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The six perfections : Buddhism and the cultivation of character

Author: Dale Stuart Wright
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Dale Wright shows how these teachings were understood and practiced in the Buddha's time.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wright, Dale Stuart.
Six perfections : Buddhism and the cultivation of character.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)300720983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Stuart Wright
ISBN: 9780199700431 0199700435 9780199870332 0199870330
OCLC Number: 558730712
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction; ONE: The Perfection of Generosity; Traditional Buddhist Images of the Perfection of Generosity; Critical Assessment: A Contemporary Perfection of Generosity; TWO: The Perfection of Morality; Traditional Buddhist Images of the Perfection of Morality; Critical Assessment: A Contemporary Perfection of Morality; THREE: The Perfection of Tolerance; Traditional Buddhist Images of the Perfection of Tolerance; Critical Assessment: A Contemporary Perfection of Tolerance; FOUR: The Perfection of Energy; Traditional Buddhist Images of the Perfection of Energy. Critical Assessment: A Contemporary Perfection of EnergyFIVE: The Perfection of Meditation; Traditional Buddhist Images of the Perfection of Meditation; Critical Assessment: A Contemporary Perfection of Meditation; SIX: The Perfection of Wisdom; Traditional Buddhist Images of the Perfection of Wisdom; Critical Assessment: A Contemporary Perfection of Wisdom; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; References.
Responsibility: Dale S. Wright.

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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. Dale Wright shows how these teachings were understood and practiced in the Buddha's time.

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An insightful, pyschologically astute narrative of Eastern-influenced literary introspection * Katherine Wharton, Times Literary Supplement *

 
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