Download E-books The Journey to the West, Volume 4 (Revised Edition) PDF

By Wu Cheng'en

Anthony C. Yu’s translation of The trip to the West,initially released in 1983, brought English-speaking audiences to the vintage chinese language novel in its entirety for the 1st time. Written within the 16th century, The trip to the West tells the tale of the fourteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang, one among China’s most famed non secular heroes, and his 3 supernatural disciples, looking for Buddhist scriptures. all through his trip, Xuanzang fights demons who desire to consume him, communes with spirits, and traverses a land riddled with a mess of hindrances, either genuine and fantastical. An event wealthy with chance and pleasure, this seminal paintings of the chinese language literary canonis by way of turns allegory, satire, and fantasy.

With over 100 chapters written in either prose and poetry, The trip to the West has consistently been a classy and tough textual content to render in English whereas conserving the lyricism of its language and the content material of its plot. yet Yu has effectively taken at the activity, and during this re-creation he has made his translations much more exact and obtainable. The explanatory notes are up to date and augmented, and Yu has further new fabric to his advent, in line with his unique examine in addition to at the latest literary feedback and scholarship on chinese language non secular traditions. He has additionally modernized the transliterations incorporated in each one quantity, utilizing the now-standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization method. probably most crucial, Yu has made alterations to the interpretation itself as a way to make it as certain as possible.

One of the good works of chinese language literature, The trip to the West is not just priceless to students of japanese faith and literature, yet, in Yu’s based rendering, additionally a pride for any reader.

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Download E-books The Heart Sutra: The Womb of Buddhas PDF

By Red Pine

The center Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the main profound and wide-reaching effect of any textual content in Buddhism. This brief textual content covers extra of the Buddha’s teachings than the other scripture, and it does so with no being superficial or moved quickly. even supposing the unique writer is unknown, he was once basically somebody with a deep cognizance of the Dharma.

For this new English translation, pink Pine, award-winning translator of chinese language poetry and spiritual texts, has applied quite a few Sanskrit and chinese language types, refining the lessons of dozens of historical lecturers with his personal observation to provide a profound word-for-word explication. Divided into 4 components and damaged into thirty-five strains to show you how to learn or chant, and containing a word list of names, phrases, and texts, The middle Sutra is a smart ebook of deep instructing destined to turn into the traditional version of this undying assertion of Mahayana fact.

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Download E-books The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon PDF

Composed solely of texts from the Pali canon, this precise biography offers the oldest genuine list of the Buddha’s existence and innovative philosophy. the traditional texts are rendered the following in a language marked by means of lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices attach the canonical texts. shiny memories of his own attendant Ananda and different disciples deliver the reader into the Buddha’s presence, the place his instance bargains profound proposal and suggestions at the route to freedom.

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Download E-books A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion PDF

By Masao Abe

"This e-book is set the principal rules of an important Buddhist spokesman in eastern background and is written through probably the most revered and authoritative of his interpreters. It displays a life of an expert and concerted puzzling over Dogen." -- Francis H. cook dinner, collage of California, Riverside

"It is a really amazing contribution to Dogen scholarship in addition to East-West comparative philosophy through essentially the most wonderful smooth eastern thinkers of our time. This makes for a strong and really illuminating volume." -- Steve Odin, collage of Hawaii

This whole translation of Masao Abe's essays on Dogen probes the center of the Zen master's philosophy and faith. This paintings analyzes Dogen's formative doubt about the concept of unique awakening because the foundation for his new angle to nonduality within the doctrines of the oneness of perform and attainment, the cohesion of beings and Buddha-nature, the simultaneity of time and eternity, and the id of existence and dying. Abe additionally deals insightful, severe comparisons of Dogen and numerous Buddhist and Western thinkers, in particular Shinran and Heidegger.

"This is a crystal-clear dealing with of tremendous tricky material. The analyses are refined and even as lucid. the writer has a profound and fantastic figuring out of Dogen and Shinran and is additionally well-grounded in Western philosophy and religion." -- Joan Stambaugh, Hunter collage

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Download E-books American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China PDF

By Matthew Polly

The raucously shaggy dog story of 1 younger American?s quest to develop into the baddest dude on the earth (and very likely locate internal peace alongside the way)

starting to be up a ninety-eight-pound weakling affected by bullies within the schoolyards of Kansas, Matthew Polly dreamed of 1 day traveling to the Shaolin Temple in China to turn into the hardest fighter on this planet, like Caine in his favourite Nineteen Seventies television sequence Kung Fu.

American Shaolin is the tale of the 2 years Matthew spent in China residing, learning, and appearing with the Shaolin priests. The chinese language time period for tricky education is chi ku (?eating bitter?), and Matthew fast discovered to understand the word.

this is often either the gripping tale of Matthew?s trip and an intimate portrait of the true lives of the Shaolin clergymen, who fight to beat rampant corruption and the limitations of an authoritarian govt. Laced with humor and illuminated by way of cultural perception, American Shaolin is an unforgettable coming-of- age tale of 1 man?s trip into the traditional artwork of kungfu?and a poignant portrait of a swiftly altering China.

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Download E-books Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry PDF

Even if conversing of scholar or grasp, Zen hinges at the query. Zen perform doesn't unavoidably specialize in the solutions, yet on discovering an area within which we might maintain uncertainty and stay current and upright in the course of investigations. Zen Questions starts by means of exploring "The international of Zazen,"--the foundational perform of the Zen school--presenting it as an perspective of sustained inquiry that provides us an entryway into actual repose and pleasure. From there, Leighton attracts deeply on his personal adventure as a Zen pupil and instructor to ask us into the creativity of Zen know-how and perform. He explores the poetic brain of Dogen with the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, or even "the American Dharma Bard" Bob Dylan. what is extra, Leighton uncovers superb resonances among the writings of America's Founding Fathers--including Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin--and the freeing beliefs on the middle of Zen.

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Download E-books The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions PDF

By Huston Smith

Retaining all of the cherished traits of Huston Smith's vintage The Religions of guy and the present absolutely revised and up to date The World's Religions, this attractive pictorial presentation refines the textual content to its terrific necessities. In specific, soaking up, richly illustrated, and hugely readable chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions, we discover clean and interesting shows of either the diversities and the similarities one of the around the globe non secular traditions. The method is immediately vintage and modern, conserving the entire empathy, eloquence and erudition that hundreds of thousands of readers love concerning the past variants, whereas being edited and designed for a modern common readership. This pleasant marriage of winsome textual content and memorable images vividly brings to existence the scope and imaginative and prescient of Huston Smith's services and perception.

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Download E-books Buddhism: A Short History (Short Religion) PDF

By Edward Conze

In this authoritative consultant, one of many world's so much special students of Buddhism offers a compact precis of the tradition’s improvement, from the time of the Buddha to the 20 th century exile of the Dalai Lama. protecting the entire Buddhist colleges from Maháyána to Zen, this accomplished, concise examine is largely stated because the vintage advent to the background of the Buddhist culture, ideal for college kids and readers alike. Edward Conze studied Indian and comparative philosophy on the universities of Bonn and Hamburg.

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Download E-books Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo PDF

This enormous paintings is taken into account to be essentially the most profound expressions of Zen knowledge ever placed on paper, and likewise the exceptional literary and philosophical paintings of Japan. it's a number of essays by way of Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founding father of Zen’s Soto institution.

Kazuaki Tanahashi and a group of translators that characterize a Who’s Who of yankee Zen have produced a translation of the good paintings that mixes accuracy with a deep figuring out of Dogen’s voice and literary presents. This quantity incorporates a wealth of fabrics to assist knowing, together with maps, lineage charts, a bibliography, and an exhaustive word list of names and terms—and, as an advantage, the main well known of all Dogen’s essays, “Recommending Zazen to All People.”

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Download E-books The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still PDF

By Dinty W. Moore

THE unintended BUDDHIST is the humorous, provocative tale of ways Dinty Moore went trying to find the religion he'd misplaced in what might sound the main not going of areas: the traditional jap culture of Buddhism. Moore demystifies and explains the contradictions and ideas of this such a lot mystic-seeming of spiritual traditions. This plain-spoken, insightful examine the dharma in the USA will fascinate someone serious about the knowledge of different cultures and different religions. "Sure of foot in complicated terrain, and packing a blessedly down-to-earth humorousness, Dinty Moore is definitely the right scout for the recent frontiers of yankee Buddhism."--Rodger Kamenetz, writer of THE JEW within the LOTUS and STALKING ELIJAH.

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