By Alan Watts

ISBN-10: 1462901670

ISBN-13: 9781462901678

During this dynamic sequence of lectures, Alan Watts takes us on an exploration of Buddhism, from its roots in India to the explosion of curiosity in Zen and the Tibetan culture within the West. Watts strains the Indian beginnings of Buddhism, delineates adjustments among Buddhism and different religions, appears to be like on the radical tools of the Mahayana Buddhist, and studies the 4 Noble Truths and The Eightfold course.

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L2A As will be discussed later, this concept of 'unthinkable' (acinteyya or acintiya) plays an important role in describing the Buddha-concept in the Althakathli literature. E. Cakkhu (Eye) The B uddha is sometimes referred to as one who has 'eye' (cakkhumant),125 or the eye of all round knowledge (samanta­ cakkhu),126 etc. The notion that one is endowed with 'eye' (cakkhumant) is not always associated with the Buddha alone. " However, the apotheosis of the Buddha resulted in the stereotype of expressions.

It is in this area thaI quite a of new attributes emerged subsequently. number In the four Nikliyas, the term sabbaiiifii or sabbailiiulii is dis­ cussed at several places in relation to the kind of omniscience claimed by Nigatl;hanatha-putta. 117 sutta,'" as According to the Tevijja-Vacchagotta Nigatllhanatha-putta's claim of omniscience is nnderstood the knowledge that is continually and permanently present while walking, standing still, asleep, or awake. This is the kind of knowledge that the Buddha denied.

AnavasesaIJ! ). (2-4) He knows everything concerning the past, future and present (atitarp . . , aniigatarp . . , paccuppannaIJ! sabbaIJ! jiiniiti ti sabbaiiiiutaiianam). , satan c 'eva saddii. pc .. ghiinaii c 'ev� gandhii ca ... pe ... 1habbii ca, mana c 'eva dhammii ca eVaIJ! taIJ! ) . 27 . 1 ta1p. 1jiiniiti Ii . ) (12-17) He knows everything about vedanii, safiiiii, sarikhilra, viJIDiilJa, cakkhu and jarii-mar�a as far as various aspects of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and non-selfare concerned (yiiva18 vedanaya...

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