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What is Buddhist enlightenment?

Author: Dale Stuart Wright
Publisher: London : Oxford Univ Press, 2016.
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Dale Wright offers a wide-ranging exploration of issues that have a bearing on the contemporary meaning of enlightenment. He considers the historical meanings of enlightenment within various Buddhist traditions, but does so in order to expand on the larger question that our lives press upon us--what kinds of lives should we aspire to live here, now, and into the future?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wright, Dale Stuart.
What is Buddhist enlightenment?
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016010010
(OCoLC)944462933
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Stuart Wright
ISBN: 9780190622626 0190622628 9780190622602 0190622601
OCLC Number: 957615628
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Why ask what enlightenment is? --
Contemporary images of enlightenment --
The Bodhisattva's practice of enlightenment --
The awakening of character as an image of contemporary enlightenment --
Secular Buddhism and the religious dimension of enlightenment --
The moral dimension of enlightenment --
Enlightenment and the experience of Karma --
Enlightenment and the moral dimension of Zen training --
Enlightenment and the persistence of human fallibility --
The thought of enlightenment and the dilemma of human achievement --
Language and the experience of enlightenment --
Language in Zen enlightenment --
Enlightenment and the practice of meditative reading --
From the thought of enlightenment to the event of awakening --
Theses on contemporary enlightenment.
Responsibility: Dale S. Wright.

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