Essentials for Meditation

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Essentials for Meditation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:51 pm

Just a reminder that the Tian-Tai founder Chih-i (or Zhiyi) wrote very influential meditation texts. Two of them were translated by Bhikshu Dharmamitra in his Kalavinka Press series.
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A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Essentials for Meditation

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:54 am

Thanks Will :)

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Re: Essentials for Meditation

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Re: Essentials for Meditation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon May 10, 2010 11:02 pm

This how it begins; two prefaces and the first two chapters:

http://www.kalavinka.com/book_excerpts/ ... apters.pdf
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Breath Meditation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:42 pm

This is the ToC & Introduction to the other meditation text which focuses on the breath. It is very profound.

http://www.kalavinka.com/book_excerpts/ ... _Intro.pdf
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25


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