Here is a lucid, accessible, and inspiring guide to the six perfections—a set of Buddhist teachings designed to transform human character through the perfection of generosity, morality, tolerance, energy, meditation, and wisdom. Drawing on the Diamond Sutra, The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom, and other essential Mahayana texts, Dale Wright shows how these teachings were understood and practiced in the Buddha's time and how they can be adapted to contemporary life in a global society. What would the perfection of generosity look like today, for example? How can we learn to be giving—without ulterior motive or self-concern? Devoting a separate chapter to each of the six perfections, Wright combines sophisticated analysis with real-life applications. Buddhists have always stressed self-cultivation, the uniquely human freedom that allows us, if we choose, to shape the kind of life we will live and the kind of person we will become. For those who wish to live a more perfect life, The Six Perfections offers invaluable guidance.
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An insightful, pyschologically astute narrative of Eastern-influenced literary introspection ( Katherine Wharton, Times Literary Supplement)About the Author:
Dale Wright is David B. and Mary H. Gamble Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Asian Studies at Occidental College and the author of Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism and Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice, co-edited with Steven Heine, (OUP 2007). He lives in San Diego.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Dale S. Wright has written a compelling account of one of the world's most ancient - and still-vibrant - models of moral development.The Six Perfectionsbroadens psychology's vision of human excellence." --Daniel Goleman, author ofEmotional Intelligence "'Awakening' (enlightenment) is not enough: whatever we realize needs to be integrated into how we actually live. The most important Buddhist guidelines for self-transformation are the "six perfections." Dale Wright explains how they have been understood in the Buddhist tradition and reflects on what they can mean for us today. The best book on an essential topic." --David R. Loy, author ofA Buddhist History of the West and Awareness Bound and Unbound "I cannot remember having enjoyed an exposition of the six transcendent perfections of the bodhisattva as much as this one from Dale Wright. He is careful, precise, lucid, and yet light and humorous. You can actually understand what he is talking about - and it is about the most profound and useful of philosophical anda spiritual journeys. I strongly recommend this book." --Robert A. F. Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Buddhism, Columbia University Author ofInfinite Life, andWhy The Dalai Lama Matters "[An] accessible, scholarly study of Buddhism's six perfections .[C]learly and convincingly displays the social relevance of Buddhism for contemporary life. Finally, this text is written in an easy-going, very readable, yet scholarly style.Recommended." --Choice. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0195382013
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