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What is Buddhist enlightenment?

Author: Dale Stuart Wright
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
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"What kind of person should I strive to be? What ideals should I pursue in my life? These basic human questions and others like them are components of the overall question that guides this book: What is enlightenment? As Dale Wright argues, any serious practitioner of human life, religious or not, confronts the challenge of living an authentic life, of overcoming common human disabilities like greed, hatred, and  Read more...
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Wright, Dale Stuart.
What is Buddhist enlightenment?
New York City : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016043533
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Stuart Wright
ISBN: 9780190622596 0190622598 9780190622626 0190622628 9780190622602 0190622601
OCLC Number: 944462933
Description: viii, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why ask what enlightenment is? --
Part I: 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 --
Part II: 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 --
Part III: 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 --
Conclusion: Theses on contemporary enlightenment.
Responsibility: Dale S. Wright.

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