Download E-books Buddhism and Empire: The Political and Religious Culture of Early Tibet (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library) PDF

By Michael L Walter

This e-book convincingly reassesses the position of political associations within the advent of Buddhism lower than the Tibetan Empire (c. 620-842), displaying how relationships shaped within the Imperial interval underlie a number of the particular features of conventional Tibetan Buddhism. Taking unique assets as some degree of departure, the writer persuasively argues that later resources hitherto used for the background of early Tibetan Buddhism in reality venture later principles backward, hence distorting our view of its enculturation. Following the trend of Buddhism s unfold in other places in Asia, the early Tibetan imperial court docket learned how necessary normative Buddhist recommendations have been. This paintings basically indicates that, whereas a few ideals and practices according to se replaced after the Tibetan Empire, the version of socio-political-religious management constructed in that precedent days survived its death and nonetheless constitutes an important aspect in modern Tibetan Buddhist spiritual culture."

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Download E-books The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation PDF

The Tibetan ebook of the nice Liberation, which was once unknown to the Western international until eventually its first ebook in 1954, speaks to the quintessence of the ideally suited course, or Mah=ay=ana, and entirely unearths the yogic approach to reaching Enlightenment. Such attainment can occur, as proven the following, through figuring out the single brain, the cosmic All-Consciousness, with no recourse to the postures, breathings, and different ideas linked to the decrease yogas. the unique textual content for this quantity belongs to the Bardo Thödol sequence of treatises touching on a variety of methods of attaining transcendence, a chain that figures into the Tantric university of the Mah=ay=ana. Authorship of this actual quantity is attributed to the mythical Padma-Sambhava, who journeyed from India to Tibet within the eighth century, because the tale is going, on the invitation of a Tibetan king. Padma-Sambhava's textual content per se is preceded via an account of the good guru's personal existence and mystery doctrines. it truly is through the testamentary teachings of the Guru Phadampa Sangay, that are intended to reinforce the concept of the opposite experts mentioned herein.

Still extra invaluable supplementary fabric could be present in the book's introductory comments, via its editor Evans-Wentz and by way of the eminent psychoanalyst C. G. Jung. the previous offers a 100-page common advent that explains numerous key names and notions (such as Nirv=ana, for starters) with the lucidity, ease, and sagacity which are this scholar's hallmark; the latter deals a mental statement that weighs the diversities among japanese and Western modes of notion earlier than equating the "collective subconscious" with the Enlightened brain of the Buddhist. As with the opposite 3 volumes within the past due Evans-Wentz's severely acclaimed Tibetan sequence, all 4 of that are being released by way of Oxford in new variations, this ebook additionally includes a new Foreword by means of Donald S. Lopez.

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Download E-books Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend: With Commentary by Kangyur Rinpoche PDF

An exposition of the total Buddhist course in just 123 verses. A Buddhist classic.

Nagarjuna's poetic presentation of the basic teachings of the nice automobile, or Mahayana, is amazing for its concise type and remarkable imagery, making it the most extensively quoted assets in different commentaries at the Mahayana direction. the nice Indian Buddhist grasp Nagarjuna (first-second century C.E.) wrote his celebrated poem "Letter to a pal" as a present of recommendation to a South Indian king, and it has because develop into a monument within the Indian shastra tradition.

Despite its brief size (only 123 verses), Nagarjuna's "Letter to a pal" covers the full Mahayana course, combining a realistic method of day-by-day behavior with a theoretical exposition of the various phases resulting in enlightenment. It has hence been a great resource for lots of of Tibet's nice students looking a scriptural authority to augment their very own descriptions of the Buddhist direction. Any problems in realizing the poem are conquer the following via Kangyur Rinpoche's remark, which turns Nagarjuna's occasionally cryptic poem into user-friendly prose, increasing on each one subject and ordering different matters in this kind of means that on returning to the unique poem, the reader can simply make feel of the recommendation it contains.

It contains headings to give an explanation for Nagarjuna's common alterations in topic and entire motives of the tips brought in each one verse. as well as the remark, this publication provides the unique poem within the Tibetan and in a brand new English translation that makes an attempt to emulate Nagarjuna's traces of metric verse. additionally incorporated are Kangyur Rinpoche's structural define (sa bchad), a Tibetan line index to let scholars to find quotations utilized in different Tibetan works, complete notes, and a thesaurus.

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Download E-books Maitripa's Writings on the View PDF

By Tony Duff

Maitripa was once an excellent Indian Buddhist grasp who was once a latest of Naropa. He used to be considered as essentially the most a professional humans of his time at the Buddhist view. consequently, Naropa advised Marpa the Translator that he usually are not get the view from him yet may still visit Maitripa and get it from him. therefore Maitripa grew to become the resource of the view for the Kagyu lineage. Maitripa can be well-known for having re-discovered the Uttaratantrashastra of Maitreya which have been misplaced until that point. Having recovered the textual content from an previous stupa, Maitreya looked as if it would him and transmitted the profound which means linked to that textual content. In that method, Maitripa grew to become a vital determine within the transmission of what's referred to as "the profound meditation method of Maitreya". in lots of methods, he used to be the resource of the opposite vacancy (gzhan stong) variety educating of Maitreya and Asanga that got here into Tibet. a few Maitripa's writings have been integrated in a compilation of significant Indian Buddhist texts that's easily referred to as "The major Texts of India". it's a very previous compilation, relationship from the early days of the second one wave of dharma that got here into Tibet. Maitripa's writings are as a rule very brief and pithy and feature the standard of oral instructing. those writings continually take care of the view and are vitally important to fans of the opposite vacancy instructing simply because they certainly exhibit that view. This e-book is a compilation of numerous of those writings. They have been chosen from the full set of Maitripa's writings simply because they very sincerely express his presentation of the opposite vacancy view in either sutra and tantra contexts. There are texts on Madhyamaka, Co-emergence, Chakrasamvara perform, and so forth. The ebook has the texts in translation with a whole set of notes and remark via the writer to make the that means of the very terse writing transparent.

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Download E-books Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma PDF

This publication comprises equipment for reworking daily activities into the reason for enlightenment, anger into endurance, and the normal view of phenomena as inherently existent into the knowledge figuring out vacancy. it is usually numerous meditations led by way of Rinpoche, even supposing every thing within the ebook is a subject for meditation.

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Download E-books Luminous Heart: The Third Karmapa On Consciousness, Wisdom, And Buddha Nature (Nitartha Institute) PDF

This significant number of writings on buddha nature by means of the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339) makes a speciality of the transition from traditional deluded awareness to enlightened knowledge, the features of buddhahood, and a buddha's enlightened job. almost all these fabrics have by no means been translated comprehensively. The 3rd Karmapa's special and well-balanced view synthesizes Yogacara Madhyamaka and the classical teachings on buddha nature. Rangjung Dorje not just indicates that those teachings don't contradict one another but additionally that they complement one another and proportion a similar crucial issues when it comes to the last word nature of brain and all phenomena. His fusion is extraordinary since it truly builds on Indian predecessors and precedes the later frequently hugely charged debates in Tibet in regards to the perspectives of Rangtong ("self-empty") and Shentong ("other-empty"). even though Rangjung Dorje is extensively considered as one of many significant proponents of the Tibetan Shentong culture (some even give some thought to him its founder), this booklet exhibits how his perspectives fluctuate from the Shentong culture as understood through Dolpopa Taranatha and the 1st Jamgon Kongtrul. The 3rd Karmapa's view is extra effectively defined as one within which the 2 different types of rangtong and shentong will not be considered as collectively specific yet are mixed in an artistic synthesis. For these practising the sutrayana and the vajrayana within the Kagyu culture, what those texts describe could be remodeled into residing adventure.

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Download E-books Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas: A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness PDF

By David Ross Komito

This quantity features a translation of Seventy Stanzas, a primary paintings of Nagarjuna at the Madhyamika process of Buddhist philosophy, besides a statement on it from the Prasangika perspective by Geshe Sonam Rinchen. David Komito summarizes uncomplicated Buddhist doctrines on notion and the production of options, that have generally served because the backdrop for Nagarjuna's teachings approximately how humans always misperceive and misunderstand the character of the truth within which they stay and the skill during which they adventure it. This booklet will curiosity Buddhist practitioners, students, and psychologists who search a deeper figuring out of Buddhist psychology and epistemology.

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Download E-books An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life PDF

Compassion-sympathy for the discomfort of others and the need to unfastened them from it-is wrestled with in all non secular traditions. but how does one really develop into a compassionate individual? What are the mechanisms during which a egocentric center is reworked right into a beneficiant center? during this acclaimed bestseller, His Holiness the Dalai Lama writes easily and powerfully in regards to the daily Buddhist perform of compassion, supplying a transparent, functional, inspiring advent to the Buddhist route to enlightenment.

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Download E-books Primordial Purity: Oral Instructions on the Three Words That Strike the Vital Point PDF

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche illuminates the trail of trekchö, or slicing throughout the confusion of samsara to the primordial purity of the mind's crucial nature, according to the atiyoga dzogchen directions of Paltrul Rinpoche.

     Three phrases That Strike the very important Point is the well-known seminal assertion by way of Garap Dorje that's stated to encapsulate all of the myriad dzogchen tantras. the major directions on it through the phenomenal nineteenth-century grasp Paltrul Rinpoche--the verses referred to as "The targeted educating of Khepa Shri Gyalpo"--form the root for Khyentse Rinpoche's discourse here.
    These teachings belong to the oral guideline department of atiyoga and clarify the trail of trekchö, or at once slicing in the course of the confusion of samsara to the primordial purity of the character of mind.
    In dzogchen, whilst one has totally famous that every one the confusion of samsara is the expressive strength of primordially natural nice vacancy, confusion is spontaneously liberated into the primordial purity of mind's unique nature. Compassion spontaneously arises, achieving the good thing about sentient beings.
Khyentse Rinpoche used to be popular for his skill to explain the dzogchen teachings and to guide scholars of all backgrounds to deeper experiential cognizance. His robust presence shines in the course of the pages of this publication.

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