Things Pertaining to Bodhi: The Thirty-seven Aids to Enlightenment

Things Pertaining to Bodhi: The Thirty-seven Aids to Enlightenment

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by Sheng Yen
     
 

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The Thirty-seven Aids to Enlightenment are a set of fundamental teachings of Buddhism in the form of a list. The list’s seeming simplicity belies the fact that it is actually a kind of road map to enlightenment for anyone who follows it with diligence and sincerity. The Thirty-seven Aids comprise seven groups of practices conducive to awakening. Each of the

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The Thirty-seven Aids to Enlightenment are a set of fundamental teachings of Buddhism in the form of a list. The list’s seeming simplicity belies the fact that it is actually a kind of road map to enlightenment for anyone who follows it with diligence and sincerity. The Thirty-seven Aids comprise seven groups of practices conducive to awakening. Each of the seven groups is itself a list of enlightenment factors, which add up to a total of thirty-seven: (1) The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, (2) The Four Proper Exertions, (3) The Four Steps to Magical Powers, (4) The Five Roots, (5) The Five Powers, (6) The Seven Factors of Enlightenment, and (7) The Noble Eightfold Path. Master Sheng Yen’s down-to-earth teachings take the reader on a progression through each of the practices, illustrating how they relate to the reader’s own path toward enlightenment.

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“Chan Master Sheng Yen is a great teacher.”— Master Thich Nhat Hanh

“Master Sheng Yen is a true spiritual practitioner of deep and broad learning.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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ISBN-13:
9781590307908
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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Chan Master Sheng Yen (1930–2009) was a widely respected Taiwanese Chan (Chinese Zen) master who taught extensively in the West during the last thirty-one y ears of his life, with twenty-one centers throughout North America, as well as dozens of others throughout the world. He has co-led retreats with the Dalai Lama, and he is the author of numerous books in Chinese and English, including Song of Mind, The Method of No-Method, and his autobiography, Footprints in the Snow.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brothers name is bodhi