Golden Garland of Eloquence - Vol. 2: Legs Bshad Gser Phreng

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Golden Garland of Eloquence (Legs bshad gser phreng) is the famous Perfection of Wisdom (prajnaparamita) commentary written by the influential Tibetan writer Tsong kha pa (1356-1419). It is Tsong kha pa's first major work, written before his better known works on Madhyamaka. It is greatly respected and much studied by all schools of Buddhism in Tibet.The Golden Garland supplements the two main Indian Perfection of Wisdom commentaries, Arya Vimuktisena's Vrtti and Haribhadra's Aloka, on which it is based. It ...
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Overview

Golden Garland of Eloquence (Legs bshad gser phreng) is the famous Perfection of Wisdom (prajnaparamita) commentary written by the influential Tibetan writer Tsong kha pa (1356-1419). It is Tsong kha pa's first major work, written before his better known works on Madhyamaka. It is greatly respected and much studied by all schools of Buddhism in Tibet.The Golden Garland supplements the two main Indian Perfection of Wisdom commentaries, Arya Vimuktisena's Vrtti and Haribhadra's Aloka, on which it is based. It explains the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras and earlier commentaries in detail, glossing difficult words and going into detailed explanations of difficult points. It introduces the reader to some twenty works by the most important Indian Perfection of Wisdom writers, and to the earlier Tibetan traditions of Ngok and Dolpopa, and the traditions of Buton and Nyaon. This translation makes available, for the first time in English, an example of the rich Tibetan Perfection of Wisdom commentarial tradition and will be of interest to both scholars and informed general readers alike.

This is the first of four volumes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895818669
  • Publisher: Jain Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Edition description: JAIN PUBLISHING COMPANY
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the English Translation

Note to the Translation

Translation: Detailed Explanation of the Ornament and Brief Called Golden Garland of Eloquence

Second Abhisamaya: Knowledge of Paths

Ch. 1 Causes of the Knowledge of Paths 3

Ch. 2 Knowledge of the Listener's Path 27

Ch. 3 Knowledge of the Pratyekabuddha's Path 43

Ch. 4 The Bodhisattva's Path of Seeing 65

Ch. 5 The Bodhisattva's Path of Meditation with Outflows 85

Ch. 6 The Bodhisattva's Path of Meditation without Outflows 107

Third Abhisamaya: All-knowledge

Ch. 7 All-knowledge, the Difference between Bodhisattvas and Listeners 127

Ch. 8 All-knowledge, the Listener's Practice and Path of Seeing 151

Notes 175

Additional Names of Books: English to Original Title 191

Additional Names of Books: English to Tibetan Abbreviated Title 193

Additional Names of Persons: Original Name to Tibetan 195

Additional English to Tibetan Glossary 197

Additional Bibliography 203

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2008

    Important new translation

    Volume 2 of Golden Garland of Eloquence completes the first half of the translation of Tsong kha pa's Tibetan commentary on Maitreya's Abhisamayalamkara, 'Ornament for the Clear Realizations' (See my review of vol. 1). It covers the second and third abhisamayas, or clear realizations: 'Knowledge of Paths,' and 'All- knowledge,' respectively. Gareth Sparham has also separately translated the book that this is a commentary on, along with its two main Indian commentaries, by Arya Vimuktisena and Haribhadra, respectively: Abhisamayalamkara with Vrtti and Aloka. These important books make demanding reading, and are for the serious student of the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

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