[PDF] Timo Schmitz: “A vague interpretation of Section One of the Sefer Ha-Bahir” (2018)

The Sefer Ha-Bahir – The Book of Illumination – is the root text for Jewish mysticism and even though it claims illumination, for many, it rather raises even more questions. This discourse on Section One is a secular philosophical one, as the author sees himself far too premature for giving a Kabalistic viewpoint on it.

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[PDF] Timo Schmitz: Causing the first cause – The creation of such a perfect world shall be the result of many accidents? (2018)

“In the beginning there were eternal ideas. God used these ideas and created an imperfect copy but this imperfect copy still was ki-tov in all its forms. So, the creation of God is ki-tov, and everything that exists in it is good-in-itself too. But people raised questions that were beyond their perceivable world and […] search for God’s enlightenment with all the means they have and try to grasp the revelation through God’s dynameis […]”

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[PDF] Timo Schmitz: “Summary of important basic Buddhist terms” (2018)

The Summary of important basic Buddhist terms includes:

  • the three poisons
  • the three good qualities
  • the three marks of existence
  • the three aspects of suffering
  • the eight causes of suffering
  • the five skandhas
  • the Four Noble Truths
  • the Noble Eightfold Path
  • the Five precepts
  • the six paramitas and ten paramis
  • the three knowledges
  • the three planes of existence
  • the six forms of existence
  • the six and eight consciousnesses
  • the two truths doctrine
  • the three natures of reality
  • very basic Dzogchen (Great Perfection) overview
  • the Buddhist schools
  • the three jewels and three vajras
  • the Trikaya
  • the structure of the Tripitaka

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[PDF] Timo Schmitz: “Summary and Interpretation of the Amitabha Sutra, Section 1-3” (2018)

“The pure land is so wealthy, because the Dharma is of great wealth. Since the pure land is not built on raw materials, but on the dharma, every single lotus, every single gem, every single bird, represents the Dharma. By reading this sutra, one reminds oneself of the practice if one knows what the symbols stand for. […] We are reminded of the high value of prajna, sila, and samadhi that we shall practice everyday in meditation and postmeditation.”

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[PDF] Shuitian Fo (水天佛 )- Mantra, Function and Origin (2018)

“It is said that if one calls the divination mantra of Shuitianfo in great honor, it will destroy the past life’s deeds and sins will be forgiven so that one can leave behind past and go for samma-sambodhi. Shuitianfo resides in the Delightful Land in the West and is considered as one of the 35 confession-buddhas. The image of Shuitianfo goes back to the Indian deity Varuna, known as Water God in Indian Vedic texts.”

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Timo Schmitz: “Buddha öffne dich” – ISBN: 9783963619571

buddha öffne dich

Die meisten Menschen im deutschsprachigen Raum genießen eine christlich-geprägte Erziehung – direkt oder indirekt – sei es durch das Elternhaus, den Religions-/Ethik-Unterricht oder mediale Einflüsse. Um die tiefgreifende Wirkung des Buddhismus zu entdecken geht dieses Werk im ersten Teil ein Gedankenexperiment ein, indem es in die abendländische Atheismustheorie einführt. So soll man Gott überwinden, um Buddha zu finden. Nach einer Kurzeinführung in den Buddhismus wird in die buddhistische Mantrenlehre eingeführt und das mantrische Religionskonstrukt anhand einiger ausgewählter Mantren erklärt werden, die dann am Ende der Meditation dienen bzw. helfen sollen. Auf diese Art soll erkannt werden, was in der Tiefe des Buddhismus steckt.

 

Inhalt:

Einführung

Teil 1: Buddhismus als kritische Antwort auf den Atheismus
Der Atheismus auf Grundlage des Christentums
Antworten auf Karl Marx
Übersicht über den Buddhismus
Atheismus vs. Buddhismus– Monotheismus vs. Polytheismus

Teil 2: Einführung in buddhistische Religionspraktiken
Das buddhistische Bekenntnis
Was sind Mantren und wie wendet man sie an?
Kleine Auswahl buddhistischer Mantren
Grundzüge der Meditation

Fachwörterverzeichnis zum Atheismus

Fachwörterverzeichnis zum Buddhismus

Anmerkungen

Quellenverzeichnis/ Literatur

 

Bibliographische Daten:

Timo Schmitz: Buddha öffne dich
Veröffentlichung: 1.März 2018
ISBN: 9783963619571
Sprache: Deutsch
Verlag: Buddha TS Publishing