The Logic of Faith: A Buddhist Approach to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt

The Logic of Faith: A Buddhist Approach to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt

by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel


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ISBN-13: 9781611802306
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 226,177
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

ELIZABETH MATTIS NAMGYEL is the wife and a principal student of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzigar Kongtrül and the editor of two of his books (It's Up to You and Light Comes Through). She has studied and practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for more than thirty years under his guidance and completed years of solitary retreat. As a Buddhist teacher, she leads weekend retreats throughout the United States and Europe.

Table of Contents

Foreword Thupten Jinpa ix

Foreword Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche xv

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction: The F-Word 1

The End of Faith? 2

Pratityasamutpada 3

Open Questioning 4

1 What Do I Know? 7

Less Right, More Informed 7

Grace in Relationship 10

Everything Leans 13

Emerging from Not Noticing 17

Delusion, Realness, and Illusion 21

Life outside Our Story 26

Beyond Appearances 29

2 Investigating Things 33

Poising the Mind for Insight 33

Loosening Practice 39

Don't Make It a Thing! 44

Searching for a Permanent or Impermanent Self 49

From Scratch: Investigating Autonomy 58

Emptiness 62

The Two Truths: Not Two or True 66

3 Faith: Beyond Belief and Doubt 73

Faithing 73

Belief 76

Doubt 82

Eternalism: Getting to the Bottom of Things 86

Nihilism: Is That All There Is? 91

The Viewless View 96

4 Citizenship 101

Perfect 101

Burning with Love in a World We Can't Fix 105

Choice 109

5 Living Tradition 113

Customized Spirituality 113

The Logic of Faith 118

Notes 123

Index 125

About the Author 135

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Rebecca Wood More than 1 year ago
That Which Brings an End to Suffering That there is reciprocity at the heart of the universe is amazingly good news for it provides us with direction and the ability to rediscover our mutual belonging. I find The Logic of Faith an incredible aid in giving me practical responses to my circumstances and the world at large. Namgyel clarifies and breathes life into what are otherwise complex dharma teachings. I enthusiastically recommend it to everyone who is looking to make sense of current politics as well as our individual lives.