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By Jeffrey Hopkins

ISBN-10: 155939241X

ISBN-13: 9781559392419

Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence continues to be thought of so vital to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a duplicate with him anywhere he is going. This publication examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian observation about the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only institution. by way of offering shiny aspect, Jeffrey Hopkins unearths the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, displaying the dynamism of considerate remark and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the means of reading a hundred and seventy concerns, this quantity treats many attractive issues on nice car displays of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with find out how to follow those to all phenomena, the selflessness of folks, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the techniques 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 university of Buddhism, in addition to a ancient and doctrinal creation, an in depth synopsis of the textual content, and a severe variation. the second one quantity, Reflections on truth: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, presents old and social context, a uncomplicated presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 forms of vacancy within the Mind-Only university, 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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