Experience of Buddhism Sources and Interpretations

ISBN-10: 0534191649
ISBN-13: 9780534191641
Edition: 1st
Authors: John S. Strong
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List price: $38.95
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.43" wide x 9.24" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

The Experience of Buddhism in South Asiap. 1
The Life Story of the Buddha and Its Ramificationsp. 3
The Eight Commemorative Shrinesp. 4
A Royal Pilgrim Retraces the Life of the Buddhap. 6
The Great Departure and Enlightenmentp. 9
Remembering Past Livesp. 18
Planting the Seeds of Buddhahoodp. 18
The Last Past Life: The Story of Vessantarap. 23
Viewing the Cosmosp. 26
The Hierarchy of Beingsp. 26
Karma and the Six Realms of Rebirthp. 28
Realizing the Four Noble Truthsp. 32
The "Death" and Parinirvana of the Buddhap. 34
A Story of a Buddha Imagep. 39
The Future Buddha Maitreyap. 41
The Experience of the Sanghap. 44
Tales of Conversionp. 44
The First Disciples of the Buddhap. 44
The Laywoman Sujatap. 46
The Conversion of Sariputra and Maudgalyayanap. 48
The Acceptance of Women into the Orderp. 51
The Conversion Patacarap. 55
The Conversion of a Lynch Mobp. 58
Rites of Passagep. 60
Passage Denied: The Naga Who Tried to Become a Monkp. 60
Passage Achieved: Joining the Orderp. 61
The Regulation of the Sanghap. 63
Recitation of the Rulesp. 64
The Ongoing Interpretation of the Rulesp. 66
Rules and Right Attitudesp. 68
Sangha Situationsp. 70
Nagasena Disobeys His Master and Preaches to a Laymanp. 70
Walls Make Good Neighborsp. 72
The Community at Kitagirip. 74
The Laity and the Sangha: Commonalities and Differencesp. 76
Why Not Remain a Layperson?p. 76
Meditation in the Midst of Daily Lifep. 77
Making and Sharing Meritp. 78
Maudgalyayana Brings about the Conversion of His Motherp. 80
Buddhism and the State: The King and the Communityp. 82
The Two Wheels of Dharma: A Parablep. 82
King Udena and The Elder Pindolap. 83
Some Edicts of Asokap. 85
The Dharma: Some Perspectives of Mainstream Buddhismp. 88
Preliminaries: The Loss and Preservation of the Dharmap. 89
Suffering, Impermanence, and No-Selfp. 90
Impermanencep. 91
Milinda and the Chariotp. 92
Vajira's Reply to Marap. 95
The Buddha's Silencep. 96
Channa Is Taught the Middle Wayp. 97
The Man Who Lost His Bodyp. 99
The Arising of Sufferingp. 100
Interdependent Originationp. 100
The Evolution of the Worldp. 102
The Cessation of Sufferingp. 106
Nirvana, Nirvanap. 106
Milinda Asks about Nirvanap. 107
The Attainment of Two Arhatsp. 110
The Pathp. 112
The Refuges and the Preceptsp. 112
Moral Conduct of Monksp. 114
Sayings on the Pathp. 115
Mindfulnessp. 118
The Practice of Meditationp. 122
How to Walk on Water and Fly through the Airp. 124
The Trance of Cessationp. 126
Doctrinal Issuesp. 128
A Theravadin Claim to Orthodoxyp. 128
The Sarvastivadins on Timep. 130
The Mahasamghikas on the Buddhap. 132
The Dharma: Some Mahayana Perspectivesp. 134
Preliminary: The Parable of the Burning Housep. 135
Basic Perspectives: The Perfection of Wisdomp. 140
Rahulabhadra's Verses in Praise of Perfect Wisdomp. 140
The Heart Sutrap. 142
The Perfection of Wisdom as the Middle Wayp. 144
Philosophical Formulationsp. 145
Nagarjuna: Verses on the Noble Truths and on Nirvanap. 146
The Ongoing Dialecticp. 151
Vasubandhu: Types of Consciousnessp. 153
In Praise of the Bodies of the Buddhap. 156
Queen Srimala Explains the Womb of the Tathagatap. 157
Sudhana's Vision of the Cosmosp. 159
The Bodhisattva Pathp. 161
The Necessity of Compassionp. 161
Developing the Thought of Enlightenmentp. 163
The Practice of the Perfectionsp. 166
The Skillful Means of Vimalakirtip. 169
Saviors and Siddhas: The Mahayana Pantheon and Tantric Buddhismp. 176
The Life Span of the Tathagatap. 176
Savior Bodhisattvasp. 178
The Compassion of Avalokitesvarap. 179
The Multiple Forms of Tarap. 180
Samantabhadra and the Reciters of the Lotus Sutrap. 182
Savior Textsp. 183
Celestial Buddhas and Pure Landsp. 184
Amitabha and His Pure Landp. 185
The Twelve Vows of Bhaisajyagurup. 188
How to Be Reborn in Aksobhya's Landp. 190
Tantric Buddhism, or the Vajrayanap. 193
Tantra against a Madhyamika Backgroundp. 194
The Perfection of Nondualityp. 195
Worship in a Tantric Contextp. 196
The Meditator Becomes the Godp. 199
Offering the World-Mandala to One's Gurup. 202
Songs of a Mad Saintp. 205
The Story of the Yogini Manibhadrap. 208
The Development of Buddhism outside Indiap. 211
Buddhists and the Practice of Buddhism: Sri Lanka and Southeast Asiap. 213
Mythic Historiesp. 214
The Buddha's Visit to Sri Lanka and the Conversion of King Tissap. 214
The Relic at Haripunjayap. 216
Interactions and Syncretism: Buddhism and the Worship of the Phi at a Festival in Laosp. 219
Divisional Issuesp. 223
Practice versus Studyp. 223
The Great Robes Controversyp. 226
Regulation and Reform: The Efforts of King Parakramabahup. 229
Rituals and Festivalsp. 231
The Death and Funeral of a Northern Thai Saintp. 231
A Festival of Relics in Phnom Penhp. 233
Magical Rites: The Chanting of Piritp. 236
Meditational Endeavors: Visualizing the Victor's Cagep. 239
Women and the Sangha: A Twentieth-Century Casep. 241
Sangha and Societyp. 243
Monks and Moneyp. 244
Leaving the Sanghap. 246
Monks and Politics: The Views of Walpola Rahulap. 248
Buddhists and the Practice of Buddhism: The Tibetan Cultural Areap. 251
Mythic History: Subduing the Demons of Tibetp. 251
Interactions and Syncretism: Buddhism, Shamanism, and Bon in Nepalp. 254
Divisional Issues: Sudden versus Gradual Enlightenmentp. 256
Regulation and Reform: The Efforts of Atisap. 259
Rituals and Festivalsp. 261
Pilgrimage to Mount Kailasap. 261
Magical Rites: Casting Spellsp. 266
Meditational Endeavors: Milarepa's Questp. 267
Women and the Sangha: The Abbess of Samding and Ani Lochenp. 274
Sangha and Societyp. 276
Dalai Lamas, Regents, China, and Tibetp. 277
Life at Drepung Monasteryp. 281
A Monk and a Beggarp. 284
Buddhists and the Practice of Buddhism: Chinap. 287
Mythic History: The First Monk, the First Temple, and the Emperor Mingp. 287
Interactions and Syncretism: Buddhism and Filial Piety in Chinap. 289
Divisional Issues: Do All Beings Have the Buddha-Nature?p. 291
Regulation and Reform: An Apocryphal Monastic Codep. 293
Rituals and Festivals: Ordination at Pao-hua Shanp. 295
Meditational Endeavorsp. 300
The Platform Sutra on Meditation and Wisdomp. 300
Constantly Sitting and Constantly Walkingp. 302
Women and the Sanghap. 305
The Arrival of the Sri Lankan Nunsp. 305
The Legend of Miao-shanp. 306
A Buddhist Attack on Sexismp. 309
Sangha and Society: The Commercialization of Servicesp. 310
Buddhists and the Practice of Buddhism: Japanp. 314
Mythic History: The Legend of Prince Shotokup. 314
Interactions and Syncretism: The Monk Myoe Visits a Shinto Shrinep. 316
Divisional Issues: The Recitation of Amida's Name--Once or Many Times?p. 319
Regulation and Reform: Saicho's Deathbed Admonitionsp. 321
Rituals and Festivals: Rites in Tenth-Century Japanp. 324
Meditational Endeavors: Koans and Hakuin's First Satorip. 327
Women and the Sangha: Nichiren on Chanting and Menstruationp. 330
Sangha and Societyp. 333
"Dear Abbot" Letters from Heian Japanp. 333
Monks and Marriage in Koreap. 335
Buddhists and the Practice of Buddhism: The Westp. 339
Mythic Histories: Smokey the Bear Sutrap. 340
Interactions and Syncretism: The Experience of a Jewish Buddhistp. 342
Divisional Issues: The Veneration of Relicsp. 345
Regulation and Reform: Toward an Androgynous Reconstruction of Buddhismp. 347
Rituals and Festivals: The Buddha's Birthday in Los Angelesp. 349
Meditational Endeavorsp. 351
Telephone Mindfulnessp. 351
A Guided Meditationp. 353
Women and the Sangha: Living as a Nun in the Westp. 356
Sangha and Society: Engaged Buddhists in Californiap. 360
A Guide to the Transliteration and Pronunciation of Buddhist Termsp. 364
Glossaryp. 368
Subject Indexp. 372
Text and Author Indexp. 375
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