Download E-books [ FACES OF COMPASSION: CLASSIC BODHISATTVA ARCHETYPES AND THEIR MODERN EXPRESSION: AN INTRODUCTION TO MAHAYANA BUDDHISM - GREENLIGHT ] By Leighton, Taigen Dan ( Author) 2012 [ Paperback ] PDF
By Taigen Dan Leighton (Author), Joan Halifax Roshi (Foreword)
Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. they are not otherworldly gods with superhuman features yet shining examples of our personal optimum capability. Archetypes of knowledge and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are strong and compelling photos of awakening. student and Zen instructor Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most crucial of those archetypal figures, bringing them alive as mental and non secular wellsprings.
Emphasizing the universality of religious principles, Leighton reveals elements of bodhisattvas expressed in quite a few common smooth personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to mom Teresa. This variation features a revised and accelerated creation that frames the booklet as a fascinating and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. it really is up-to-date all through to make it of extra use to students and an ideal significant other to survey classes of worldwide religions or a 200-level direction on Buddhism.