Saturday 23 February 2019

Buddhism

Shakyamuni

Do not believe in anything
simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is found written in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything
merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions
because they have been handed down for many generations.

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

~ The Buddha [Kalama Sutra]

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Shakyamuni - Japan styleI shall post here my entire collection of books & other materials concerned to Buddha Dharma. It may take a long time, since the books must be scanned and converted to pdf's, and audios to mp4's - so i could upload them to youtube for free.

At this moment (2014-12-24) there is over three thousands volumes in my library (some in polish, few in german, but vast majority in english) all dharma-related ... and still counting. Posting one book a day would take almost seven years. Sounds not too encouraging and it equals hundreds of pages to scan daily - a lot of work. But quite pleasant and useful. Fortunately.

So this probably will take whole rest of my life - assuming optimistically, that i will live long enough … and that there will be still few creatures, able to read and make good use of this ;)

Anyway, this page will be updated frequently.
Let it bring unlimited advantage to all sentient beings.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015 13:01

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners — by Thubten Chodron

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions - beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha's teachings?" - and provides simple answers in plain English. This is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it's also a wonderful resource for seasoned students.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:54

Introduction to Tantra

Introduction to Tantra - The Transformation of Desire — by Lama Thubten Yeshe

According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 19:58

Life of Gampopa

The Life of Gampopa — by Jampa Mackenzie Stewart - introduced by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa

Here is the first complete life story of Gampopa - foremost disciple of Milarepa and a forefather of the Kagyu lineages. Compiled from numerous Tibetan biographies, this comprehensive and inspiring rendition highlights the extraordinary details of Gampopa's meditative experiences and presents direct insights into the practice and realisation of Mahamudra.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:06

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation - The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings — by Gampopa

A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism. This text has provided the backbone of study particularly in the Kagyu tradition – covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through finding a spiritual master, teachings on impermanence, karma, bodhicitta, Buddha nature, six perfections, bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood and the activities of Buddha.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:09

Penetrating Wisdom

Penetrating Wisdom - The Aspiration of Samantabhadra — by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

This is a book of teachings on the Buddhist paths of Dzogchen and Tantra by an innovative Tibetan master who is both authoritative and modern. Basing himself on The Aspiration of Samantabhadra  - a proclamation in the Buddhist tantras of the Buddha Samantabhadra - Ponlop Rinpoche illuminates the philosophy and meditation practices of Dzogchen.

Monday, 19 January 2015 08:21

Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) — by Shantideva

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, "The Way of the Bodhisattva" (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience.

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