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Compassion and meditation 1 edition

Compassion and meditation
Jean-Yves Leloup

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Compassion and meditation
the spiritual dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity
1st U.S. ed.
Jean-Yves Leloup ; translated by Joseph Rowe.

Published 2009 by Inner Traditions in Rochester, Vt .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Pt. 1. The way of meditation
Zen and Hesychasm
Transmission : the Samaritan woman
The practice of Hesychast meditation : posture, orientation, breathing, invocation, centered in the heart
Pt. 2. The way of compassion
What is a bodhisattva?
The Dhammapada and the Gospels
The vow of compassion
The practice of compassion
Impurities of the mind
The five motivations : the "desire for the god-realms," the desire for awakening, "disinterested" desire, gratuity, sharing
The four considerations taught by the Buddha : the same family, community of destiny, impermanence, Buddha-nature
The three attitudes : the king, the ferryman, the shepherd
The six perfections, or the six paramitas
Giving : the gift of material things, the gift of protection, the gift of love, the gift of loving kindness, the gift of truth
Three negative actions of the body : killing, taking what is not ours (theft), misuse of sexuality
Three positive actions of the body : protection, giving, good use of sexuality (chastity)
Four negative actions of speech : lying, ill will, insult, chatter
Four positive actions of speech : speaking honestly, speaking for the good, maintaining a space of listening, speaking clearly and concisely
Three negative actions of the mind : possessiveness, antagonism, fixating on concepts
Three positive actions of the mind : satisfaction, goodwill, flexibility of mind
Epilogue: Between us : nothing.

Edition Notes

Includes index.


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Library of Congress
BR128.B8 L4513 2006

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p. cm.

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