Using Buddhist proposal, explores and demanding situations the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre.
This sustained and distinctively Buddhist problem to the ontology of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness resolves the incoherence implicit within the Sartrean belief of nothingness through beginning to a Buddhist imaginative and prescient of vacancy. Rooted within the insights of Madhyamika dialectic and an articulated meditative (zen) phenomenology, Nothingness and vacancy uncovers and examines the assumptions that maintain Sartre’s early phenomenological ontology and questions his theoretical elaboration of cognizance as “nothingness.” Laycock demonstrates that, as well as a “relative” nothingness (the for-itself) outlined opposed to the positivity and plenitude of the in-itself, Sartre’s ontology calls for, but additionally repudiates, a belief of “absolute” nothingness (the Buddhist “emptiness”), and is hence, because it stands, logically risky, probably incoherent. the writer isn't really easily severe; he finds the junctures at which Sartrean ontology appeals for a Buddhist belief of vacancy and gives the wanted supplement.
“Numerous authors have contributed to the phenomenology/Buddhism discussion, yet Laycock’s paintings might be the main special and profound meditation on their convergence thus far. The book’s significant contribution is a reassessment of phenomenology—especially that of Sartre—in a world philosophical context. people who care concerning the improvement and alertness of phenomenology may want to personal this book.” — Frederic L. Bender, collage of Colorado-Colorado Springs
“This ebook makes a huge contribution to comparative phenomenology.” — J. N. Mohanty, coeditor of Phenomenology and Indian Philosophy
Steven W. Laycock is affiliate Professor of Philosophy on the college of Toledo and the writer of brain as replicate and the Mirroring of brain: Buddhist Reflections on Western Phenomenology, coeditor (with James G. Hart) of Essays in Phenomenological Theology, additionally released by way of SUNY Press, and writer of Foundations for a Phenomenological Theology.
By Rupert Gethin
Buddhism is an unlimited and intricate spiritual and philosophical culture with a historical past that stretches over 2,500 years, and that is now by means of round a hundred and fifteen million humans. during this advent to the rules of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates at the principles and practices which represent the typical historical past of different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and japanese) that exist on this planet this day. From the narrative of the tale of the Buddha, via discussions of features comparable to textual traditions, the framework of the 4 Noble Truths, the interplay among the monastic and lay methods of existence, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the trail of the bodhisattva, this e-book offers a stimulating advent to Buddhism as a faith and lifestyle.
By Juan Mascaro
One of many best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the Dhammapada kinds a part of the oldest surviving physique of Buddhist writings, and is normally considered as the genuine teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken via him in his lifetime, and memorized and passed on through his fans after his demise. a suite of straightforward verses accumulated in subject matters akin to 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', the Dhammapada is on the market, tutorial and mind-clearing, with classes in every one verse to provide moral suggestion and to remind the listener of the transience of life.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by way of introductions and notes by means of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Brad Warner
In Sit Down and close Up, Brad Warner tackles one of many nice works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo by means of 13th-century Zen grasp Dogen. Illuminating Dogen’s enigmatic teachings in simple language, Warner intertwines sharp philosophical musings on intercourse, evil, anger, meditation, enlightenment, loss of life, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the facility and ache of the punk rock ethos. Riffing on his effective go back to Ohio for a reunion live performance of Akron punk bands, Brad uncovers the true middle of Zen, in teachings and tales with a pointy smack of truth,.
By Damien Keown
This Very brief creation bargains readers a good assessment of the lessons of the Buddha, in addition to a succinct consultant to the mixing of Buddhism into everyday life. What are the special good points of Buddhism? Who used to be the Buddha, and what are his teachings? phrases similar to "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, yet what do they suggest? Damien Keown offers a full of life, informative reaction to those commonly asked questions on Buddhism. As he sheds gentle into how Buddhist proposal built over the centuries, Keown additionally highlights how modern dilemmas could be confronted from a Buddhist viewpoint.
In the second one variation Keown offers new views on Buddhist proposal, together with up to date fabric in regards to the evolution of Buddhism all through Asia, the fabric tradition of Buddhism and its value, new teachings at the ethics of struggle and peace, and adjustments to ethnicity, category, and gender.
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Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence bargains concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary conception to background, and Archaeology to the Bible. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity during this sequence offers trenchant and provocative--yet continually balanced and complete--discussions of the relevant matters in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief advent supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has built and the way it has inspired society. ultimately, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, supplying all scholars an obtainable and considerable reference library. regardless of the region of research that one deems vital or attractive, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and cheap advisor that would most probably turn out indispensable.
By Rajiv Malhotra
India is greater than a country nation. it's also a special civilization with philosophies and cosmologies which are markedly distinctive from the dominant tradition of our occasions - the West. India's non secular traditions spring from dharma which has no distinct similar in Western frameworks. regrettably, within the rush to rejoice the starting to be acclaim for India at the global level, its civilizational matrix is being co-opted into Western universalism, thereby diluting its specialty and strength. In Being various: An Indian problem to Western Universalism, philosopher and thinker Rajiv Malhotra addresses the problem of an instantaneous and sincere engagement on modifications, by means of reversing the gaze, repositioning India from being the saw to the observer and searching on the West from the dharmic standpoint. In doing so, he demanding situations many hitherto unexamined ideals that each side carry approximately themselves and every different. He highlights that whereas detailed ancient revelations are the root for Western religions, dharma emphasizes self-realization within the physique the following and now. He additionally issues out the quintessential team spirit that underpins dharma's metaphysics and contrasts this with Western idea and historical past as a man-made cohesion.
Erudite and interesting, Being assorted evaluations trendy reductive translations and analyses the West's nervousness over distinction and fixation for order which distinction the artistic position of chaos in dharma. It concludes with a rebuttal of Western claims of universalism, whereas recommending a multi-cultural worldview.
By Andrew Olendzki
Either extensive and deep, this eye-opening e-book is among the top to be had overviews of the novel mental teachings underlying the Buddhist method of freedom and peace. refined with out being daunting, brilliantly transparent with out turning into simplistic, Andrew Olendzki's writing is full of wealthy words, striking photographs, and the end result of many years of cautious concept. Grounded in profound scholarship, mental sophistication, and lots of years of educating and private perform, this much-anticipated selection of essays will entice a person trying to achieve a richer knowing of Buddhism's experiential instruments for exploring the interior international. In Unlimiting Mind, Olendzki provokes clean and normal reflections on middle Buddhist teachings.
This publication advances a significant attention of the way the ambitions and practices of psychology could be trained and enriched via Buddhist traditions that go beyond the person to contemplate the interconnectedness of all issues, and the accountability we have now in the direction of the opposite. Individualistic and psychotherapeutic purposes of Buddhism in psychology are tested, through a daring step into the group area, with attention given to the intersection among group psychology and Buddhist methods to empowerment, social swap, and prevention.
Tranlated by means of Taigen Daniel Leighton and Yi Wu Hongzhi -- the twelfth-century chinese language Zen grasp who was once predecessor of the recognized thinker Dogen -- is well known in Zen literature as one in every of its so much artistically sleek stylists. He used to be the 1st to articulate silent illumination, the nondual objectless meditation mostly identified to fashionable Zen scholars as "just sitting." formerly to be had in English in basic terms in scattered fragments, Hongzhi's influential educating is right here provided comprehensively, no longer as a ancient artifact, yet as a undying and encouraging consultant to non secular wisdom within the modern international.
Taigen Daniel Leighton offers an informative advent that lines Hongzhi's existence, very important aspects of his instructing, and his position within the Zen tradition.
By Stephan Talty
Drawing from written eyewitness money owed and interviews with survivors, Talty (The Illustrious useless) describes the occasions in 1959 that irrevocably altered the way forward for Tibet. He skillfully strikes among protests in Lhasa and the Dalai Lama's get away towards the border, tracing tales of the various humans concerned. including complexity to this narrative are information about CIA aid of Tibetans scuffling with opposed to the chinese language regime, the U.S. position in securing permission for the Dalai Lama's access into India, and the global media frenzy that formed the public's perceptions of Tibet. Witness studies contain these of the Dalai Lama's mom and brothers, rebels and refugees, contributors of the CIA's Tibetan job strength, and previous prisoners of the chinese language. From those a number of voices the writer has woven a shiny photo of a deadly trip and a rustic in trouble. The accompanying research offers context for the elaborate occasions that modified the younger chief right into a "movable Tibet," and an remoted mountain society into a world reason and "a position of the mind."
About the Author
Stephan Talty is a commonly released journalist who has contributed to the recent York occasions journal, GQ, Men’s magazine, day out big apple, info, and lots of different guides. he's the writer of the bestselling Empire of Blue Water, The Illustrious lifeless, and Mulatto the US.