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Peaceful Action Open Heart

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781888375930
Genre : Religion
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The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered Mahayana texts, yet there are very few commentaries on it available in English. In this book, renowned Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Sutra's main theme — that everyone has the capacity to become a Buddha and that the Buddha nature is inherent in everything — while emphasizing that Buddha-nature is the basis for peaceful action. Hanh interprets the Sutra with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, showing how both individuals and nations can use its wisdom to solve the many problems facing the world today. Invoking a wide range of current topics, from the threat of terrorism to the degradation of the environment to the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, he challenges the U.N. to change from an organization to an organism working for peace and harmony. In doing so, he demonstrates the practical application of this sacred text to today's most pressing issues.

The Stories Of The Lotus Sutra

Author : Gene Reeves
ISBN : 9780861719235
Genre : Religion
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Stories are ancient and wondrous tools with the mysterious power to transform lives. And the stories and parables of the Lotus Sutra-one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts-are among the most fascinating and dramatic. In this fun, engaging, and plain-English book, Gene Reeves-the translator of Wisdom's critically acclaimed and bestselling edition of the Lotus Sutra-presents the most memorable and remarkable of the Lotus Sutra's many stories and parables, along with a distillation of his decades of reflection on them in an accessible, inspiring, and naturally illuminating way. The Stories of the Lotus Sutra is the perfect companion to Reeve's breathtaking translation of this scriptural masterpiece as well as a thoroughly enjoyable stand-alone volume for those who want to bring the inspiring teachings of the bodhisattva path into their daily lives.

Beyond The Self

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781935209416
Genre : Religion
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"This book contains Thich Nhat Hanh's original translation of the Sutra on the Middle Way, as well as his commentary on how can use this teaching to gain better understanding and so be able to navigate our suffering and difficulties and find peace of mind and contentment." --Book Jacket.

Tariki

Author : Hiroyuki Itsuki
ISBN : 4062115905
Genre : Philosophy
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Drawing upon his remarkable personal history, novelist and Buddhist scholar Itsuki introduces readers to tariki, the Other Power that is the core belief of Pure Land Buddhism.

The Wisdom Of The Lotus Sutra

Author : Daisaku Ikeda
ISBN : 0915678713
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Freedom Wherever We Go

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781888375442
Genre : Religion
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With the full text of the Pratimoksha guidelines as well as the ceremonies and practices associated with it, Freedom Wherever We Go is an opportunity to discover and learn from the integrity, simplicity, beauty, and freedom of monastic life. It can be an inspiration for all of us, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, to go in the direction of living our daily lives with compassion, love, and understanding.

Buddhism

Author : Daisaku Ikeda
ISBN : 9780977924530
Genre : Religion
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Beginning with the events immediately following the dark days after the death of Shakyamuni and continuing over a period of 1,000 years, this dynamic tome covers a vast and complex series of events and developments in the history of Buddhism. Through a thorough examination of its early development in India, a new light is cast on little-known aspects of Buddhist history and its relevance to the understanding of Buddhism today. Topics include the formation of the Buddhist canon, the cultural exchange between the East and West, and the spirit of the Lotus Sutra.

The Wisdom Of Tolerance

Author : Daisakui Ikeda
ISBN : 9781784530914
Genre : Philosophy
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What do Buddhism and Islam have in common? And what positive characteristics might Buddhist Japan and Muslim Indonesia be able to offer one another? In this thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion, distinguished representatives from each country demonstrate that meaningful dialogue between religions and cultures begins with a one-to-one conversation between individuals. Addressing the similarities of their nations as island peoples, with a shared history of trade and cultural exchange, Abdurrahman Wahid and Daisaku Ikeda agree that the aim of dialogue, like that of Buddhism and Islam alike, is fundamentally the goal of peace. Both thinkers draw on their respective traditions, and especially the lives of the Buddha and the Prophet Muhammad, to show that harmony springs from an attitude of tolerance and non-violence, which is where true courage resides. Whether masterfully expounding the teachings of Nichiren, or indicating that a true understanding of jihad is not about religious war but about communicating the truth of Allah, the discussants mutually transform our understandings of value, pluralism and amity.

For The Benefit Of All Beings

Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 0834824116
Genre : Religion
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The fourteenth Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents detailed practical guidance based on sections of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, the best-known text of Mahayana Buddhism. The Dalai Lama explains this classic and beloved work, showing how anyone can develop a truly "good heart" and the aspiration for the enlightenment of all beings. In this book, the Dalai Lama's profound knowledge is evident—the result of extensive training. Here he shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person.

Reaching Beyond

Author : Herbie Hancock
ISBN : 9781938252761
Genre : Music
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In Reaching Beyond, Buddhist thinker and activist Daisaku Ikeda explores the origins, development,and international influence of jazz with legendary artists Herbie Hancockand Wayne Shorter.Reflecting on their lives and careers, Mr. Hancock and Mr. Shorter sharethe lessons they have learned from their musical mentors, including MilesDavis and Art Blakey, and how the Buddhist philosophy they’ve learnedfrom President Ikeda over the past forty years deeply resonates with theemancipatory spirit of jazz.These wide-ranging conversations include such thought-provoking topics as:• Music’s mission for peace in a time of discord• The importance of the artist’s spiritual growth• The Buddhist concept of changing poison into medicine• Ways to make the “ideal America” a reality for everyoneReaching Beyond offers positive new ideasfor musicians and nonmusicians alike.

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