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  1. Severing the Source of Fear: Contemplative Dynamics of the Tibetan Buddhist GCod Tradition.Michael R. Sheehy - 2005 - Contemporary Buddhism 6 (1):37-52.
    Asking ?What is the nature of fear??, ?How is it that fear and terror are amenable to being ?severed? or ?transcended???, and ?Why would it be advantageous to ?sever? fear??, this paper investigates the act of cutting-through fear via the Tibetan Buddhist meditative tradition known as ?gCod? (?chöd?). Through examining Mahayana philosophical notions of self and phenomena, as well as the psychological implications of subject-object reification at the heart of gCod, we elaborate on the interior cognitive and emotional dynamics of (...)
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  • The Gandhian Approach to Swadeshi or Appropriate Technology: A Conceptualization in Terms of Basic Needs and Equity.J. I. Bakker - 1990 - Journal of Agricultural Ethics 3 (1):50-88.
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  • The Gandhian Approach to Swadeshi or Appropriate Technology: A Conceptualization in Terms of Basic Needs and Equity.J. I. Bakker - 1990 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 3 (1):50-88.
    This is an examination of the significance of Gandhi's social philosophy for development. It is argued that, when seen in light of Gandhi's social philosophy, the concepts of appropriate technology and basic needs take on new meaning. The Gandhian approach can be identified with theoriginal "basic needs" strategy for international development. Gandhi's approach helps to provide greater equity, or "distributive justice," by promoting technology that is appropriate to "basic needs". Gandhi's social philosophy has been neglected by most development specialists, with (...)
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  • The Alchemy of Accomplishing Medicine ( Sman Sgrub ): Situating the Yuthok Heart Essence ( G.Yu Thog Snying Thig ) in Literature and History. [REVIEW]Frances Garrett - 2009 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 37 (3):207-230.
    This essay examines historical and contemporary connections between Buddhist and medical traditions through a study of the Accomplishing Medicine ( sman sgrub ) practice and the Yuthok Heart Essence ( G.yu thog snying thig ) anthology. Accomplishing Medicine is an esoteric Buddhist yogic and contemplative exercise focused on several levels of “alchemical” transformation. The article will trace the acquisition of this practice from India by Tibetan medical figures and its assimilation into medical practice. It will propose that this alchemical practice (...)
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