Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being: Commentary by Mipham (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Mipham's comentary cogently supports Maitreya's text in a detailed analysis of how ordinary confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom. Easy-to-follow instructions guide the reader through the profound meditation that gradually brings about this transformation.
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Overview

Mipham's comentary cogently supports Maitreya's text in a detailed analysis of how ordinary confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom. Easy-to-follow instructions guide the reader through the profound meditation that gradually brings about this transformation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559398428
  • Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/25/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ju Mipham Rinpoche (1864-1912) was a great master of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the leading figures in the Ri-me (non-sectarian) movement in Tibet.

Jim Scott, a long-time student of Khenpo Ts¨ltrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, translated this work at his request and under his guidance. Mr. Scott lives in Denmark.

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Table of Contents

Translator's Preface 11
The Root Text 15
The Commentary 55
The Author's Introduction 57
The explication of the treatise 67
I. The meaning of the title 67
II. The translator's homage 67
III. The main body of the text 69
A The verse introducing the author's intention 69
B The actual body of the treatise 71
1 The brief presentation 71
I) The points comprising the essential subject matter 71
II) The defining traits of each of these 75
A) The definition of phenomena 75
B) The definition of pure being 77
III) The rationale underlying these traits 79
IV) Examining both for sameness and difference 83
2 The expanded explanation 85
I) The expanded explanation of phenomena 85
A) A presentation of the headings 85
B) An explanation of each of these 87
(1) A passing reference to the first three points 87
(2) An explanation of the last three points 89
(I) The explanation of the two types of ground 89
(A) A brief presentation of both in common 89
(B) An expanded explanation of the meaning of each 91
1) Experience comprising a common ground 91
2) Experience not shared in common 95
(II) How to approach reality, which is free of perceived and perceiver 97
(A) The tenet stating that there is no outer referent, only image-awareness 97
1) The lack of a perceived object discrete from the perceiver 97
2) The elimination of any further uncertainty 101
(B) The resultant procedure for approaching reality, the freedom from perceived and perceiver 107
II) The expanded explanation of pure being 113
A) A brief presentation of the headings 113
B) The expanded explanation of these six 115
(1) The defining characteristics 115
(2) The ground 115
(3) Definitive verification 117
(4) Encounter 117
(5) Recollection 119
(6) Complete immersion into its core 121
(I) The character of ultimate transformation 121
(II) The expanded explanation of its distinctive features 123
(A) The brief presentation of the headings 123
(B) The expansion on these ten 125
1) The essence 125
2) The ingredients 127
3) The individuals 131
4) The special traits 133
5) The requirements 135
6) The ground 137
7) Mental cultivation 175
8) Application 185
9) The disadvantages 189
10) The benefits 199
3 The concluding summary employing examples to illustrate the point 201
IV. The concluding statement 203
The Author's Colophon 205
Dedication 207
Bibliography 209
Notes 211
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