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A Theory of Everything by Ken Wilber

By Ken Wilber

Here's a concise, complete evaluate of Wilber's innovative notion and its software in today's international. In A thought of every little thing, Wilber makes use of transparent, nontechnical language to offer complicated, state-of-the-art theories that combine the geographical regions of physique, brain, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how those theories and types may be utilized to real-world difficulties in components reminiscent of politics, medication, enterprise, schooling, and the surroundings. Wilber additionally discusses day-by-day practices that readers absorb with the intention to practice this integrative imaginative and prescient to their very own daily lives.

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It is not to be equated with the samadhi or dhyana included among the six paramitas or three learnings. Never has there been anything unclear or ambiguous about it. The Buddha himself wanted this Dharma to be his legitimate transmission. Some among fourteen realms of desire, seven realms of form, and four formless realms—are those through which unenlightened sentient beings transmigrate. The three vehicles (teachings that bring people to various stages of enlightenment) carry living beings across samsara (birth-and-death) to the shores of nirvana: the shravaka (the hearer), the pratyeka-buddha (the self-enlightened), and the bodhisattva.

The Hsien-t’ung period, 860–873. Hsüan-sha would have been twenty-five when the Hsient’ung period began. 4. Mount Hsüeh-feng (Hsüeh-feng shan) is in Fu-chou (the modern Fukien province), the place where Hsüeh-feng I-ts’un, 822–908, lived and taught. Chen-chüeh Ta-shih is the title granted to I-ts’un by T’ang Emperor I-tsung. IKKA MYÔJU 33 continuously without change, was pieced together patch upon patch. 5 Except for his practice under Hsüeh-feng, he followed no other master. Still, he strove hard and attained the ability to succeed to his master’s Dharma.

68. A sharp-witted woman who was deeply devoted to Buddhism used to provide food for monks in return for some words on the Dharma. One day a feeble-minded old monk came and partook of a fine meal. The woman expected to receive a sermon as usual, but the witless monk could think of nothing to say, and when she sat down and closed her eyes in anticipation, he grabbed the opportunity and fled. But as she sat waiting, she attained the first stage of Arhatship. Overjoyed, she opened her eyes to find the old monk gone, so she searched him out and thanked him deeply.

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