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Index enlightenment 36

obstacles to 20-2

Second Council 49-50

self 36

absolute truth 72

acceptance 15, 31

quest for 16--22

Siddhartha's 23-8

see also ego sexual tantra 121 - 2

afterlife see reincarnation see also meeting of Shantideva 67 alaya 74 minds ; Vajrayana siddha 118-19 anxiety and happiness 30 Entering the Mahayana Siddhartha Gautama 4 Ashoka, Emperor 58-9 Path 67 born 8 Asia see south-east Asia enlightenment 16-22

Far East 151-2

fear of death 12-14

Bardo , the 147

Bodhisattva 56, 88-90

actions 66-7

Bon 107-8

Britain 157

Buddha death of 45-6

nature 65

quest for enlightenment first followers , Buddha 42 home life 10-11

subjugation of self 18-19

happiness and anxiety 30 soul see reincarnation

Hinayana 51-3

Hui-Neng 91-6

India 150

south-east Asia 150

suffering 30-6

sunyata 69-70, 73

decline of Buddhism 60 tantra 120-4, 136-40

Taoism 78-81

Japan and Zen 97-106 teacher, importance

16-22

see also Siddhartha

Gautama

Buddhism in China 75-83

decline in India 60

expansion 58

history 173

rules 48-50

spread of 172

today 150-8

karma 24, 41

koan study 94-6

Mahayana 51-74

practice of 61-5

school 73

maitri 64

Manson, Charles 123

Mara 20-2

see also Zen Buddhism martial arts 1 04

meditation 38-40, 51

126--33

teach ings , Buddha 5 , 29

texts 7

Tibet 107-9, 153-4

Buddhism 110

and death 141-4

four schools 134-5

Tibetan Book of the Dead,

The 147

Th ich Nhat Hanh 166

Trungpa, Chogyam 160-1

truth see absolute truth ;

cause and effect 41

Chan see Zen Buddhism

China 75-83 , 152

meeting of minds 111

Nagarjuna 73

Noble Truths ; relative truth collective unconscious 74 near-death experiences 148 USA 156, 161 compassion 56, 65, 66 negativity 64 Confucianism 77 Noble Truths 29 Vajrayana 51-3 , 107, Crazy Wisdom see 110-28, 136-7, 149

Padmasambhava

Padmasambhava 114-18 Vimalakirti Sutra 70 Path, the 37 visualization 138

Dalai Lama 30, 154

perverted relative truth 72

on sexual tantra 121 prajna 66

West, Buddhism in 155-71

death 31 , 102-4

of Buddha 45-6

Siddhartha's fear of

12-14

present moment 34, 39-40 women in Buddhism 163-4

pure relative truth 72

reality 70-1

wheel of fortune see samsara

Tibetan understanding reincarnation 23, 145-6 yanas 51-6

of 141-a relative truth 72

Yogacara school 7 4

Diamond Sutra 84, 91 Roshi , Suzuki 158-9, 165 Discourse on the Four rules of Buddhism 48-50 Zen Buddhism 85-1 06

Noble Truths 29

dukkha 30

sadhana 138-40

samsara 23, 24

Japan 97

origins 86

teachings 99

ego 33

emptiness 69

Samurai warriors 104

sangha 42

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