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INDEX A Abrahamic traditions, five Adam and Eve tale, forty six, 107 cosmological dualism, 19–20 men-over-women hierarchy, 24 on morality (good vs. evil), 21–22, 107–8 on social justice, one zero five Abrams, Nancy Ellen, a hundred lodging of Buddhism with the country, 116–17 buying issues outdoors ourselves: hope for, 119–20, 124–25 activism, bodhisattva/awakened, 128, 130–33, 142 Adam and Eve tale, forty six, 107 adaptive mutation, 84–85 dependancy to wish, 16–17 admission of girls into the sangha, 12–13, a hundred and fifteen Advaita Vedanta, fifty four, 87–88 Agganna Sutta, seventy four aggression. See in poor health will Aitken, Robert, 87 all-self and no-self, 60 ambiguity in Buddhism, 4–6, 7, 9–10 American dream, a hundred and twenty Amos, 109 Ananda and the admission of ladies into the sangha, 12–13, a hundred and fifteen annihilationism, 39 nervousness, nine, 16–17, 36, 124 Archimedes, 22 coming up. See conditioned bobbing up Aronson, Harvey, 26–27, 37 Buddhist perform on Western floor, 30 Astasahasrika Sutra, forty eight Athenian democracy, 22, 24, 112 attachment. See fit attachment; nonattachment Atthakavagga Sutta, 16–17 Aurobindo, Sri, 88 woke up activism. See bodhisattva activism awakening (enlightenment), 39, forty, forty nine, 87, 129, 141–42 ambiguity in, 4–6, 7 collective enlightenment, 103 hope for because the urge of the universe, 86, 102 Dogen on, 20, fifty one of vacancy, 141–42 reports of, fifty three; Dogen’s awakening, fifty three, 86 assisting others as, 129 idealization of, 32 lack of understanding vs. , 113–18; vs. strong vs. evil, 114 letting cross of the feel of self, 20, 51–54, ninety nine liberation from the fantasy of self as, forty four mindfulness and, 34 Nhat Hanh on, nine Sutta Nipata on, sixteen as of the universe, 86–88 the knowledge of, forty eight Yamada on, fifty two Yasutani on, fifty three See additionally nirvana; nonduality Axial traditions, 19–26 See additionally Abrahamic traditions; Buddhism; the Greeks B micro organism: intelligence, 84–85 Bahiya and the Buddha, 17, forty three, forty seven, 141 naked notion, forty two turning into, seventy seven See additionally evolution beings: and buddhas, forty nine saving all dwelling beings, 131, 132–33 See additionally people trust in God, eighty, eighty one, 142–43 trust within the self, 60 Berry, Thomas, sixty three, seventy three, 86 The Universe tale, sixty six, eighty five Berry, Wendell, fifty nine past transcendence and immanence, 39–41, 63–64 Beyondananda, Swami, 123 Bhaerman, Steve, eighty one Bhikkhu Bodhi, 35 gigantic Bang, seventy eight bin weighted down, Osama, 109 organic evolution, seventy nine, eighty two, eighty three biology: revolution in, sixty three Blake, William, fifty eight, fifty nine, 141 Blessed Unrest (Hawken), 6–7, 127 Bloom, Howard, ninety six Bodhi, Bhikkhu, 35 the bodhisattva, 128–29 the collective bodhisattva, 103 equanimity and nonattachment, 132–33 the recent bodhisattva, 126–33 bodhisattva activism, 128, 130–33, 142 the bodhisattva direction, ninety two, 99–100, 129–33, 142–43 the bodhisattva vow, ninety two, 131, 132–33 Brahmajala Sutta, 114 Brahminical teachings on karma-and-rebirth, 136 the mind: meditation and, 102 Brock, Rita Nakashima, 23, 24 Brown, G. Spencer, 86 the Buddha (Shakyamuni), seventy nine admission of ladies into the sangha, 12, a hundred and fifteen and Bahiya, 17, forty three, forty seven, 141 and the caste method, seventy four, a hundred and fifteen production fable, seventy four on loss of life, a hundred and forty, 142 purpose to remodel society, one hundred fifteen on karma-and-rebirth, 136 mythological tales of, eleven on his teachings, 29–30 The Buddha: Buddhist Civilization in India and Ceylon (Ling), 114–15 buddhas: beings and, forty nine See additionally the Buddha Buddhism, 114–15 lodging with the nation, 116–17 ambiguity in, 4–6, 7, 9–10 as an Axial culture, 23–24 production tale, 74–75, 75–76 democracy and, 117 and the Dharma, 54–55 Dogen on learning, fifty one ecological implications, 6, sixty three, 123–26 financial implications, 119–23 and evolution, 76–77 Ling on, 114–15, 116 major teachings, one hundred thirty five new tale, 86–90, 103, 133 predicates merely in, one hundred forty on development, 92–94 as a clarification of capitalism, 34–35, 37–38 and technological know-how, 3–4, 6, 75–76 secular.