Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy. First published Wed Jun 28, 2006; substantive revision Fri Oct 8, 2010 Zen aims at a perfection of personhood.
To this end, sitting meditation called “za-zen” is employed as a foundational method of prāxis across the different schools of this Buddha-Way, through which the Zen practitioner attempts to embody non-discriminatory wisdom vis-à-vis the meditational experience known as “satori” (enlightenment). A process of discovering wisdom culminates in the experiential dimension in which the equality of thing-events is apprehended in discerning them. The most distinguishing feature of this school of the Buddha-Way is seen in its contention that wisdom, accompanied by compassion, is expressed in the everyday “life-world” when associating with one's self, people, and nature. 1.
The designation of this school of the Buddha-Way as Zen, which means sitting meditation, is derived from a transliteration of the Chinese word Chán. 2. 3. 4. 4.1 Logical Meaning of Not Two 4.3 Zen's Meaning of Not Two. Tibetan Buddhism Archives. Sacred-Texts Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism Archives Here, in no particular order, are miscellaneous articles about Tibetan Buddhism from various sources on the Internet, mostly predating the World Wide Web.
NOTE: Some of these articles are under copyright but redistributable non-commercially. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. In his foreword to the book, the 14th Dalai Lama says: In this timely book, Sogyal Rinpoche focuses on how to understand the true meaning of life, how to accept death, and how to help the dying, and the dead...Death and dying provide a meeting point between the Tibetan Buddhist and modern scientific traditions.
I believe both have a great deal to contribute to each other on the level of understanding and practical benefit. Sogyal Rinpoche is particularly well placed to facilitate this meeting; having been born and brought up in the Tibetan tradition, he has received instructions from some of our greatest Lamas. Having also benefited from a modern education and lived and worked in the West, he has become well acquainted with Western ways of thought. Conception and writing Background The Buddha and His Dhamma, by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. *Part I — From Birth to Parivraja* *Part II — Renunciation for Ever* *Part III — In Search of New Light* *Part IV — Enlightenment and the Vision of a New Way* *Part V — The Buddha and His Predecessors* *Part VI — The Buddha and His Contemporaries* *Part VII — Comparison and Contrast*