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The world could be otherwise : imagination and the Bodhisattva path

Author: Norman Fischer
Publisher: Boulder : Shambhala, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"-qualities that lead to kindness, wisdom, and an awakened life. In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what's hidden, and it shape-shifts reality's roiling twisting waves. In this inspiring reframe of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fischer, Norman, 1946-
World could be otherwise.
Boulder : Shambhala, 2019
(DLC) 2018023151
(OCoLC)1048434408
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Fischer
ISBN: 9780834842144 0834842149
OCLC Number: 1099659206
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Imagination --
The perfection of generosity practices --
The perfection of ethical conduct practices --
The perfection of patience practices --
The perfection of joyful effort practices --
The perfection of meditation practices --
The perfection of understanding practices.
Responsibility: Norman Fischer.

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An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"-qualities that lead to kindness, wisdom, and an awakened life. In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what's hidden, and it shape-shifts reality's roiling twisting waves. In this inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, or "six perfections"-generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding-can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, ethics, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.

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