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Abe, Masao, 154 abhidharma tradition, 272–73n18 absolutism: vs. nihilism, 99–100 Adam Christologies, 201 agency paradox, 46 Amitābha Buddha, 119, 214 anattā (“no-self”) teaching, 38, 292n5 anger, 73, 75, 307n47 anxiety: discussion of, 293n24 apophatic kenosis, 202 apophatic nondualism, 168, 170, 177, 195, 200 arhat (“perfected one”) practice, 37, 38, 289n103 ars moriendi (art of dying), 142–43 Aśoka (Buddhist emperor), 6 aspiration: among people, 229; for enlightenment, 79; as root of all virtues, 79 atonement: Buddhist perspective on idea of, 247; Christian view of, 255; definition, 30, 277–78n8 attainment: Buddhist view of, 178, 185; characteristics of, 184–85; Christian approach to question of, 176–77, 178, 185; self-consciousness and, 185–94 Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo: Confessions, 282n20 Avalokiteśvara bodhisattva. See Kuan Yin awakening, 39, 41, 65 awakening mind: two kinds of, 66–67 awareness: state of, 103 bare awareness, 175, 176, 197, 200 bare immanence: practice of, 195–200 Barth, Karl, 133–34 Bellah, Robert, 180, 181 benefactor meditation, 219–22 benefactor practice: in Christian perspective, 231–37, 264–65; in connection to conventional or created world, 234; as fight with the ego, 231; as loving away the self, 231; modality of, 232; persons as actors of, 232; prayer as, 231; value of, 232 big history, 180, 300n30 Bodhicaryāvatāra (Śāntideva): on anger and its antidotes, 73; “ascending” and “descending” way of reading, 62; on awakening mind, 64; characteristics of, 61–62; composition of chapters, 63–64, 282n23; cost-benefit analysis, 85; Dalai Lama’s comments, 65–66; dedications, 112–13; elements of liturgical ritual, 65; eloquence and style, 95; on emptiness, 100; on fullness of bodhisattva aspiration, 69; on liberation and its enemies, 70; manuscripts of, 273n25, 285n3; on nature of bodhicitta, 66; on nature of truth, 96; on offerings to the dharma and Buddhas, 67; origin of, 7; paradox in, 106; passage from the Tathāgataguhya Sutra, 76; on perfection of diligence, 77; on perfection of generosity, 71; on perfection of meditation, 82–85; on perfection of INDEX 322 Index Bodhicaryāvatāra (continued) morality, 71; on perfection of patience, 73, 77; on perfection of wisdom, 107; poetic irony in, 85–86; on protection of the body and the world, 86; refutation of inherent existence, 109; Sanskrit titles, 273n23; scholarly studies of, 281n14; on sexual attraction to women, 84; sources of, 72, 284n58, 285n98; stream of compassionate aspirations, 113; Tibetan commentaries on, 290n126; transitional point in the text of, 69–70; translations, 61, 282n15; on weakness of enemies of liberation, 70–71; on wisdom, 62, 96 bodhicitta (awakening mind), 64, 78, 112–13 bodhisattva path: acts of extreme generosity in, 157; “ascending” and “descending” directions, 42; attainment perspective, 21; vs. Christ path, 54–55, 261; culmination of, 112; fulfillment of, 237–38; glorious conclusion of, 114; as higher form of enlightenment, 105; historical background, 20–21; importance for Christian theology, 61; increase of suffering, 154; life sacrifice as theme of, 60–61; miracle of, 35; no-self aspect of, 127; possibility for Christians to follow, 201; realization of, 107, 127; soteriological mode, 21; tension resolved in, 36; two elements of, 42 bodhisattva(s): accumulated merits of, 212–13, 214; as aspirant, 127, 157, 158, 164, 217; attainment of, 38; bodies given away by, 72, 157, 212; as Buddha vs. Christ as God, 165; characteristics of, 30, 31; Christ and, 156–57, 201–8; Christian perception of, 52, 54; vs. Christian saints, 54; continuous activity of, 119; definition, 42, 53; ethical activity of, 212; function of, 33; as healers, 259; as helpers, 114, 209, 211–19, 237–38, 254; ideal, 42; identification of, 94; images of meditating, 155; as intersection point, 30, 31; manifestations of, 217, 258, 306n28; miracle of, 36–43, 51; realization of, 106, 127, 165; rebirth of, 305n16; root of the concept of, 59–60; self-immolation of, 158, 248, 298n81; treatment of others, 93–94 bodhisattvas’ help: Christian reflections on, 222–30; through legacy of actions, 214–15, 218, 226; through manifestation in different forms, 215–19, 228; through transfer of merit, 212–14, 218, 223; by virtue of presence in the conditioned world, 218–19 bodhisattva vow, 31, 65–66, 69, 107, 119, 122, 214–15, 305n19 body: attachment to, 86; in Buddhist and Christian practices, 141; in meditation, role of, 140; practices of giving away, 158–59; Śāntideva on question of, 95 Bondi, Roberta, 197 Bourdieu, Pierre, 26, 27 brain: abnormal activity, 187; communication between hemispheres of, 302n54; involvement in experience of self...

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9780823281268
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9780823281244
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1076736775
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336
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2019-01-02
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