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Humphreys, Christmas 1901-1983

Overview
Works: 144 works in 1,036 publications in 11 languages and 16,596 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Quotations  Sacred books  Juvenile works  Sources  Biography  Introductions  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: BL1451.2, 294.3
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Most widely held works about Christmas Humphreys
 
Most widely held works by Christmas Humphreys
Buddhism by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

136 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digest of the history, development, and modern teachings of the various schools of Buddhism, with an appendix on the Buddhist scriptures, and a glossary
A popular dictionary of Buddhism by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, a dictionary as well as a glossary, attempts to cover the entire field of Buddhism. Its terms, chosen from seven languages spoken in ten countries in at least ten major schools of Buddhism, are those that readers are most likely to find in books on Buddhism. Also included are brief biographies of eminent Buddhists and scholars from both East and West, which will provide a ready reference to authorities normally cited. A Popular Dictionary of Buddhism is a useful compilation and a key religious, ethical, and philosophical reference work in an area of study that commands increasing attention in Western society
The wisdom of Buddhism by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

47 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A balanced selection from Buddhist writings, including scriptures used by the Zen School, with chapters on the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, Concentration and Meditation, the Buddhist Order, and Nirvana. With sources, glossary and index
Zen Buddhism by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

80 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of The secret doctrine by H. P Blavatsky( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky℗ was born on August 12, 1831, at Dnepropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), Ukraine, daughter of Colonel Peter Alexeyevich von Hahn and novelist Helena Andreyevna (n©♭e de Fadeyev). In 1849 she married N. V. Blavatsky, and shortly thereafter began more than 20 years of extensive travel, which brought her into contact with mystic traditions the world over. She was the principal founder of the Theosophical Society in New York City in 1875, and devoted her extraordinary literary talents to its humanitarian and educational purposes until her death in London, England, on May 8, 1891. A
Zen: a way of life by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

30 editions published between 1460 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Western approach to Zen; an enquiry by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

40 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, the author enquires into the future of Zen in the West and explains how serious students, who are unable to spend long years in Zen monasteries in Japan, can nevertheless learn its wisdom
Studies in the middle way; being thoughts on Buddhism applied by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

30 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizes the inner life as a constant moving on and the mover as a pilgrim travelling along an ancient Way. This Way to ultimate Reality was called by Gautama the Buddha the Middle Way, the path between the introverted life of contemplation and the extrovert life of action in the world of men
Karma and rebirth by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

34 editions published between 1943 and 1994 in English and German and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are many books on the twin doctrines of Karmaand Rebirth, but the tendency of each newpublication is to present the subject as more andmore mechanical, until so nearly does this timeless, universal Law approximate to a soulless Fate thatwhat is in fact a reign of law becomes a reign ofterror, and compassion, described in The Voice ofthe Silence as 'the Law of Laws, eternal Harmony', is utterly ignored. The cause of this degradation isprobably twofold; first, the general tendency ofWestern thought to materialize whatever spiritualprinciples swim into its ken, and secondly, theincreasing dep
Zen comes West : the present and future of Zen Buddhism in Western society by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen Buddhism was founded in China in the 6th century, and its direct path to Enlightenment first came west in 1927 with D.T. Suzuki's first Essays. This work guides the reader towards Zen teaching in practice and theory, and to provide material for further explorations into its meditative experience
Concentration and meditation: a manual of mind development by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

60 editions published between 1935 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praktische richtlijnen voor innerlijke ontwikkeling
The awakening of Zen by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation to the Buddhist way of life for Western readers by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buddhist way of life by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search within : a course in meditation by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Zen Buddhism by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the beliefs and traditions of Zen Buddhism, focusing on the systems of philosophy, psychology, and ethics that help promote self-understanding and enlightenment
The way of action; a working philosophy for Western life by Christmas Humphreys( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sutra of Hui-neng, grand master of Zen : with Hui-neng's commentary on the Diamond Sutra by Huineng( Book )

18 editions published between 1944 and 1973 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hui-neng (638-713) is perhaps the most beloved and respected figure in Zen Buddhism. An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, he became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. He is the supreme exemplar of the fact that neither education nor social background has any bearing on the attainment of enlightenment. This collection of his talks, also known as the Platform or Altar Sutra, is the only Zen record of its kind to be generally honored with the appellation sutra, or scripture. The Sutra of Hui-neng is here accompanied by Hui-neng's verse-by-verse commentary on the Diamond Sutra--in its very first published English translation ever
Some sayings of the Buddha, according to the Pali canon by F. L Woodward( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of passages from the Suttapitaka with a few selections from the Vinayapitaka
Mahayana Buddhism : a brief outline by Beatrice Lane Suzuki( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1990 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this outline, the author confines herself to the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, which accepts many of the doctrines found in all forms of Buddhism. Mahayana accepts many of these doctrines but holds some of them less important. What is most important in Mahayana is Enlightenment, freedom from Illusion, and the aspiration after Buddhahood, and this not only for a few wise monks but for all beings. Mahayana is the religion of the Buddhists of the North and East of Asia and, as such, deserves to be studied and appreciated."--Description from amazon.com
 
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An abridgement of The secret doctrine
Alternative Names
Christmas Humphreys Brits rechter (1901-1983)

Christmas Humphreys englischer Rechtsanwalt, Richter, Theosoph, Autor und Buddhist

Humphreys, Christmas

Humphreys, T. C. 1901-1983

Humphreys, T. C. (Travers Christmas), 1901-1983

Humphreys, Travers Christmas.

Humphreys, Travers Christmas 1901-1983

ハンフレーズ, クリスマス

克里斯瑪·韓福瑞

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A popular dictionary of BuddhismThe wisdom of BuddhismAn abridgement of The secret doctrineZen: a way of lifeA Western approach to Zen; an enquiryStudies in the middle way; being thoughts on Buddhism appliedKarma and rebirthZen comes West : the present and future of Zen Buddhism in Western society