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Being upright : Zen meditation and the bodhisattva precepts

Author: Reb Anderson
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Rodmell Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to to the ultimate meaning that informs them. The author explores the ten precepts, including not killing, not stealing, not lying,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reb Anderson
ISBN: 0962713899 9780962713897 1930485018 9781930485013
OCLC Number: 44414111
Description: xxiv, 232 p. ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Reb Anderson.

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"Being Upright is a much-needed book that provides a solid basis for upright practice. Its very language is upright." - David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B.

 
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