Three Principal Aspects of the Path / Edition 2
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Three Principal Aspects of the Path / Edition 2

by Geshe Sonam Rinchen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559393505

ISBN-13: 9781559393508

Pub. Date: 06/16/2010

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

The wish for freedom, the altruistic intention, and the wisdom realizing emptiness constitute the essence of the Buddhist path. In this teaching, Geshe Sonam Rinchen explains, in clear and readily accessible terms, Je Tsongkhapa’s (1357–1419) famed presentation of these three essential topics.

Overview

The wish for freedom, the altruistic intention, and the wisdom realizing emptiness constitute the essence of the Buddhist path. In this teaching, Geshe Sonam Rinchen explains, in clear and readily accessible terms, Je Tsongkhapa’s (1357–1419) famed presentation of these three essential topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559393508
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2010
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
161
Sales rank:
961,699
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

How to Approach the Teaching 9

A Brief Biography of Tsongkhapa 13

The importance of the Three Principal Aspects of the Path 17

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path 23

Prologue 25

Relating to the Spiritual Teacher 25

Gateway for the Fortunate 38

1 The Wish for Freedom 45

The Fetters 45

Thirst for Pleasure 48

Life Is Fleeting 59

Actions and Their Consequences 66

Our True Condition 72

The Thought of Liberation 79

2 The Altruistic Intention 85

The Predicament of Sentient Beings 85

Levelling the Ground 93

A Radical Shift 98

3 The Correct View 107

Misconceptions 107

Dependence and Attribution 115

Appearance and Emptiness Reconciled 122

Root Text 129

Tibetan Text 133

Notes 139

Source Readings 163

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