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  Informat.io on Dharmaraksita
Dharmaraksita is then described in important Buddhist Pali historial texts, the Dipavamsa and the Mahavamsa, as being a Greek Buddhist missionary, in charge of propagating the faith to the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.
The place where Dharmaraksita resides is also said to be around 100 leagues (around 700 hundred miles) from Sri Lanka, putting it somewhere in northern India.
According to the Milinda Panha (I 32-35), the monk Nagasena, before his encounter with Menander, was once a student of Dharmaraksita and learnt Buddhism and reached enlightenment as an arhat under his guidance in Pataliputra.
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 Buddhism / history of buddhism / dharmaraksita
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Dharmaraksita (Pali: Dhammarakkhita) was one of the missionaries sent by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka to proselytize the Buddhist faith.
A list of the wikipedia authors can be found here.
www.buddhism-guide.com /buddhism/dharmaraksita.htm   (988 words)

  
 Buddhist Meditation Practice (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Peacock in the Poison Grove: Two Buddhist Texts on Training the Mind: The Wheel Weapon and Poison Destroying Peacock attributed to Dharmaraksita translated by Geshe Lhundub Sopa edited by Michael J. Sweet and Leonard Zwilling (Wisdom) Geshe Sopa offers insightful commentary on two of the earliest Tibetan texts that focus on mental training.
The two long poems translated here, attributed to Atisa's guru, Dharmaraksita, are among the oldest and most dramatic of the mind-training texts, woven as they are of startling imagery and a quintessentially Tibetan admixture of sutra and tantra practices, as well as conventional and ultimate perspectives on the world.
Their use of such strong emotions in the serv­ice of spiritual development, rather than simply jettisoning them in the more "Hinayanistic" mode of detachment and apathy (in the Stoic sense of apatheia), recalls the Freudian conception of sublimating primitive libidi­nous and aggressive affect into socially useful and creative expression.
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 Greco-Buddhism - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ashoka also claims he converted to Buddhism Greek populations within his realm: "Here in the king's domain among the Greeks, the Kambojas, the Nabhakas, the Nabhapamkits, the Bhojas, the Pitinikas, the Andhras and the Palidas, everywhere people are following Beloved-of-the-Gods' instructions in Dhamma." Rock Edict Nb13 (S. Dhammika)
Finally, some of the emissaries of Ashoka, such as the famous Dharmaraksita, are described in Pali sources (the Mahavamsa, XII) as leading Greek Buddhist monks, active in Buddhist proselytism.
The Greco-Bactrians conquered northern India from 180 BCE, whence they are known as the Indo-Greeks.
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 Greco-Buddhist monasticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dhammarakkhita (Dharmaraksita in Sanskrit), was the Yona (Lit.
Dharmarashita is said to have preached the Aggikkhandopama Sutra, so that 37,000 people were converted in Aparantaka and that thousands of men and women entered the Order (Mahavimsa XII).
According to the Milinda Panha (I 32-35), the monk Nagasena, who famously dialogued with the Greek king Menander I to convert him to Buddhism, was a student of Dharmaraksita, and he reached enlightenment as an arhat under his guidance.
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 Namse Bangdzo Bookstore: Wheel of Sharp Weapons
The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, one of the most important & influential texts in the Mahayana training of the mind, was composed by the great Indian Yogi Dharmaraksita.
From among his numerous disciples, Dharmaraksita transmitted these teachings to Atisha (982-1054) who transmitted the same to his greatest disciple Upasaka Dromtonpa and together translated it into Tibetan from Sanskrit.
The present English translation based on its Tibetan text was done by the Translation Bureau of the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives.
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 Wheel of Sharp Weapons
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At the fall 2004 Manjushri retreat, Venerable gave teachings on The Wheel-Weapon Mind Training by Dharmaraksita, a lojong, or mind-training, text that discusses how to transform difficulties into the path.
How to transform difficulties into the path: how to practice the dharma in real life; background of the teaching and its author.
www.thubtenchodron.org /Commentaries/wheel_of_sharp_weapons.html   (125 words)

  
 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Ashoka
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The Greeks in India even seem to have played an active role in the propagation of Buddhism, as some of the emissaries of Ashoka, such as Dharmaraksita, are described in Pali sources as leading Greek ("Yona") Buddhist monks, active in Buddhist proselytism (the Mahavamsa, XII
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This three day, sold-out event was hosted by Tibet House.
During the first two of the three days, His Holiness explained the meaning of this classic 116 stanza text, originally written in Sanskrit by the Indian pundit Dharmaraksita, who transmitted the teaching to Atisa (980 – 1054).
The focus of the Dalai Lama’s commentary was bodhicitta and emptiness, the essence of Buddhism.
dharmagates.org   (828 words)

  
 Peacock in the Poison Grove
Dharmaraksita, Theg pa chen poi blo sbyon m, Dharmaraksita.
Rma bya dug jo, Spiritual life, Bka-gdams-pa (Sect), Buddhism - Tibetan, Poetry, Inspirational & Religious, Buddhism - General, Religion, Dharmaraksita, Theg pa chen poi blo sbyon m, Dharmaraksita.
Rma bya dug jo, Spiritual life, Bka-gdams-pa (Sect), Buddhism - Tibetan, Poetry, Inspirational & Religious, Buddhism - General, Religion, Spiritual life, Bka«-gdams-pa (Sect), Atåiâsa,, Dharmaraksita, Dharmaraksita Rma bya dug ®joms
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 List of Buddhists (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Dharmaraksa, a Yueh-Chih Buddhist monk, the first known translator of the Lotus Sutra into Chinese.
Dharmaraksita, a Greek Buddhist missionary of Emperor Ashoka, and a teacher of Nagasena.
Dogen Zenji (founder of Soto Zen, based upon the Chinese Caodong tradition)
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