Emptiness - Table of Contents

A Practical Guide for Meditators

If everything is empty, then what ceases in Nirvana and is born in rebirth? Guy Armstrong tackles this question and more in this richly informed, practical guide to emptiness for the meditator.

 

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Foreword by Joseph Goldstein ix Preface xi Introduction 1 PART I: SELF 1. The World Is Empty of Self 13 2. The Faulty Logic of “I” 19 3. What Is Real? 27 4. The Five Aggregates Are Not Self 41 5. Creating a Self 55 6. When the Aggregates Fall Apart 73 7. Beyond Self 83 8. Bearing Emptiness 99 9. Karma: Patterns of Becoming 109 10. Who Is Reborn? 125 11. The End of Karma 131 12. Abiding in Emptiness 147 13. Cessation and Nibbāna 159 CONTENTS PART II: PHENOMENA 14. A Lump of Foam 175 15. The Magic Show 187 16. The Middle Way 197 PART III: AWARENESS 17. The Nature of Awareness 211 18. Womb of the Buddhas 223 19. Sunlight in Empty Space 233 20. Aware of Awareness 241 PART IV: COMPASSION 21. Compassion Comes from Emptiness 257 Acknowledgments 267 Sources and Abbreviations 269 Notes 271 Glossary of Pali and Sanskrit Words 283 Index 289 About the Author 309