Author: Chogyam TrungpaPublisher: ShambhalaYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 250ISBN/UPC (if available): 1569571090
This classic is the record of two series of lectures, and presents a classical Buddhist approach to spirituality.Walking the spiritual path properly is a very subtle process; it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques. This fundamental distortion may be referred to as Spiritual Materialism.In these lectures, first discussed are the various ways in which people involve themselves in spiritual materialism, the many forms of self-deception into which aspirants may fall. After this tour of the sidetracks along the way, the broad outlines of the true spiritual path are discussed. The approach presented is a classical Buddhist one - not in a formal sense, but in the sense of presenting the heart of the Buddhist approach to spirituality. Although the Buddhist way is not theistic, it does not contradict the theistic disciplines. Rather the differences between the ways are a matter of emphasis and method. The basic problems of spiritual materialism are common to all spiritual disciplines.
PART ICHAPTER IThe People Allah LikesCHAPTER IIThe People whom Allah does not likeCHAPTER IIIHow the Muslim should behave towaords his parents CHAPTER IVHow Muslims should live in the worldCHAPTER VWho is actually entitled to be called MuslimCHAPTER VIHow a Muslim should behave towards a non-MuslimCHAPTER VIIHow Muslims should Treat the OrphansCHAPTER VIIIWhy are Muslik Heading for RuinCHAPTER IXHow can Muslims save themselves from RuinCHAPTER XWhere to find words of wisdon for GuidancePART IICHAPTER IThe way to righteousness; when should a man take a bathCHAPTER IIWho should a Muslim give charity and to what extentCHAPTER IIIWhat is Lawful and what is Unlawful for Muslims to eatCHAPTER IVHow can wealth and honour be obtainedCHAPTER VWhich women can a Muslim MarryCHAPTER VIMutual Relations between Husband and WifeCHAPTER VIIWhat to do in cse of difference between husband and wifeCHAPTER VIIIThe Extent of PurdahCHAPTER IXHow should Muslims make bequestsCHAPTER XPunishment for theft, murder and adultery