By Jeffrey Hopkins

ISBN-10: 155939241X

ISBN-13: 9781559392419

Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence remains to be thought of so vital to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a replica with him at any place he is going. This ebook examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian remark about the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only university. by means of supplying bright aspect, Jeffrey Hopkins finds the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, displaying the dynamism of considerate observation and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the strategy of studying a hundred and seventy concerns, this quantity treats many enticing issues on nice automobile displays of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with tips on how to observe those to all phenomena, the selflessness of individuals, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the methods wherein the Mind-Only tuition translates scriptures.This stand-alone ebook 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 tuition of Buddhism, in addition to a ancient and doctrinal creation, 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 easy presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 different types of vacancy within the Mind-Only institution, 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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