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Calm Abiding And Special Insight : Achieving Spiritual Transformation Through Meditation - Geshe Gedun Lodro

Calm Abiding And Special Insight

Achieving Spiritual Transformation Through Meditation

Paperback Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781559391108
Number Of Pages: 336

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"Calm Abiding and Special Insight presents an intimate and detailed picture of the intricacies of meditation so vividly that the reader is drawn into a Tibetan worldview of spiritual development. Geshe Gedün Lodrö, one of the foremost scholars of Tibet, reveals methods for overcoming afflictive states and disorders to create a mind which is stable, calm, and alertly clear. This book illustrates the mind's potential for profound transformation. The dangers of not recognizing states contrary to successful meditation are great, and the possibilities of implementing the wrong antidote, or of overextending an appropriate one until it becomes counterproductive, are many. Through such detail, Geshe Gedün Lodrö makes vividly clear a Tibetan approach to meditative transformation. This is a completely revised new edition of Walking Through Walls."

"What the Geshe has left to us is . . . a masterly and lucid account of an Indo-Tibetan worldview of spiritual development . . . meticulously edited and translated. No advanced student and scholar working on related areas can afford to overlook this publication. . . . A book of great merit."--Tibet Journal

"This book vividly presents an intimate and detailed picture of the intricacies of meditation, such that the reader is drawn into a Tibetan world-view of spiritual transformation."--Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies

Charts and Listsp. 6
Prefacep. 7
Technical Notep. 10
Calm Abidingp. 11
Prerequisitesp. 19
Physical Posturep. 24
Objects of Observationp. 34
Nine Mental Abidingsp. 69
Achieving Calm Abidingp. 96
Signs of Calm Abidingp. 123
Rising from Meditative Equipoisep. 145
Expansionp. 148
Textbooks and Debatep. 149
Hinayana and Mahayanap. 152
Order and Benefits of Cultivating Calm Abiding and Special Insightp. 159
Physical Basisp. 169
Mental Basesp. 177
More Types of Objects of Observationp. 183
Path of Seeing and Related Questionsp. 209
Special Insightp. 214
Modes of Procedurep. 215
Progressing on the Mundane Pathp. 225
Mundane Path of Special Insightp. 236
Individual Knowledge of the Characterp. 247
Summaryp. 280
Glossaryp. 285
Bibliographyp. 300
Indexp. 310
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ISBN: 9781559391108
ISBN-10: 1559391103
Series: Textual Studies and Translations in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1