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Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts

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Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should we confess and acknowledge our ancient twisted karma? What is the significance of taking refuge in Buddha, dharma, and sangha? The author explores the ten basic precepts, including not killing, not stealing, not lying, not misusing sexuality, and not using intoxicants. A gifted storyteller, Anderson takes us to the heart of situations, where moral judgments are not easy and we do not have all the answers. With wisdom and compassion, he teaches us how to confront the emotional and ethical turmoil of our lives.

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Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why...

Table of Contents

Receiving the precepts: the bodhisattva initiation ceremony — Entering Buddha's way: dependent co-arising — Paying homage: the bodhisattva vow — Renunciation: letting go of attachments — Confession: all my ancient twisted karma — The sixteen great bodhisattva precepts: the teaching of the two truths — The three refuges: the body of Buddha's mind — The three pure precepts: the shape of Buddha's mind — The abode and the source: embrace and sustain forms and ceremonies — Practicing and being practiced: embrace and sustain all good — Taking self and others across: embrace and sustain all beings — The ten grave precepts: the activity of Buddha's mind — The the Buddha seed grow: not killing — the suchness of mind and objects: not stealing — Nothing is wished for: not misusing sexuality — The dharma wheel has all-inclusively turned: not lying — everything is inviolable: no intoxicants — The same path: not speaking of others' faults — Not an inch of ground: not praising self at the expense of others — One hundred grasses: not being possessive — Oceans of magnificent clouds: not being angry — Virtue returns to the ocean: not disparaging the triple treasure — Blood vein: face-to-face transmission.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781930485594
Publisher:
Rodmell Press
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
Anderson, Reb
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Religion : Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Religion : Meditations
Subject:
Philosophy : Zen
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Zen Buddhism
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Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Philosophy

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"Synopsis" by , Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why...
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