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Author Conze, Edward, 1904-1979.

Title Buddhist meditation / Edward Conze
Published London : Routledge, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (183 pages)
Series Routledge library editions. Buddhism ; volume 3
Routledge library editions. Buddhism ; volume 3
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; INTRODUCTION; 5 Buddhist Meditation and Modern Psychotherapy; 4 The arrangement of the selections; 3 The literary sources; 2 Its range and principal divisions; 1 The meaning and purpose of Buddhist Meditation; SELECTIONS; I Devotional Exercises; 4 A Note on Visions; 3 Worship; 2 The Bodhisattva's example; c. The Recollection of the Samgha; b. The Recollection of the Dharma; a. The Recollection of the Buddha; 1 The Three Treasures; II Mindfulness; 6 The Goal (Nirvana). The recollection of Peace; c. The Foul. The Corpses on the charnel field
B. The Repulsiveness of fooda. The Thirty-two parts of the Body; 5 Distaste for the body, and its functions; 4 The recollection of death; c. Similes for the evils of sense-desires; b. The control of the mind; a. Guarding the senses; 3 The repudiation of the sensory world; b. The five hindrances; a. Feelings; 2 The mindful awareness of mental processes; b. Breathing Mindfulness; a. Bodily Postures, Attitudes and Behaviour; 1 The mindful awareness of the body; III Trance; 3 The evocation of deities; e. Unlimited Evenmindedness; d. Unlimited Sympathetic Joy; c. Unlimited Compassion
B. Unlimited Friendlinessa. Nine preliminary reflections on hate; 2 The cultivation of the social emotions; b. The eight stages of trance; a. Withdrawal from the world; 1 The practice of introversion; IV Wisdom; 5 Emptiness; 4 Withdrawal from the world (the eight cognitions); c. Conditioned co-production; b. The automatic nature of conditioning; a. The range of conditioning; 3 Survey of conditions; b. The three marks defined; a. The 165 Considerations; 2 The three marks of conditioned things; b. The sixteen aspects; a. The truth of ill; 1 The four holy truths; NUMERICAL LISTS; SOURCES
Summary As an intensely practical religion, Buddhism has concentrated on devising a great number of meditations. In recent years psychologists have shown great interest in the therapeutic value of these meditations, but accurate information about them has been hard to come by. The most outstanding original documents have now been made accessible by Edward Conze, who translated them from Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan. The volume, originally published in 1956, also deals with the meaning of Buddhist meditation, and the relation of its methods and presuppositions to modern psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 179)
Notes Print version record
Subject Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Meditation -- Buddhism.
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Meditation -- Buddhism.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Buddhaghosa. Visuddhimagga.
ISBN 1134542038