The Buddha Nature

This book examines the ontological presuppositions and the corresponding soteriological-epistemological principles that sustain and define such a theory.

The Buddha Nature

One of the fundamental tenets of Mahayana Buddhism animating and grounding the doctrine and discipline of its spiritual path, is the inherent potentiality of all animate beings to attain the supreme and perfect enlightenment of Buddhahood. This book examines the ontological presuppositions and the corresponding soteriological-epistemological principles that sustain and define such a theory. Within the field of Buddhist studies, such a work provides a comprehensive context in which to interpret the influence and major insights of the various Buddhist schools. Thus, the dynamics of the Buddha Nature, though non-thematic and implicit, is at the heart of Zen praxis, while it is a significant articulation in Kegon, Tendai, and Shingon thought. More specifically, the book seeks to establish a coherent metaphysics of absolute suchness (Tathata), synthesizing the variant traditions of the Tathagata-embryo (Tathagatagarbha) and the Storehouse Consciousness (Alayavijnana).The books` contribution to the broader field of the History of Religions rests in its presentation and analysis of the Buddhist Enlightenment as the salvific-transformational moment in which Tathata `awakens` to itself, comes to perfect slef-realization as the Absolute suchness of reality, in and through phenomenal human consciousness. The book is an interpretation of the Buddhist Path as the spontaneous self-emergence of `embryonic` absolute knowledge as it comes to free itself from the concealments of adventitious defilements, and possess itself in fully self-explicitated self-consciousness as the `Highest Truth` and unconditional nature of all existence; it does so only in the form of omniscient wisdom.

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Buddha Nature
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Arya Maitreya, Jamgon Kongtru Lodro Taye, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-14 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

The Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand the ground of enlightenment and the nature and qualities of buddhahood. All sentient beings, without exception, have buddha nature—the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit nor self-contempt.
The Buddha Nature
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Brian Edward Brown
Categories: Buddhism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

One of the fundamental tenets of Mahayana Buddhism animating and grounding the doctrine and discipline of its spiritual path, is the inherent potentiality of all animate beings to attain the supreme and perfect enlightenment of Buddhahood. This book examines the ontological presuppositions and the corresponding soteriological-epistemological principles that sustain and
Buddha Nature
Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: Sallie B. King
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

This volume presents the first book-length study in English of the concept of Buddha nature as discussed in the Buddha Nature Treatise (Fo Xing Lun), attributed to Vasubandhu and translated into Chinese by Paramartha in the sixth century. The author provides a detailed discussion of one of the most important
Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-22 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature takes up centrally important premises of Buddhism: the unsatisfactoriness (duhkha) of cyclic existence (samsara), the determination to be free of cyclic existence, and the mind as the basis for both the extreme duhkha of samsara and the bliss of nirvana. This volume shows us how
Mipam on Buddha-Nature
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Douglas S Duckworth
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-24 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A comprehensive overview of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Mipam’s work on emptiness and Buddha-nature.