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The Treasury of Knowledge: Books Two, Three, and Four: Buddhism's Journey to Tibet [NOOK Book]

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This masterful history of Buddhism in India and Tibet describes the Buddha's life, his enlightenment, and what he taught from many Buddhist viewpoints. Narratives about scriptural transmissions, meditation practice lineages, and Buddhist arts while Buddhism was preserved in Tibet are crafted into a rich, readable, illuminating synthesis of Buddhist history by legendary master Jamgön Kongtrul. In-depth, well-rounded, and accessible.
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Overview

This masterful history of Buddhism in India and Tibet describes the Buddha's life, his enlightenment, and what he taught from many Buddhist viewpoints. Narratives about scriptural transmissions, meditation practice lineages, and Buddhist arts while Buddhism was preserved in Tibet are crafted into a rich, readable, illuminating synthesis of Buddhist history by legendary master Jamgön Kongtrul. In-depth, well-rounded, and accessible.
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Editorial Reviews

H.H. the Dalai Lama
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye was one of the leading scholars of the nineteenth century. He broke through sectarian constraints and achieved a deep understanding of the the different philosophical approaches in Tibet. I have no doubt that by studying Kongtrul's works readers will be inspired to emulate his great qualities of humility, dedication, patience and nonsectarianism.
The Mirror
In making a concerted effort to publish the works of translators and translation groups, Snow Lion Publications is playing an important role in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. Their commitment to publish major works such as this [Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge] will ensure that substantial portions of Tibetan Buddhist learning will become accessible to a wider range of Western students and practitioners.
Cornelia Weishaar-Gunter
Jamgon Kongtrul is considered to be one of the great leaders of the nonsectarian movement in Tibetan Buddhism, and his Treasury of Knowledge is considered to be one of the most important texts for reference and study in Tibetan Buddhism. Many Tibetan teachers have a compact edition of this monumental work in their travel bags in order to consult it again and again for detailed questions of all types, and not infrequently whole chapters serve as the basis for courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559397957
  • Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 696
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (1813-1899) was a pivotal figure in eastern Tibet's nonsectarian movement and one of the most outstanding writers and teachers of his time. Ngawang Zangpo has translated and authored a number of works, including Guru Rinpoche.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche Rinpoche, Yangsi Kalu

Translator's Introduction 1

An Overview of The Treasury of Knowledge 4

Jamgon Kongtrul and the Purpose of The Treasury of Knowledge 9

Kalu Rinpoche and the Purpose of the Translation of The Treasury of Knowledge 18

Paying for the Translation of The Treasury of Knowledge 26

The Treasury in Translation 33

Translating and Reading Buddhism's Journey to Tibet 35

Acknowledgments 38

Book Two The Light of the World 41

1 Our Teacher's Path to Awakening 43

2 The Buddha's Enlightenment 61

3 The Buddha's Twelve Deeds 75

4 Enlightenment's Bodies and Pure Realms 93

Book Three What the Buddha Taught 113

1 What Are the Sacred Teachings? 115

2 Cycles of Scriptural Transmission 145

3 Compilations of the Buddha's Word 167

4 The Origins of the Early Translations' Ancient Tradition 183

Book Four Buddhism Resplendent in the World 197

1 Buddhism in the Land of Exalted Beings 199

2 How Buddhist Monastic Discipline and Scriptural Transmissions Came to Tibet 235

3 The History of Lineages of Meditation Practice in Tibet, the Eight Major Chariots 321

4 A History of Buddhist Culture 377

Appendix 1 The Root Text of Books Two, Three, and Four 437

Appendix 2 The Outline of Books Two, Three, and Four 479

Translator's Postscript: Reflections on Each Chapter 491

Myriad Worlds Revisted 491

Book Two The Light of the World 495

1 Our Teacher's Path to Awakening 495

2 The Buddha's Enlightenment 500

3 The Buddha's Twelve Deeds 509

4 Enlightenment's Bodies and Pure Realms 513

Book Three What the Buddha Taught 519

1 What Are the Sacred Teachings? 519

2 Cycles of Scriptural Transmission 528

3 Compilations of the Buddha's Word 536

4 The Origins of the Early Translations' Ancient Tradition 538

Book Four Buddhism Resplendent in the World 546

1 Buddhism in the Land of Exalted Beings 546

2 How Buddhist Monastic Discipline and Scriptural Transmissions Came to Tibet 551

3 The History of Lineages of Meditation Practice in Tibet, the Eight Major Chariots 577

4 A History of Buddhist Culture 597

Bibliography 605

List of Names 609

List of Names of Nonhuman Beings 633

List of Place Names 639

List of Texts Cited 645

Subject Index 663

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