A Tibetan Verb Lexicon: Verbs, Classes and Syntactic Frames by Paul G Hackett

By Paul G Hackett

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

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T. Suzuki, the Madhyamaka philosophy of Nāgārjuna, and the Mahāyāna and tantric Buddhism of Tibet. Science has meant basic astronomy, a mechanistic universe, modern physics, modern cosmology, and neurobiology. The referent of Buddhism and the referent of Science introduction 31 have changed radically over the course of more than a century, yet the claim for the compatibility of Buddhism and Science has continued to be made. And in each case, in order for the claim to be made, each term must be radically restricted.

Although the ubiquity of meditation in Buddhism is often overstated, meditation has long been represented within the Buddhist tradition as the practice par excellence, and it is apparent that the Buddhist monks who became virtuoso meditators over the centuries derived some form of psychological benefit from it. To be able to define what that was would be of considerable interest. Rather than attempting to survey the burgeoning literature on this topic, in this chapter I ask what is entailed in seeking to determine whether Buddhist meditation works.

The old gods and religions seem to have been shaken in the wind of science, and religious doctrines have no longer any defence, and the world at large seems to be handed over to the tyranny of the machine and all those monstrous powers to which Science has given birth. Buddhism takes quite a different view, and holds that Science does not go far enough into the mysteries of Nature, and that if she went further the Buddhist doctrine would be even more evident. The truths contained in the Buddhist doctrine concerning the real nature of the Universe would greatly help Science and tend to bring about a union between Science and Buddhism.

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