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By Paul G Hackett

The 1st Tibetan-English verb source to be released in additional than 30 years. it's a verb dictionary containing vast lexical information--there is over 1,700 root verb varieties and phrasal verb sub-entries.

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Quite the contrary, Chan also has its basic institutions, its requisite conditions, and its procedures for practice, which are fully as intensive as the "gradual" approach. This includes distinctive forms of meditation that are designed to facilitate Chan awakening, such as the practice of "silent illumination" (mozhao) or use of gong'an and huatou. In point of fact, it is only within such a highly disciplined setting—or with such a highly focused mind—that the rhetoric of Chan can have its desired impact.

In so doing, he or she perfects the wisdom, compassion, and skillin-means that culminates in the supreme perfect enlightenment of a Buddha. The Heart Sutra (Mahaprajnaparamita-lrdaya Sutra) says, "Relying on this perfection of wisdom, the bodhisattva's mind is freed of impediment, and by dint of his freedom from impediment, he is free of fear and departs far from illusory thinking, thereby realizing the highest nirvana. All Buddhas of the three times acquire supreme, perfect enlightenment by relying on this perfection of wisdom (S.

A lifestyle that impairs the health of body and mind is also a serious obstruction. Excessive stress and dissipation can exhaust the body to such a point that meditation will be difficult to develop, and its powers will be insufficient to bring rejuvenation and lasting benefit. Thus, every meditator should at least receive and observe the five lay precepts: (I) not to take life or cause injury to other beings; (2) not to steal or take what has not been properly given; (3) not to engage in sexual relations that are harmful or socially unacceptable; (4) not to lie or deceive; (5) not to indulge in intoxicants.

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