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The Resource The inner science of Buddhist practice : Vasubandhu's Summary of the five heaps with commentary by Sthiramati, Artemus B. Engle

The inner science of Buddhist practice : Vasubandhu's Summary of the five heaps with commentary by Sthiramati, Artemus B. Engle

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The inner science of Buddhist practice : Vasubandhu's Summary of the five heaps with commentary by Sthiramati
Title
The inner science of Buddhist practice
Title remainder
Vasubandhu's Summary of the five heaps with commentary by Sthiramati
Statement of responsibility
Artemus B. Engle
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • tib
  • san
  • tib
  • san
  • eng
Summary
"The Inner Science of Buddhist Practice contains translations of texts by two historically important Indian Buddhist scholars: Vasubhandhu's Summary of the Five Heaps and Sthiramati's commentary on Vasubandhu's root text. These works present the traditional Buddhist analysis of ordinary experience and provide rich resources for studying Buddhist and Western interpretations of the psychology of spiritual development." "According to Buddhist doctrine, the mind of an ordinary person, even at birth, holds deeply ingrained predispositions that lead us to perceive the elements of everyday experience mistakenly and to believe, for instance, that entities persist through time, that the pleasures we pursue are genuinely satisfying, that our own personal being is governed by a real self, and that all physical and mental phenomena have a distinct, independent, and real essence. Our everyday language only serves to reinforce and deepen these erring notions." "Buddhist teaching reveals how to reject these flawed beliefs and replace them with a model that both more accurately represents our experience and is indispensable to the realizations that will free us from cyclic existence. The ability to accomplish this rests largely with learning the unique vocabulary and explanations found in Buddhist literature, since that is how we will discover what is mistaken about our untutored beliefs and where we will gain the intellectual skills that are needed to construct a new and more refined conceptual infrastructure." "Engle's introduction explores how the material contained in the two translations can specifically improve practice of the Tibetan teaching system known as Lamrim, or "Stages of the Path." Each of the levels of motivation described by the Lamrim teachings is examined in light of the doctrine of the five heaps - form, feeling, conception, formations, and consciousness - to show how greater understanding of the classical Buddhist doctrines can enhance practice of that portion of the instruction."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Engle, Artemus B.
Dewey number
294.3/420423
Index
index present
Language note
Includes Tibetan and Sanskrit texts and translations into English
LC call number
BQ7645.L35
LC item number
E65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vasubandhu
  • Sthiramati
Series statement
The Tsadra Foundation series
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  • Vasubandhu
  • Sthiramati
  • Lam-rim
Label
The inner science of Buddhist practice : Vasubandhu's Summary of the five heaps with commentary by Sthiramati, Artemus B. Engle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
271081051
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 557 pages
Isbn
9781559393225
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)271081051
Label
The inner science of Buddhist practice : Vasubandhu's Summary of the five heaps with commentary by Sthiramati, Artemus B. Engle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
271081051
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 557 pages
Isbn
9781559393225
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)271081051

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