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Contents Editor's Preface ix I: Buddhism in Context Chapter 1: The Quest for Inner Development 3 Chapter 2: Religion in Today's World 9 Many Teachings, Many Paths 9 Maintaining One's Own Tradition 13 Sharing Each Other's Traditions 14 Learning from Other Traditions 17 Chapter 3: The Foundations of Buddhism 21 De_ning Features 21 The Buddha 22 The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma 25 The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination 29 The Af_ictions 31 Abandoning the Causes of Suffering 36 Chapter 4: The Great Vehicle 41 The Mahayana School 41 Nagarjuna and the Great Vehicle 42 Origins of the Great Vehicle 46 Chapter 5: Freedom from Suffering 49 Suffering and Compassion 49 Integrating All the Teachings 52 II: The Heart Sutra The Text of the Heart Sutra 59 Chapter 6: The Opening 63 The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras 63 Giving the Title and Paying Homage 65 The Origin of the Teaching 68 Essence and Form 70 Chapter 7: Entering the Bodhisattva Path 77 The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara 77 Noble Sons and Noble Daughters 79 Buddha Nature 82 The Way Things Are 83 Chapter 8: Sel_essness in Context 87 Ultimate Bodhichitta 87 The Doctrine of No-self 88 The Four Seals 91 Chapter 9: Interpreting Emptiness 99 The Two Types of Sel_essness 99 The Mind-only Interpretation 101 De_nitive Versus Provisional Interpretations 104 The Middle Way Interpretation 106 The Two Middle Way Schools 108 Emptiness and Dependent Origination 111 Chapter 10: Developing an Unmistaken View of Reality 113 Correctly Refuting Intrinsic Existence 113 Understanding the Two Truths 114 Traditions of Interpretation 119 The Eight Aspects of Emptiness 121 Chapter 11: Attaining the Result 125 The Emptiness of All Phenomena 125 Nirvana 127 The Mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom 129 The Implicit Meaning of the Heart Sutra 131 All Rejoice 133 III: The Way of the Bodhisattva Chapter 12: Generating Bodhichitta 139 A Gradual Approach 139 The Seven-Point Cause-and-Effect Method 140 Equalizing and Exchanging Oneself and Others 143 Self-Cherishing Versus Cherishing Others 144 The Practice of Giving and Taking 146 Generating Bodhichitta 146 Afterword 149 Appendix: Thorough Elucidation of the Meaning 151 of the Words: An Exposition of the "Heart of Wisdom" Jamyang Gawai Lodr" (1429-1503) Notes 165 Bibliography 173 Index 175
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Tripiòtaka. Såutrapiòtaka. Prajñåapåaramitåa. Hôrdaya -- Criticism and interpretation.
Religious life -- Buddhism.
Compassion -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Buddhism -- Doctrines.