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Title The Rice Seedling Sutra : Buddha's teachings on dependent arising / Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe ; translated by Joshua and Diana Cutler.
Author Thabkhe, Yeshe, 1930- author.
Publication Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2020]
Description viii, 160 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 294.385 T
Note Includes English translation of Śālistambasūtra.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-156) and index.
Summary "In the Rice Seedling Sutra, the Buddha unpacks the law of cause and effect. He notes how, in the natural world, a seed becomes a sprout, which produces a flower, which bears fruit. A seed has no intention to sprout; when the right conditions are assembled the fruit arises. Similarly, when our senses encounter an object, a sense consciousness arises naturally, without our intending it. This, says the Buddha, is also how karma works, how actions performed out of ignorance create suffering, whether or not we want it, and the same law of causality also governs enlightenment; when the right conditions are assembled, awakening is assured. Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe (pronounced tub-kay) was among the last generation of scholars to be trained in Tibet before the Chinese occupation. He has been teaching Westerners for decades, having worked with top scholars in the United States, and he is especially familiar with this sutra, having translated the commentary by Kamalasila into Hindi. Here his deep familiarity, combined with his extensive command of the Buddhist scriptures, allow him to present the Buddha's words in a rich and authoritative context. He is able to clearly distinguish the Buddhist view of dependent arising from the philosophical positions of other traditions and even its diverse interpretations within Buddhism"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The rice seedling : a Mahayana sutra / translation by Jeffrey D. Schoening -- How to seek reality by means of Buddha's teaching on dependent arising -- Analysis of the divine creator -- Is dependently arisen production actual production? -- How phenomena exist -- The trainings of the three types of persons -- Escaping the wheel of life -- The factors of dependent arising -- How the self exists.
Subject Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Śālistambasūtra -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Causation (Buddhism)
Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Śālistambasūtra. (OCoLC)fst01379054
Causation (Buddhism) (OCoLC)fst00849835
Pratītyasamutpāda. (OCoLC)fst01074673
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author Cutler, Joshua W. C., translator.
Cutler, Diana, translator.
Addl. Title Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Śālistambasūtra. English. Container of (expression)
Related To Online version: Thabkhe, Yeshe, 1930- The rice seedling sutra. Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2020] 9781614296447 (DLC) 2019031236
ISBN 9781614296430 (paperback)

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