Absorption in No External World: 170 Issues in Mind-Only by Jeffrey Hopkins

By Jeffrey Hopkins

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 anyplace he is going. This publication examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian statement about the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only college. by way of delivering shiny aspect, 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 strategy of studying a hundred and seventy matters, this quantity treats many enticing issues on nice automobile shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with the best way to practice those to all phenomena, the selflessness of individuals, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the techniques in 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 tuition of Buddhism, besides a old and doctrinal advent, a close synopsis of the textual content, and a severe version. the second one quantity, Reflections on fact: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, offers ancient and social context, a uncomplicated 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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