Are you interested in the Buddhist path, but baffled by the technicalities of Buddhist terminology? Then The Buddhist Vision is for you! The author clearly explains the concept of the Wheel of Life, the Mandala of the Five Buddhas, and how you can overcome mundane reality by ascending the spiral to the transcendental path of self-liberation. If you can accept two premises: * That consciousness survives after death, and * That the world is the counterpart of consciousness. then the ideas presented here will help you better understand the world of human experience. Most people have some perspective on existence, and if your views feel like a jumble of assumptions, prejudices or opinion, this book will help you find the reality underneath the habits that have been ingrained in you. Here you will learn that Buddhism is a practical teaching of great significance to the modern world, for it is a living tradition.
Londoner Dennis Lingwood realized at the age of 16 that he was a Buddhist. Conscripted during World War II, he went on Army service to India, where he stayed on to become a Buddhist monk with the name Sangharakshita. As hippies flocked eastward in the Sixties, he returned to England to establish the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order. This book, written by one of his leading disciples, tells Sangharakshita’s story.