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Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path
     

Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path

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by Guy Newland
 

Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can help them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism—the idea that ultimate reality is emptiness. In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. Newland's

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Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can help them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism—the idea that ultimate reality is emptiness. In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness explains that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. Newland's contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will be helpful to students trying to understand one of the great classic texts of the Tibetan tradition, Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise.

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ISBN-13:
9781559392952
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/25/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.37(d)

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Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Truth_B_Told More than 1 year ago
As a text book, this is very accessible, very easy to read. It is not as fluffy as many of the Buddhist books currently available - that is, this book contains lots of information likely to be new and useful for the reader - but it is still written in a direct and unpretentious tone. It doesn't read like something too academic. Its designed for those who are getting into Buddhism but are past all the basics. And most importantly, it serves brilliantly to demystify "emptiness," which may be the hardest concept for western Buddhists to correctly understand. Highly recommended.