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The Foundation Of Buddhist Practice
Author The Dalai Lama ; Thubten Chodron
Date2018
Pages378
PublisherWisdom
Publisher Url http://www.wisdompubs.org
LocationUS [美國]
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
AbstractThe second volume in the Dalai Lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion.

Volume 1, Approaching the Buddhist Path, contains introductory material that sets the context for Buddhist practice. This second volume, The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, describes the important teachings that will help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice.
Traditional presentations of the path in Tibetan Buddhism assume the audience already has faith in the Buddha and believes in rebirth and karma, but the Dalai Lama realized early on that a different approach was needed for his Western and contemporary Asian students. Starting with the four seals and the two truths, His Holiness illuminates key Buddhist ideas, such as dependent arising , emptiness, and karma, to support the reader in engaging with this rich tradition. This second volume in the new Library of Wisdom and Compassion series provides a wealth of reflections on the relationship between a spiritual mentor and student, how to begin a meditation practice, and the relationship between the body and mind, among other fascinating topics.
Table of contentsPreface by Bhikṣuṇī Thubten Chodron xiii
Abbreviations xxi
INTRODUCTION BY HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA 3
1. THE BUDDHIST APPROACH 7
Four Seals 7
Two Truths 13
2. GAINING NONDECEPTIVE KNOWLEDGE 17
Three Kind of Objects and Their Cognizers 17
Seven Types of Awareness 21
Reliable Cognizers and Unreliable Awareness 22
Direct Reliable Cognizers 27
Inferential Reliable Cognizers 27
Reliable Cognizers Based on an Example 32
Reliable Cognizers Based on Authoritative Testimony 33
Applying the Threefold Analysis 39
Reflections on Scriptural Inference 40
The Prāsaṅgikas' Unique View of Reliable Cognizers 42
Knowing When We Have a Correct Reason and a Reliable Cognizer 44
Inferential Reliable Cognizers and Meditation 45
3. THE BASIS OF THE SELF: THE BODY AND MIND 51
Classifications of Phenomena 51
Five Aggregates 55
Twelve Sources and Eighteen Constituents 57
Consciousness: Mind and Mental Factors 59
Five Omnipresent Mental Factors 61
Five Object-Ascertaining Mental Factors 62
Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors 64
Six Root Afflictions 65
Twenty Auxiliary Afflictions 67
Four Variable Mental Factors 67
Conceptual and Nonconceptual Consciousnesses 69
4. CHOOSING SPIRITUAL MENTORS AND BECOMING A QUALIFIED DISCIPLE 77
Importance of Relying on Spiritual Mentors 77
Spiritual Mentors 79
Three Types of Practice, Three Types of Spiritual Mentors 83
Investigate a Person's Qualities 86
Qualities of a Spiritual Mentor 87
Seek Internal Qualities, Not Titles or External Appearance 91
Becoming a Qualified Disciple 95
5. RELYING ON SPIRITUAL MENTORS 101
The Benefits of Relying on Spiritual Mentors 102
Cultivate Trust by Seeing Their Qualities 103
Cultivate Appreciation and Respect by Seeing Their Kindness 106
Seeing Spiritual Mentors as Buddhas 108
The Role of Devotion 111
Relying on Spiritual Mentors in Our Actions 112
Behavior toward Spiritual Mentors 114
Preventing Difficulties 118
Unusual Behavior 120
Resolving Problems 124
When Our Spiritual Mentors Pass Away 127
Advice to Spiritual Mentors and Disciples 127
6. HOW TO STRUCTURE A MEDITATION SESSION 131
Type of Meditation 131
Meditation on the Lamrim 134
The Six Preparatory Practices 136
The Actual Session and Dedication at the Conclusion 148
Interrelationship of the Lamrim Topics 151
Breaks between Meditation Sessions 152
Making Requests, Receiving Blessings, and Gaining Realizations 157
7. MIND, BODY, AND REBIRTH 161
Sentience, Mind, and Brain 161
The Nature of Mind 167
Rebirth: Past and Future Lives 169
The Buddha Responds to Questions about Rebirth 175
8. THE ESSENCE OF A MEANINGFUL LIFE 183
Precious Human Life 184
Rare and Difficult to Attain 187
Taking the Essence of Our Precious Human Life 190
Eight Worldly Concerns 191
Disadvantages of the Eight Worldly Concerns 197
9. LOOKING BEYOND THIS LIFE 205
Gross and Subtle Impermanence 206
Learning from Our Own Mortality 207
Other Life Forms 213
Fear or Hope at Death? 217
The Death Process 219
Helping Ourselves and Others at the Time of Death 221
Powa, Transference of Consciousness 226
10. KARMA AND ITS EFFECTS 231
The Law of Karma and Its Effects 232
General Characteristics of Karma 235
Specific Characteristics of Karma 238
Constructive Actions 250
The Weight of Karma 254
Discerning Virtuous from Nonvirtuous Actions 258
Karma and Current Ethical Issues 259
11. RESULTS OF KARMA 269
Three Results of Karma 270
The Ripening of Karmic Seeds 277
Definite and Indefinite Karma 282
When Karma Ripens 285
How Karma Functions 288
The Benefits of Contemplating Karma and Its Effects 288
12. THE WORKINGS OF KARMA 291
Projecting and Completing Karma 291
Collective and Individual Karma 292
Naturally Nonvirtuous Actions and Proscribed Actions 293
Intention Karma, Intended Karma, and M
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