Introduction to Emptiness has ratings and 15 reviews. Author Guy Newland is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Central. Introduction To Emptiness by Guy Newland, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Emptiness is perhaps the most important—yet difficult to define—topic in Buddhism. Guy Newland, author of Introduction to Emptiness—a kind of every- person’s.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Newlan Page. Preview — Introduction to Emptiness by Guy Newland. Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can help them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism the idea that ultimate reality is emptiness.
In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. Newland’s contemporary Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can help them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism the idea that ultimate reality is emptiness.
Newland’s contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will be helpful to students trying to understand one of the great classic texts of the Tibetan tradition, Tsong-kha-pa’s Great Treatise. Paperbackpages. Published February 8th by Snow Lion Publications. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-Kha-Pa’s Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path
To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Emptinessplease sign up. Be emptuness first to ask a question about Introduction to Emptiness. Lists with This Book. Jun 29, Demi rated it it was amazing Shelves: And just as Eddie said, it is a very clear and precise exploration of Emptiness, very useful for the muddled beginner in Buddhism.
Normally, I burn through books in a day or two, but with this one, I’ve chosen to carefully consider and reflect upon each page.
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It is very supportive for those endeavouring to understand emptiness because it doesn’t only show the one argument of emptiness, but occasionall This book was recommended by my teacher at inrroduction local Buddhist Center, Langri Tangpa of Brisbane. It is very supportive for those endeavouring to understand emptiness because it doesn’t only show the one argument of emptiness, but occasionally newladn to other arguments about emptiness and rebuttals about these view points. I definitely recommend this!
Nov 14, Rob rated it it was amazing.
We are unique and important, smptiness we do not own our uniqueness. We have no intrinsic core Nov 29, Alison ro it it was amazing. This book is an excellent primer for studying emptiness.
It is based on volume 3 of the Lam Rim Chenmo and while Tsongkhapa’s original text is challenging, Newland breaks it out clearly and concisely using easy to understand examples. The appendix of key introductoon from each chapter and list of recommended readings would be particular helpful guuy students Highly recommended! I loved this book for three very different reasons. It gives a very clear exposition of formal traditions of logic in the buddhist tradition, including the overlapping discourses of Indian, Tibetan and Chinese buddhist thinkers.
I am especially impressed with Tsonkapa’s insistence that a formal logical process which is completely seperate from both opposing arguments and lived, empirical experience is inherently flawed no matter how sound the steps of the reasoning.
In continental and anglo-am I loved this book for three very different reasons. In continental and anglo-american philosphy, arguments too often end up fought in a purely fictitious world where the arguemtns are accepted as legitimate merely because of their form. I came to understand the practice of insight meditation and the disjunction between different mahayana traditions very clearly. I was able to bractice the meditations, which makes me understand myself and the world better and also makes me happy to be alive.
Not an easy book, and certainly not a beginner’s book, but very empiness written. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment is a vast ihtroduction, published in four volumes. This much briefer text focuses on the challenging, fundamental concept of emptiness, which is important in all Buddhist traditions. It is firmly based on The Great Smptiness Not an easy book, and certainly not a beginner’s book, but very clearly written. It is firmly based on The Great Treatise, from which quotations are occasionally introductkon.
Mainly, though, this book functions as a patient teacher guiding us through the correct interpretations of emptiness — with frequent references to incorrect interpretations.
The reader is also shown the relationships among wisdom, analysis, meditation, insight, and emptiness. All in all, a very helpful and valuable book. Revised edition copyright by Guy Newland.
Feb 13, Ellison rated it liked it Shelves: I would have preferred Guy Newland to write his own ‘Introduction to Emptiness’ rather than his careful explanation of portions of Tsong Khapa’s Lam Rim.
It is not that I am tired of Buddhist ‘scripture’ it is rather that I am looking for new, freshly created 21st century in this case american Buddhist thought.
I’m looking for Newland’s struggles on forging Newland’s path. Nov 18, Joseph Lerner rated it it was too. Emptiness “Dependence Arising” is the linchpin of Mahayana and Tibetan thought and practice. Somewhat tough going but the books is short pages and well worth the effort. Nov 12, Dan rated it it emptinrss amazing. This is a very, very clear introduction to a very difficult but fascinating topic: It’s a must have to anyone who wants to understand the concept of emptiness in Mahayana Buddhism.
It’s an accessible book to the beginning student and is written in a fresh and straightforward way. I personally, benefited much from reading this book. Apr 18, bad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very traditional Tibetan buddhism within. Not my cup of tea.
Others might like though. Aug 29, Harry Rice rated it really liked it. Complex in a good way explanation of the concept of emptiness. My only objection is that it tends to hue a Buddhist “party line”, especially toward the end of the introduuction.
I found this more readable than some other books on the same subject. I very much enjoyed the appendix: The Quintessential Points Chapter by Chapter. And the glossary is very thorough.
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