To Realize Enlightenment: Practice of the Cultivation Path

To Realize Enlightenment: Practice of the Cultivation Path
Master Nan Huai-Chin
Red Wheel / Weiser | ENG | 1994 | ISBN-10: 087728802X | PDF scan | 320 pages | 19 MB
Within these two books Nan Huai-Chin lays out the complete structure of the universal cultivation path that's found in the world's genuine religions. A very advanced book that references hundreds of Buddhist and Taoist scriptures and touches upon countless topics of the path to enlightenment. Don't dare attempt reading this set until you have already read .
This forms the second volume of a two-volume set which begins with ''. These books were translated from the original Chinese version entitled 'How to Cultivate the Buddha Dharma' and are records of his lectures in Buddhist cultivation given in Taiwan.
About the author:
Master Nan Huai-Chin [Nan Huaijin] is one of the most renowned and revered lay Buddhist Masters in Taiwan and China. A great teacher in all three traditions of spiritual cultivation in China, namely the Confucian tradition, the Buddhist tradition and the Taoist tradition, he has written more than 30 books in these subjects. His books are always insightful and lively. He speaks with the authority of first hand experience - being a great scholar, a great action master and a great teacher at the same time. Someone with such an aggregate of qualities are hard to find in this arid age in which words and deeds rarely match. These are no empty words! For a glimpse of his experience, we note that he studied the ancient Chinese martial arts in his youth and mastered the works of Confucian and Taoist sages at the age of seventeen. Later on he taught at the Central Military Academy and studied social welfare at the Jin Ling(Nan Jing) University. In 1942, at the age of twenty four, he went into a three-year cultivation retreat in the Er-Mei Mountains, one of the four sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in China. It was there that he verified his experience against the Chinese Tripitaka and composed gathas for each of the thirty two chapters of the Diamond Sutra (Published in his book What is the Diamond Sutra All About.) In 1945, he left for Tibet to learn from Tibetan Masters and was conferred the official title of Vajra Master by the Hutuktu (high ranking incarnate) Kung Ka of the Kagyu tradition. He is also the most eminent student of the renowned lay Chan Master Yuan Huan-Xian, making him an adept in both the Chan and the Tantric traditions.
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