How do we live wisely? Sangharakshita outlines how in this companion volume of commentary on Nagarjuna's Precious Garland, showing us how to use our positive ethical position, our momentum in goodness, to develop a deep understanding of the nature of life.
In the companion volume Living Ethically, Sangharakshita showed us that to live a Buddhist life we need to develop an ethical foundation. Ethical living means being motivated increasingly by love, contentment, and awareness. However, from a Buddhist viewpoint, this "being good" is not good enough. We become good in order to be wise.
Although ultimately the most satisfying of all human endeavors, here we learn that the development of wisdom is also not an easy task. The truth of things is elusive, subtle, and even frightening. So we need to get to it by developing both a more non-literal and reflective intelligence, and greater maturity and courage.
Sangharakshita is the founder and principal teacher of Triratna, a worldwide Buddhist movement. With teaching experience spanning sixty years, he is the author of over forty books.
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About the Author
Sangharakshita is the founder and principal teacher of Triratna, a worldwide Buddhist movement. With teaching experience spanning 60 years, he is the author of over 40 books.
Table of Contents
About the author vii
1 The relationship between wisdom and faith 1
2 The essence of the matter 19
3 Images of emptiness 29
4 Nothing left at all? 49
5 Elements and arguments 63
6 Truths and illusions 73
7 An adventure with no end in sight 85
8 To end as we began 111
Notes and references 117
What People are Saying About This
Sangharakshita is one of the most significant Buddhist pioneers in the West,.... I have always looked to his books for inspiration and ideas on how to better translate the principles and practices of Buddhism for western audiences and practitioners today,...."Lama Surya Das