The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator

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This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India, his deep understanding of the Dharma was what enabled him to translate the essence of enlightened mind, conveyed in the Sanskrit texts, with great accuracy.

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Overview

This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India, his deep understanding of the Dharma was what enabled him to translate the essence of enlightened mind, conveyed in the Sanskrit texts, with great accuracy.

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"The great translator Vairochana, crown ornament of all the Indian and Tibetan scholars, who was equal in realization and accomplishment to the second buddha from Oddiyana, extended the life force of the Buddhist teachings and living beings in Tibet in one lifetime."—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

"We should read biographies of sublime beings and ponder their qualities in order to receive their blessings and go beyond time and space as they have done."—Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

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  • ISBN-13: 9781590300695
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/9/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : putting the story in historical context
Introduction : the significance of this biography
Introduction : a summary of the text
The homage 3
Preface : how the effortless Ati doctrine was taught 5
1 How this precious doctrine occurred in Akanishta 7
2 The history of the appearance of this precious doctrine in the celestial and human realms 12
3 The history of how the effortless vehicle appeared in the three celestial realms 35
4 The history of the appearance of the effortless Ati doctrine in the human realm 43
5 The history of the effortless Ati doctrine flourishing in India 48
6 The history of the appearance of the effortless doctrine in Tibet 83
7 The trials of Vairotsana 92
8 Master Shri Singha entrusts Vairotsana with the entire doctrine 117
9 Vairotsana tames King Rahula Bhibhi's arrogance 125
10 Vairotsana's arrival in Tibet 133
11 Vairotsana is banished to Tsawarong 145
12 Vairotsana arrives in Tsawarong and entrusts Yudra Nyingpo with the Pith instructions 179
13 Going to the pure lands after completing the instructions in Tibet 193
App The nine vehicles 245
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