The Dharma: Or, the Religion of Enlightenment: an Exploration of Buddhism

Cosimo, Inc., 1 déc. 2005 - 152 pages
In the mountain hall we are taking our seats, In solitude calming the mind;Still are our souls and in silence preparedBy degrees the truth to find.-"Devotion"This beautiful meditation on the dharma, or truth, of Buddhism is the perfect introduction to one of the world's most ancient faiths. Concise and sensibly organized, Carus-one of the foremost figures of American Buddhism of the early 20th century-gently explains, in this 1918 book, the faith's "noble truths" concerning suffering and its roots, the "ten evils" that bedevil us, and the concepts of Karma, Samskara, and Nirvana. A selection of Buddhist poetry, little gems of verse culled from a variety of ancient and contemporary sources, serves as meditations on the life lessons offered here.American philosopher and theologian PAUL CARUS (1852-1919) also wrote The Religion of Science (1893), The Gospel of Buddha (1894), and The History of the Devil (1900).

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Table des matières

The Four Noble Truths
The Uncreate
Preach the Doctrine that is Glorious
The Stanza of Ashvajit
The Atman
Transiency and Permanence
The Uncreate
The Eternal in
The Buddhist Faith
A Summary of the Tenets of Buddhism
The Ego Illusion
Buddhist Doxology

Reincarnation Not SoulTransmigration

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Page 43 - Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples ; and looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, " Behold the Lamb of God ! " And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Page 13 - On the cessation of consciousness cease name and form; "On the cessation of name and form cease the six organs of sense; "On the cessation of the six organs of sense ceases contact; "On the cessation of contact ceases sensation; "On the cessation of sensation ceases desire; "On the cessation of desire ceases attachment; "On the...
Page 44 - He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
Page 76 - Looking for the maker of this tabernacle, I shall have to run through a course of many births, so long as I do not find (him); and painful is birth again and again. But now, maker of the tabernacle, thou hast been seen; thou shalt not make up 72 S^ this tabernacle again.
Page 44 - Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye ? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou ? 39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day : for it was about the tenth hour.
Page 112 - By ourselves is evil done, By ourselves we pain endure. By ourselves we cease from wrong, By ourselves become we pure. No one saves us but ourselves, No one can and no one may: We ourselves must walk the path, Buddhas merely teach the way.
Page 7 - Invent not evil reports, neither do ye repeat them. Carp not, but look for the good sides of your fellow-beings, so that ye may with sincerity defend them against their enemies.
Page 81 - Such is the Law which moves to righteousness, Which none at last can turn aside or stay; The heart of it is Love, the end of it Is Peace and Consummation sweet. Obey...
Page 36 - Whether Buddhas arise, O priests, or whether Buddhas do not arise, it remains a fact and the fixed and necessary constitution of being, that all its constituents are misery.
Page 46 - By oneself the evil is done, by oneself one suffers; by oneself evil is left undone, by oneself one is purified. Purity and impurity belong to oneself, no one can purify another.

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