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By Jeffrey Hopkins

ISBN-10: 155939241X

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Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence continues to be thought of so very important to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a replica with him anyplace he is going. This ebook examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian observation in regards to the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only institution. via offering shiny aspect, Jeffrey Hopkins finds the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, displaying the dynamism of considerate statement and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the strategy of studying one hundred seventy concerns, this quantity treats many attractive issues on nice car shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with tips to observe those to all phenomena, the selflessness of people, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the techniques during which the Mind-Only university translates scriptures.

This stand-alone booklet is the ultimate quantity of a trilogy on Mind-Only that Hopkins composed over a interval of 22 years. His seriously annotated translation of the 1st sections of Dzong-ka-ba's textual content is inside the first quantity, Emptiness within the Mind-Only institution of Buddhism, in addition to a ancient and doctrinal advent, a close synopsis of the textual content, and a severe version. the second one quantity, Reflections on truth: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, offers old and social context, a simple presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 varieties of vacancy within the Mind-Only college, and the contrasting perspectives of Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen of the Jo-nang-ba order of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Identifying First-Wheel Teachings The Sátra Unraveling the Thought According to Dön-drup-gyel-tsen’s Four Intertwined Commentaries,22 the SÒtra Unraveling the Thought 23 was set forth in Vaishåli, India, by the Supramundane Victor, Shåkyamuni Buddha, during the period of his final, third turning of the wheel of doctrine for practitioners of both the Lesser Vehicle and the Great Vehicle. Dön-drup-gyel-tsen reports that: 1. Its subject matter is to teach that all phenomena are included in the three natures„imputational, other-powered, and thoroughly established natures.

Many other scholars do not address the topic directly, but the textbook by Jam-Âang-shay-œa, which both Gung-tang and A-ku Ío-drö-gyatso are ostensibly following, indirectly offers another possibility. Jam-Âang-shay-œa’s text, the brief title of which is Great Exposition of the Interpretable and the Definitive,10 was adopted as a textbook in the Go-mang College of Dre-œung Monastic University, after Jam-Âang-shay-œa’s tenure for nine years as abbot of Go-mang and his return to the northeastern province of Tibet, Am-do (put in Gansu Province by the Chinese communist government).

He finds two ‚reasons‛ for the Second Dalai Lama’s omission: 1. ‚zong-ka-œa’s student Gyel-tsap30 speaks of ten tenth-ground Bodhisattvas a spyan ras gzigs. ’jam dpal. c Tib. rdzogs gsal / wen tshig / wen tshegs / wanydzeg, Ch. Yüan-ts’e, 613-696. d For discussion of the Chinese translations and their chapter divisions, see Emptiness in Mind-Only, Appendix 2, 457ff. b 28 The Question questioning Buddha, whereas SubhÒti is a Hearer, not even a Bodhisattva. Gung-tang’s implicit (and far-fetched) point is that the Second Dalai Lama wished to refer only to chapters of the SÒtra Unraveling the Thought where tenth-ground Bodhisattvas question Buddha.

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