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The Birth of Insight Books

  • Autor: Erik Braun
  • Editor: Not Avail
  • Relaese Date: 14 May 2014
  • ISBN: 022600094X
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 274 pages
  • File Size: 23MB
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Description The Birth of Insight de Erik Braun:

Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the BuddhaOCOs most important gift to humanity. In the first book to examine how this practice came to play such a dominantOCoand relatively recentOCorole in Buddhism, Erik Braun takes readers to Burma, revealing that Burmese Buddhists in the colonial period were pioneers in making insight meditation indispensable to modern Buddhism.aBraun focuses on the Burmese monk Ledi Sayadaw, a pivotal architect of modern insight meditation, and explores LediOCOs popularization of the study of crucial Buddhist philosophical texts in the early twentieth century. By promoting the study of such abstruse texts, Braun shows, Ledi was able to standardize and simplify meditation methods and make them widely accessibleOCoin part to protect Buddhism in Burma after the British takeover in 1885. Braun also addresses the question of what really constitutes the OC modernOCO in colonial and postcolonial forms of Buddhism, arguing that the emergence of this type of meditation was caused by precolonial factors in Burmese culture as well as the disruptive forces of the colonial era. Offering a readable narrative of the life and legacy of one of modern BuddhismOCOs most important figures, "The Birth of Insight" provides an original account of the development of mass meditation." More knowledge about this writer is not located or even has been removed in the inquire of the author. You'll might be serious about different training books by the Erik Braun. We had been capable to obtain most of the almost all iformatsii for yourself. For authors: our website won't extend to open entry your current ebooks on our web sites solely starting specifics of the ebook. If you feel this site is infringing, you should write to people concerning this and if you're the actual article author of those training books, i will rapidly clear away web sites from my web page.

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