Download e-book for kindle: Absorption in No External World: 170 Issues in Mind Only by Jeffrey Hopkins

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 e-book 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 tuition. by way of delivering shiny element, Jeffrey Hopkins finds the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, exhibiting the dynamism of considerate statement and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the means of interpreting a hundred and seventy matters, this quantity treats many enticing issues on nice motor vehicle shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with find out how to practice those to all phenomena, the selflessness of folks, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the methods during which the Mind-Only tuition 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 university of Buddhism, in addition to a old and doctrinal advent, an in depth synopsis of the textual content, and a serious variation. the second one quantity, Reflections on truth: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, offers historic and social context, a uncomplicated presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 forms 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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A bka’ stsal bdun. 5). 5). 2) identifies dmag ldan gzugs can snying po, bzo sbyangs gzugs can snying po, and rgyal po gzugs can snying po as names of Bimbisåra during various stages of his life; as sources for this he cites ’dul ba lung and gleng ’bum.

According to the latter, Gung-tang is the third in the series (sku ’phreng gsum pa), the first being the Throne Holder of Gan-den himself. Gene Smith suggests that he may be the second. 14 Background Buddha’s scriptures is the essence to which ‚zong-ka-œa’s title refers. Speaking about that text, he says:11 By way of [treating] difficult points, I will explain this great treatise bestowing„on those endowed with intelligence„independent analytical understanding concerning the meaning of the thought of all [of the Buddha’s] scriptures through differentiating which require interpretation and which are definitive among all of the Conqueror’s scriptures, [this being] the essence of all eloquence.

The Title: The Essence of Eloquence Issue #1: What is ‚eloquence‛? What is ‚the essence‛? One of the more recent commentaries, that by Gung-tang ‰ön-chok-«en-œaydrön-may,2 a late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century scholar of Mongolian descent whose works figure prominently in the syllabus at the Go-mang College of Dre-œung Monastic University on the outskirts of Hla-Ôa, at ‚raÔhi-kyil Monastic University and Àum-bum Monastic University in Am-do Province, and at many related monasteries, offers a particularly thorough explanation of the title of ‚zong-ka-œa’s text.

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