The Six Perfections
  • 出版社Oxford University Press
  • 出版語言English
  • 出版日期 (格式: 2012/02/28)2011/11/08
  • 尺寸15.5 x 23.4 x 2 cm
  • 頁數304頁
  • 裝幀平裝
  • 重量(千克)0.45kg
  • ISBN9780199895793
定價HK$160

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The Six Perfections

————Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character

書籍介紹
Here is a lucid, accessible, and inspiring guide to the six perfections-Buddhist teachings about six dimensions of human character that require "perfecting": generosity, morality, tolerance, energy, meditation, and wisdom. Drawing on the Diamond Sutra, the Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom, and other essential Mahayana texts, Dale Wright shows how these teachings were understood and practiced in classical Mahayana Buddhism and how they can be adapted to contemporary life in a global society. What would the perfection of generosity look like today, for example? What would it mean to give with neither ulterior motives nor naivete? Devoting a separate chapter to each of the six perfections, Wright combines sophisticated analysis with real-life applications. Buddhists have always stressed self-cultivation, the uniquely human freedom that opens the possibility of shaping the kind of life we will live and the kind of person we will become. For those interested in ideals of human character and practices of self-cultivation, The Six Perfections offers invaluable guidance.
作者簡介
Dale Wright is David B. and Mary H. Gamble Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Asian Studies at Occidental College and the author of Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism and, co-edited with Steven Heine, a series of five OUP books on Zen Buddhism.