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C.E.T.B.E.

Spiritual Traditional Centers of Spanish Buddhism

According to Buddhist belief, many spiritually evolved beings appear regularly in the world. These highly realized beings take rebirth selflessly with the definite objective of serving humanity through compassion and generous deeds. In Tibetan culture, these extraordinary beings are known as Tulkus. A fine illustration of some of their activities is recounted here, in the lives of the teachers presented through the Web page of Trikaya Association, holder of the Spiritual Traditional Centers of Spanish Buddhism (C.E.T.B.E.).
In Tibet, the life stories of eminent lamas are frequently told and read with much enthusiasm. It is as if one was receiving initiation from the exalted masters themselves. They are believed to be excellent stimuli for prompting inner awakening and serve as unfailing inspiration for the development of limitless good qualities.

It is hoped that through the reading of these remarkable deeds, one may experience an inexhaustible wealth of peace and happiness, and find encouragement to transverse the various paths and stages leading rapidly to supreme realization.
Experience as such, was said to be immeasurable, inconceivable and inexpressible, except the experience had through the vigorous practice of Bodhiçitta and guru-devotion, which is transmitted only from ear-to-ear, and heart-to-heart!

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The book Old Path Wihte Clouds, written by Tich Nath Hand and addressed to the Sangha members as well to all interesed in deepening in the origins of the Buddhism, narrates the extraordinary life of Prince Siddharta, who after an ardous path of inquiry, difficulties and experiences become the Buda of this age. Besides detailing with simplicity and with a reflexive spirit the more relevant events of the biography of Buda, fundamentaly taken from the Pali texts Nikaya and the Chineses texts Agamas, the book Old Path White Clouds includes some of the original and fundamental teachings of Buda, among which figure the ones related to the emptiness, to the six principles for harmony or to the seven practices of reconciliation, all of which can be considered by the comunities of any belief. Likewise, in the text stand out the words of Buda about some of his main disciples, such as Sariputta or Mahakassapa, to whom he praised as Bodhisattvas, such as Yasodhara, who was the wife of Prince Siddharta, or such as Ananda, the assistant of Buda and who, due to his amazing memory, was the one in charge of the oral transmission of the teachings that his master spread through discourses and oratories.

 

Old Path White Clouds
600 Pages
Author: Thich Nath Hanh
Published by Parallax Press
Price: 29´95 $