Cutting through Appearances: The Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism / Edition 1

Cutting through Appearances: The Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism / Edition 1

by Geshe Lhundup Sopa, Jeffrey Hopkins, Jeffrey Hopkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0937938815

ISBN-13: 9780937938812

Pub. Date: 01/28/1989

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

This book presents the practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhism. First is a meditation manual written by the Fourth Pan-chen Lama (1781–1852), based on Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path, which covers the daily practice of Tibetan monks and yogis. It details how to properly conduct a meditation session that contains the entire scope of the

Overview

This book presents the practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhism. First is a meditation manual written by the Fourth Pan-chen Lama (1781–1852), based on Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path, which covers the daily practice of Tibetan monks and yogis. It details how to properly conduct a meditation session that contains the entire scope of the Buddhist path. Next is the Presentation of Tenets, written by Gon-chok-jik-may-wang-bo. It covers Indian Buddhist schools, as viewed in Tibet, and provides a solid introduction to the Buddhist theory animating the practice. Topics include the two truths, consciousness, hindrances to enlightenment, paths to freedom, and fruits of practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937938812
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama7
Preface9
Technical Note11
Part One PRACTICE: MEDITATION13
Introduction15
Annotated translation of the Fourth Pan-chen Lama's
Instructions on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path41
Guide to the Text43
1 Preparation for a Session of Meditation45
2 Understanding the Path and Promising to Cultivate It65
3 The First Principal Aspect: Developing an Intention to
Leave Cyclic Existence71
4 The Second Principal Aspect: Cultivating an Altruistic
Aspiration to Highest Enlightenment81
5 The Third Principal Aspect: Cultivating the Correct View95
6 Finishing the Session103
Part Two THEORY: SYSTEMS OF TENETS109
Introduction111
Annotated translation ofGön-chok-jik-may-wang-bo's
Precious Garland of Tenets139
Guide to the Text141
Prologue145
1 Tenets inGeneral149
2 Short Explanation of Non-Buddhist Tenets155
3 General Exposition of Buddhist Tenets171
4 The Great Exposition School179
5 The Sutra School221
6 The Mind Only School249
7 The Autonomy School279
8 The Consequence School301
Appendix: Collation with the Stages of the Path325
Glossary327
Bibliography337
Index349

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