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Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts

Anderson, Reb

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ISBN 10: 0962713899 / ISBN 13: 9780962713897
Verlag: Rodmell Press, 2001
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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Titel: Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the ...

Verlag: Rodmell Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2001

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: 1st Edition.

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Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should we confess and acknowledge our ancient twisted karma? What is the significance of taking refuge in Buddha, dharma, and sangha? The author explores the ten basic precepts, including not killing, not stealing, not lying, not misusing sexuality, and not using intoxicants. A gifted storyteller, Anderson takes us to the heart of situations, where moral judgments are not easy and we do not have all the answers. With wisdom and compassion, he teaches us how to confront the emotional and ethical turmoil of our lives.

About the Author:

Reb Anderson Roshi studied Zen Buddism with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, who ordained him a priest in 1970. He continues to practice and teach at the San Francisco Zen Center, where he served as abbot from 1986 to 1995. His writings have been published in Wind Bell: Essays and Lectures from the San Francisco Zen Center, 1968-1998 (Mercury House, 1998) and in numerous Buddhist periodicals.

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