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Outlining the way to Reflect, Siwei Lueyao fa
By: Charles Willemen

Outlining the way to Reflect-Siwei Lueyao fa, Charles Will


 
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Author: Charles Willemen
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9788170392811
Publication Date: 2012

Product Code: 13826
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In the fifth century in southern China, mainly in the capital Jiankang (Nanjing) many visualisation texts and meditation manuals were established, either translated from Sanskrit or composed in Chinese on the basis of the oral teaching of an Indian master. An overview of manuals about the practice of yoga (yogacara) is presented. T.617 Siwei lueyao fa is wrongly attributed to Kumarajava, the great translator and teacher in Chang'an, ca. 405 A.D. It, however, may be the result of the teaching of someone like Dharmamitra in Jiankang, ca. 430-440 A.D. The text is of Mahasa ghikas and Sthaviras, mainly Sarvastivadins, in the Gandharan cultural area. The text explains the ten stages of meditation, from developing friendliness (maitri) via Buddhanusmrti to visualisation of Amitayus, as Amitabha was called in South China at the time. The Samadhi of the Lotus of the Law, urging us to practice well, concludes the whole process.

Language: English & Chinese

Outlining the way to Reflect-Siwei Lueyao fa, Charles Willemen, Somaiya Publications, Paperback, 60 pages, $9.00

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