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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 March 1998
  • ISBN : 9781101663073
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 10 voters

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A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment.

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Buddhism without Beliefs

Buddhism without Beliefs
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781101663073
GET THIS BOOKBuddhism without Beliefs

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something

Secular Buddhism

Secular Buddhism
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • ISBN : 9780300227581
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An essential collection of Stephen Batchelor’s most probing and important work on secular Buddhism As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation. However, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism, and the practice occurs within secular contexts such as hospitals, schools, and the workplace. Is it possible to recover from the Buddhist teachings a vision of human flourishing that

Buddhism Without Beliefs

Buddhism Without Beliefs
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • ISBN : OCLC:1113935460
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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781588369840
GET THIS BOOKConfession of a Buddhist Atheist

Does Buddhism require faith? Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? This is one man’s confession. In his classic Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers. Now, with the same brilliance and boldness of thought, he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha—told from the author’s unique perspective as

The Faith to Doubt

The Faith to Doubt
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781619026360
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Kierkegaard said that faith without doubt is simply credulity, the will to believe too readily, especially without adequate evidence, and that "in Doubt can Faith begin." All people involved in spiritual practice, of whatever persuasion, must confront doubt at one time or another, and find a way beyond it to belief, however temporary. But "faith is not equivalent to mere belief. Faith is the condition of ultimate confidence that we have the capacity to follow the path of doubt to

Alone With Others

Alone With Others
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780802196484
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The author of Buddhism Without Beliefs bridges the gap between Western and Eastern philosophy with this humanist approach to Buddhism. This uniquely contemporary guide to understanding the timeless message of Buddhism, and in particular its relevance in actual human relations, was inspired by Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way Of Life, which the author translated into English, the oral instructions of living Buddhist masters, Heidegger’s classic Being and Time, and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul

After Buddhism

After Buddhism
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780300205183
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A renowned Buddhist teacher's magnum opus, based on his fresh reading of the tradition's earliest texts Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent ethical,

Living with the Devil

Living with the Devil
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-06-07
  • ISBN : 9781101663080
GET THIS BOOKLiving with the Devil

Stephen Batchelor's seminal work on humanity's struggle between good and evil In the national bestseller Living with the Devil, Batchelor traces the trajectory from the words of the Buddha and Christ, through the writings of Shantideva, Milton, and Pascal, to the poetry of Baudelaire, the fiction of Kafka, and the findings of modern physics and evolutionary biology to examine who we really are, and to rest in the uncertainty that we may never know. Like his previous bestseller, Buddhism without

The Art of Solitude

The Art of Solitude
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780300252279
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In a time of social distancing and isolation, a meditation on the beauty of solitude from renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor “Whatever a soul is, the author goes a long way toward soothing it. A very welcome instance of philosophy that can help readers live a good life.”—Kirkus Reviews “Elegant and formally ingenious.”—Geoff Wisner, Wall Street Journal When world renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned sixty, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to

The Awakening of the West

The Awakening of the West
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • ISBN : UVA:X002528043
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From Greek kings to nineteenth-century adventurers, from missionaries to monks, the encounter of Buddhism and the West is filled with intriguing personalities in "Awaking of the West.

Verses from the Center

Verses from the Center
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781101663097
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The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center, Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides readers with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna.

The Psychology Of Awakening

The Psychology Of Awakening
  • Author : Gay Watson,Stephen Batchelor,Guy Claxton
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781448118991
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The Buddhist view of the mind - how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right - is increasingly being recognised as profound and highly practical by scientists, counsellors and other professionals. In The Psychology of Awakening, this powerful vision of human nature, and its implications for personal and social life, are for the first time brought to a wider audience by some of those most influential in exploring its potential for the way we live today.

The Jewel in the Lotus

The Jewel in the Lotus
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications (MA)
  • Release Date : 1987
  • ISBN : UVA:X002232528
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A Guide to the Bodhisattava's Way of Life

A Guide to the Bodhisattava's Way of Life
  • Author : Shantideva
  • Publisher : Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • ISBN : 9788185102597
GET THIS BOOKA Guide to the Bodhisattava's Way of Life

Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavatara (A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life) holds a unique place in Mahayana Buddhism akin to that of the Dhammapada in Hinayana Buddhism and the Bhagavadgita in Hinduism. In combining those rare qualities of scholastic precision, spiritual depth and poetical beauty, its appeal extends to a wide audience of Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Composed in India during the 8th century of the Christian era, it has since been an inspiration to millions of people throughout

Verses from the Center

Verses from the Center
  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781573228763
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The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center, Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides readers with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna.