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What is Buddhist enlightenment?

Author: Dale Stuart Wright
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Stuart Wright
ISBN: 9780190622602 0190622601 9780190622619 019062261X 9780190622626 0190622628
OCLC Number: 958963185
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: Introduction: why ask what enlightenment is? --
1. The Bodhisattva's practice of enlightenment --
2. The awakening of character as an image of contemporary enlightenment --
3. Secular Buddhism and the religious dimension of enlightenment --
4. Enlightenment and the experience of Karma --
5. Enlightenment and the moral dimension of Zen training --
6. Enlightenment and the persistence of human fallibility --
7. The thought of enlightenment and the dilemma of human achievement --
8. Language in Zen enlightenment --
9. Enlightenment and the practice of meditative reading --
10. From the thought of enlightenment to the event of awakening --
Conclusion: ten theses on contemporary enlightenment.
Responsibility: Dale S. Wright.

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