Bhante Piyananda also reflects on social and political issues such as the racial tension in his neighborhood after the Rodney King trial and the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afganistan.
In this study Mathieu Boisvert presents a detailed analysis of the five aggregates (pañcakkhandhā) and establishes how the Therav-ada tradition views their interaction. He clarifies the fundamentals of Buddhist psychology by providing a rigorous examination of the nature and interrelation of each of the aggregates and by establishing, for the first time, how the function of each of these aggregates chains beings to the cycle of birth, death and rebirth — the theory of dependent origination (paticcasamuppāda). Boisvert contends that without a thorough understanding of the five aggregates, we cannot grasp the liberation process at work within the individual, who is, after all, simply an amalgam of the five aggregates.
The Five Aggregates represents an important and original contribution to Buddhist studies and will be of great interest to all scholars and students of Buddhism.
20 Minutes to Master Buddhism covers the history of the Buddha, the core ideas behind his teachings, from the importance of meditation to the value of life, as well as a range of techniques and practices to allow you to live through the teachings every day.
You’ll learn about:
• Meditation and the calming of the mind
• Past lives and their significance
• The importance of mantras and visualisation
• The value of ritual and devotion.
Previously published as Principles of Buddhism, this ebook brings together classic text from an expert in the field with a new chapter, placed at the end of the book, which condenses all the ideas and techniques into a digestible 20-minute read.
20 Minutes to Master Buddhism will show you how to live with joy and purpose every day.
This is part of the 20 Minutes to Master series, five indispensable guides that show you how to transform your life in simple and effective ways. Other titles in the series include 20 Minutes to Master Stress Management, 20 Minutes to Master Meditation, 20 Minutes to Master Your Psychic Potential and 20 Minutes to Master Wicca.