Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings / Edition 1

Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
1559390921
ISBN-13:
9781559390927
Pub. Date:
01/28/1998
Publisher:
Shambhala

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Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings / Edition 1

A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism—providing the complete foundation for study and practice—from beginning to Buddhahood. Includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding the spiritual master, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, development of the six perfections, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of the Buddha.

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ISBN-13: 9781559390927
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 669,942
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama13
Acknowledgments14
Translator's Introduction15
Homage44
Introduction45
PART 1: THE PRIMARY CAUSE47
Chapter 1: Buddha-Nature49
PART 2: THE WORKING BASIS57
Chapter 2: The Precious Human Life59
PART 3: THE CONTRIBUTORY CAUSE67
Chapter 3: The Spiritual Master69
PART 4: THE METHOD77
Introduction to Part 479
Antidote to Attachment to this Life81
Chapter 4: Impermanence83
Antidote to Attachment to Samsara's Pleasure93
Chapter 5: The Suffering of Samsara95
Chapter 6: Karma and its Result111
Antidote to Attachment to the Pleasure of Peace123
Chapter 7: Loving-Kindness and Compassion125
Antidote to Not Knowing the Method of Practice for
Achieving Buddhahood133
Introduction to the Antidote to Not Knowing the Method of
Practice135
Chapter 8: Refuge and Precepts137
Chapter 9: Cultivation of Bodhicitta147
Chapter 10: Training in Aspiration Bodhicitta173
Chapter 11: Training in Action Bodhicitta179
Chapter 12: The Perfection of Generosity183
Chapter 13: The Perfection of Moral Ethics195
Chapter 14: The Perfection of Patience205
Chapter 15: The Perfection of Perseverance213
Chapter 16: The Perfection of Meditative Concentration219
Chapter 17: The Perfection of Wisdom Awareness233
Chapter 18: The Aspects of the Five Paths257
Chapter 19: The Ten Bodhisattva Bhumis263
PART 5: THE RESULT279
Chapter 20: Perfect Buddhahood281
PART 6: THE ACTIVITIES295
Chapter 21: Activities of the Buddha297
APPENDICES303
Appendix A: Dharma Lord Gampopa305
Appendix B: Stories Referred to in the Text333
Appendix C: Outline of the Text397
Appendix D: A Brief Biography of the Translator413
Titles of Works Quoted417
Glossary427
Notes437
Bibliography459
Index467

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