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Buddhist Philosophy: Losang Gonchok's Short Commentary To Jamyang Shayba's Root Text On Tenets
     

Buddhist Philosophy: Losang Gonchok's Short Commentary To Jamyang Shayba's Root Text On Tenets

by Daniel Cozort, Craig Preston
 

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What are the most important points of difference between the major schools of Buddhist philosophy? This rich, medium-length survey offers a lively answer. The introduction, aimed at those new to Buddhist thought, sets up a dialogue between the schools on the most controversial topics in Buddhist philosophy. Jamyang Shayba was the greatest Tibetan writer on

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What are the most important points of difference between the major schools of Buddhist philosophy? This rich, medium-length survey offers a lively answer. The introduction, aimed at those new to Buddhist thought, sets up a dialogue between the schools on the most controversial topics in Buddhist philosophy. Jamyang Shayba was the greatest Tibetan writer on philosophical tenets. Losang Gonchok's Clear Crystal Mirror, a concise commentary on Jamyang Shayba's root text, represents a distillation of many centuries of Indian and Tibetan scholarship. Buddhist Philosophy skims the cream of Jamyang Shayba's intellect, providing a rare opportunity to sharpen our intellect and expand our view of Buddhist thought.

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"Buddhist Philosophy is a valuable publication, as it represents how indigenous Tibetan scholars categorize, correlate, and explain the essential features of Buddhist and non-Buddhist systems."—The Middle Way, Journal of the Buddhist Society

"Offers a concise and clear overview of the various primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, contrasting them with various non-Buddhist views. . . . This work is easily understood, and the discussions are presented in a simple and straightforward manner. . . . While the commentaries are insightful, they are not overpowering and hence assist the new student of Tenets to come to a bird's eye view of the subject. . . . A valuable introduction to an important subject."—Living Traditions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559391986
Publisher:
Shambhala
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
"Buddhist Philosophy is a valuable publication, as it represents how indigenous Tibetan scholars categorize, correlate, and explain the essential features of Buddhist and non-Buddhist systems."—The Middle Way, Journal of the Buddhist Society

"Offers a concise and clear overview of the various primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, contrasting them with various non-Buddhist views. . . . This work is easily understood, and the discussions are presented in a simple and straightforward manner. . . . While the commentaries are insightful, they are not overpowering and hence assist the new student of Tenets to come to a bird's eye view of the subject. . . . A valuable introduction to an important subject."—Living Traditions

Meet the Author

Craig Preston studied at the University of Virginia and has taught Classical Tibetan at the Namgyal Institute and the University of Buffalo. He is the author of How to Read Classical Tibetan, Volume 1: A Summary of the General Path, and currently teaches Tibetan and Buddhist philosophy privately in Ithaca, New York.

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