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