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Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence remains to be thought of so very important to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a duplicate with him anywhere he is going. This booklet examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian remark in regards to the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only university. via offering vibrant aspect, Jeffrey Hopkins unearths the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, exhibiting the dynamism of considerate remark and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the means of analyzing one hundred seventy concerns, this quantity treats many enticing issues on nice automobile shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with the right way to follow those to all phenomena, the selflessness of individuals, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the ways wherein the Mind-Only college 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 college of Buddhism, in addition to a ancient and doctrinal creation, 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 simple presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 varieties of vacancy within the Mind-Only tuition, 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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