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Vision And Transformation: An Introduction To The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path Good content for the most part, but clearly written by an older white man or rather transcribed from his dharma talks , so there are a lot of assumptions he makes and perspectives he posits that were hard to connect with, a bit dated and sometimes problematic for example a brief interlude into some kind of weird tangent that almost seemed to take a page from a eugenics based philosophy Overall it wasn t terrible and it was useful as an introduction to the 8 fold path and it sparked some g Good content for the most part, but clearly written by an older white man or rather transcribed from his dharma talks , so there are a lot of assumptions he makes and perspectives he posits that were hard to connect with, a bit dated and sometimes problematic for example a brief interlude into some kind of weird tangent that almost seemed to take a page from a eugenics based philosophy Overall it wasn t terrible and it was useful as an introduction to the 8 fold path and it sparked some good discussions Definitely to be read with a critical eye, though, and be prepared for white, cis male privilege to crop up as well as some latent colonialist mentality Excelente libro de cabecera para mantenerse en el camino Muy bonita visi n de la filosof a budista Para leer varias veces. It was worth reading given Sangharakshita s roll as founding father of the Triratna FWBO He breaks down the 8 fold path, and gives explanations of Buddhist fundamentals Terms like the 5 hindrances and explained I found a lot of the analogies difficult to internalize It s a bitscholarly in nature and so I found it in parts harder to tie to my meditation Harder, but it wasn t completely disjoint. This book offers a thorough explanation of the 8 limbs of the Buddha s noble eightfold path Clearly presented, and with tangible reference to modern ish life Sangharakshita s descriptions don t always hit the nail on the head for me, but certainly do provide a useful angle to further consideration and a way for me to access the concepts. The Eightfold Path Is The Most Widely Known Formulation Of The Buddha S Teaching It Is Ancient, Reaching Back To The Buddha S Very First Discourse, And It Is Highly Venerated As A Unique Treasury Of Wisdom And Practical Guidance The Teaching Of The Eightfold Path Challenges Us To Grasp The Implications Of That Vision, And Asks Us To Transform Ourselves In Its Light Like The Teaching Itself, This Work Covers Every Aspect Of Life


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About the Author: Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in South London, in 1925 Largely self educated, he developed an interest in the cultures and philosophies of the East early on, and realized that he was a Buddhist at the age of sixteen.The Second World War took him, as a conscript, to India, where he stayed on to become the Buddhist monk Sangharakshita After studying for some years under leading teachers from the major Buddhist traditions, he went on to teach and write extensively He also played a key part in the revival of Buddhism in India, particularly through his work among followers of Dr B.R Ambedkar.After twenty years in the East, he returned to England to establish the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order in 1967, and the Western Buddhist Order in 1968 now known as the Triratna Buddhist Community and the Triratna Buddhist Order respectively.Sangharakshita has always particularly emphasized the decisive significance of commitment in the spiritual life, the paramount value of spiritual friendship and community, the link between religion and art, and the need for a new society supportive of spiritual aspirations and ideas.In recent years Sangharakshita has been handing on most of his responsibilities to his senior disciples in the Order Based at the Adhisthana retreat centre in Herefordshire UK, he is now focusing on personal contact with people For , go to www.sangharakshita.org.A collection of 27 volumes will represent the definitive edition of his life s work as a Buddhist writer and teacher Find outabout The Complete Works of Sangharakshita A series of talks by Sangharakshita Launch of The Essential Sangharakshita and Living Ethically.