Description : Three precious jewels lie at the heart of Buddhism, radiating the light of awakening into the world: the Buddha Jewel, as symbol of Enlightenment (the figure of the Buddha); the Dharma jewel, the path to Enlightenment taught by the Buddha; and the Sangha jewel, the Enlightened followers of the Buddha down the ages who have truly devoted their lives to his teachings. This book illuminates these precious gems in a clear and radiating light.
Description : In the present volume of Yoga Unveiled (Part II), the author stress upon to think in harmony with modern ideas and to take a fresh, rational, empirical, pragmatic view of different philosophies and different types of Yoga. He traces very clearly how science has vindicated vedanta and Jnana Yoga and the Doctrine of Maya of Sanskara. In the later part, Mysticism and its psychology, different schools of Mysticism or Yoga including Buddhist Mysticism and Karma Yoga and Hatha Yoga etc., are dealt with. The author concludes that Jnana Yoga is Philosophic, psychological and psycoomatic. Patanjala Astang Yoga is Physic-psychological and philosophical. Buddhism is pure psychology of conciousness and the Zen is psychoanalytical, Language, words and concepts ae termed as distorting mechanism.
Description : For Buddhists everywhere, the Three Jewels - the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha - are at the heart of daily life and practice. But how can we make our engagement with these precious ideals practical and real? In this volume - the companion volume to the forthcoming Three Jewels I, in which the nature of going for Refuge to the Three Jewels is explored - are gathered three much loved books, Who is the Buddha?, What is the Dharma? and What is the Sangha?
Description : Compiled on the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche this ebook includes the practice of taking refuge, the commitments of taking refuge, the vows themselves, and explanations of how to receive a downfall as well as the benefits of protecting these precious vows. 16 pages, 2009 edition.
Description : One of Sangharakshita's outstanding contributions to Buddhism has been to survey the whole range of Buddhist schools, each with its own approach, own language and so on, and to distil out what is most fundamental to them all. You are a Buddhist because - and only because - you Go for Refuge to the Three Jewels. But how did this become clear to him and what in any case does it actually mean practically to go for Refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha? The nine texts in this volume, composed over a period of more than thirty years, show Sangharakshita's unfolding insight into the meaning, significance and centrality of Going for Refuge. It includes some of his most important communications to the Order he founded: on the ten ethical precepts, his relation to the Order, and the history of his Going for Refuge. And in reflecting on his own bhikkhu ordination there is a challenge to some of the Buddhist world's most deeply rooted assumptions. Sangharakshita writes not just as a student and scholar but with the devotion of one who himself Goes for Refuge and seeks to share the fruits of his journey with others.