and its complex past. This unique single-volume work covers the contemporary Islamic scene, which includes a substantial entry on the Taliban. This new edition also contains an extensively revised chronology which spans the history of Islam, from its origins through developments in the Muslim world today.
unconsciousness at will for a period , as he did shortly before the moment of
death , but again , that is not to be confused with nirvāna . What then is nirvāna ?
In a nutshell , it is complete eradication of all grasping , all hatred , and all
Author: J. S. Krüger
This introduction covers the following background themes pertaining to early Buddhism: the basic characteristics of Buddhism generally, the development and spread of Buddhism as a universal religion, and India before and during the Buddha's lifetime. The life of the Buddha, and the organisation and history of the early community of disciples are discussed. The major part of the book deals with early Buddhist teaching: the human condition and liberation, human nature and composition, and human fate and freedom. In addition, Buddhist meditation, aesthetics, ethics and metaphysics, and Buddhist views on the afterlife and the nature of nirvana are outlined. The book will enable the reader to sense the aura of this ancient, noble and gentle religion.
Together the book and the online course provide a comprehensive overview of Buddhism as taught and practiced in the Tibetan Mahayana tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa (Gelug).
Author: Lama Thubten Yeshe
This ebook combines well-chosen essential teachings by the Tibetan masters Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche supplemented with teachings by American nun, Ven. Amy Miller, to provide a wonderful overview of many of the key points of the path to enlightenment (lamrim). This title covers the following topics: - What is Buddhism? - Who was the Buddha? - What is Dharma? - What is Buddhist Refuge? - The Fundamentals of Karma - What are the Four Noble Truths? - What is Meditation? - Understanding the Mind - Understanding the Teachings - The Importance of a Qualified Teacher - What is the Purpose of Life? - Death and Impermanence - What is Renunciation? - How to Serve Others - What is Emptiness? - Introducing Tantra - Advice for Bringing These Teachings into Your Daily Life - How to Dedicate Your Virtue Each of these sections in this title concludes with a meditation on the subject. Included with this eBook is complimentary access to the online version of Buddhism in a Nutshell, which is available on the FPMT Online Learning Center. This FPMT introductory course consists of 11 hours of clear and accessible teachings and guided meditations by Ven. Amy Miller. These teachings are intended for people encountering Buddhism for the first time, as well as for people who are already familiar with Buddha’s teachings but would like a more structured approach to understanding the whole path to enlightenment. They cover the life of Shakyamuni Buddha,the four noble truths, and the stages of the path to enlightenment (lamrim) based on an explanation of the short poem Foundation of All Good Qualities by Lama Tsongkhapa. In addition, the online course includes transcripts of Ven. Amy Miller’s teachings and meditations together with other online resources, such as points for reflection to help course participants think about the teachings in relation to their own lives. A discussion forum allows course participants to interact with each other and the course elder. A Certificate of Achievement is available to participants who complete all the course requirements. Together the book and the online course provide a comprehensive overview of Buddhism as taught and practiced in the Tibetan Mahayana tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa (Gelug). The teachings by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche are a must-read for all of their disciples. 243 pages, 2010 edition.
THESIS IN A NUTSHELL The story goes that , upon attaining his perfect
realization , the Buddha smiled ! ... He is said to have attained both Nirvana and
Parinirvana , all suffering “ blown out ” and “ utterly blown out , ” to have reached
Author: Leroy S. Rouner
An analysis of the concept of happiness. Following a survey of Western literature which concludes that tranquility is the definition of happiness, the text explores happiness in three religious traditions - Jewish, Buddhist and Confucian. The last part discusses the meaning and uses of happiness.