Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron

By Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron

Discover the typical floor underlying the various expressions of the Buddha's teachings with of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.
Buddhism is practiced by way of thousands of hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an out of doors viewer, it'd be demanding to determine what all of them have in universal. In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with readability the convergences and the divergences among the 2 significant traces of Buddhism—the Mahayana traditions of crucial and East Asia and the Theravada traditions of South and Southeast Asia. specifically deep attention is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective therapy of such relevant tenets because the 4 noble truths the perform of meditation the that means of nirvana enlightenment. The authors search concord and bigger figuring out between Buddhist traditions all over the world, illuminating the wealthy merits of respectful...

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3) Identity is assumed because the whole entity is entirely one, as water and wave, the whole of water being manifested as wave. These three aspects or connotations of identity may be summarized as : (1) Identity in form as two different elements combining to form unity. (2) Identity in substance although there may be opposing angles. (3) Identity in form and substance as water and wave (phenomenology). Reciprocal identification by mutual self-negation, when realized, has a great practical value in smoothing out con­ flicting opinions or in creating sympathy among opposing parties.

Such is the Chain of Causation by Action-influence. Who or what is responsible for the progression of the Chain of Causation by Action-influence ? To explain this question clearly we pass on to a discussion of Causation by the Ideationstore. , those by the body, those by speech and those by volition. When one makes up one’s mind to do something, one is responsible for it and is liable to retribution, because volition is a mind-action even if it is not expressed in speech or manifested in physical action.

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY 35 tion, but it is still necessary! to consider the mutual relationship of the becomings of all things, and thus we pass on to the idea of universal causation. The universe (all things) is the dynamic manifestation or expression of the static principle. All things are mutually dependent, mutually permeating without giving any hindrance to one another. , Dharma-dhatu means ‘the elements of the principle’ and has the two aspects of (1) the state of Thusness or noumenon and (2) the world of phenomenal manifestation.

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