Il buddhismo mahayana. La sapienza e la compassione by Paul Williams, , available at Book Depository with free delivery. Il buddhismo è un’ortoprassi, più che un’ortodossia. Paul Williams ritiene improbabile una presenza della letteratura mahāyāna prima della stesura per iscritto. I Bodhisattva cosmici (Mahāsattva) del buddhismo mahāyāna . Per questa ragione, ricorda Paul Williams, per il mahāyāna tutti alla fine dovranno.

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Indeed, some things said here need to be remembered by everyone venturing into the world of Buddhism. It’s a little too much to take in.

Roger rated it liked it Jun 29, I also appreciated his ability to steer clear of Western philosophy. Once again I must lament the unnecessary divorce of scholarship from practice.

A rated it really liked it Aug 29, Pxul does this with clarity, occasional stunning insights, and sometimes even a touch of humor!

The Doctrinal Foundations by Paul S. I skipped most of these, but when I did dip into them, I wa even more impressed by After a few years of practicing Buddhism and reading Dharma books, I read this as my first scholarly text and was very impressed by it.

Il buddhismo mahāyāna/Le dottrine “mahāyāna”/Bodhisattva

Jan 09, Chin Jian Xiong rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a view entirely at odds with the Suttas, falling into attavada. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Pankaj Gurung rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Mahayanna is not the case; the Buddha was bbuddhismo especially to the experience of a subjective controller, doer, or identity sakkayathe self of everyday experience.

Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations

Consider the following from pages Different areas need to be kept separate, or integrated with great care, but that is clearly not what happened. Non solo il bodhisattva:. But this is really the best way to characterize how Williams has gone about summarizing fifteen hundred years of Mahayana doctrinal history. It turns out to be well worth the effort to wade through his exposition and follow the various developments that he charts.

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I especially like it when he refers to “old and basic” ideas of Buddhism; he seems to have a particularly good sense of his audience for this book.

Cosa rara per un saggio, specialmente quando non rinuncia, come questo, a essere tecnico. I understand that Williams, converted from Buddhism to Roman Catholicism sometime between the first and second editions. Preview — Buddhist Thought by Paul S. Every page is dense with names, dates, terms, unpronounceable sutra titles if you can actually say Bodhisattvagocaropayavishayavikurvananirdesha Sutra you must already be enlightened and who knows what else. A full 5 Stars!

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This may seem like nit-picking, but it is in fact an essential issue that spells the difference between insight and its lack. If the Buddha considered that he had shown only what is not the Self, and the Buddha actually accepted a Self beyond his negations, a Self other than and behind the five aggregates, fitting mahaayna paradigmatic description for a Self, then mahayaan would surely have said so.

I always appreciate illuminating passages, no matter what the sort of book I’m reading happens to be. A second edition of the original is imminent. This area is Williams’ forte, and for the most part I think his discussions are quite good, though he does sometimes confusingly mix the names of schools, terms, and people wil,iams into a less than lucid jumble. How authentic was the attributed authorship, what edito My goal was to get a general overview of Mahayana Buddhism, and at first I thought this book was not for me.

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Il percorso per raggiungere tale stato si avvia con la scelta di divenire un bodhisattva, adoperandosi per la liberazione di tutti gli esseri senzienti. To sum up the above complaint and how it affects the text as a whole: Galen Turner rated it liked it Jul 30, Anche queste terre vengono denominate e descritte in differenti modi dalle diverse scuole.

Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Paul S. Williams

This passage illustrates another aspect of Williams’ writing I find admirable–a sort of humble, commonsensical honesty that is rarely displayed in writing by scholars. His footnotes endnotes are amazing — the book proper is only pages, followed by pages of endnotes.

I think this is where I started to get worried. L’ingresso nella Via del bodhisattva e quindi il pronunciamente del voto di bodhisattva implica il rispetto di una serie di precetti. Thomas at his worstWilliams expresses understandable puzzlement as, no doubt, most people do when encountering the Buddha’s thought for the first or even hundredth time.

Esistono diverse forme di voto del bodhisattva ma tutte si fondano sulla ferma decisione di raggiungere la bodhi al fine di salvare tutti gli esseri senzienti.