Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition

Mipam on Buddha-Nature: The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition

by Douglas Samuel Duckworth

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ISBN-13: 9780791477984
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/24/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 326
File size: 836 KB

About the Author

Douglas S. Duckworth is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Table of Contents


Presence and Absence
Historical Survey
Monastic Education and the Nonsectarian Movement
Life and Works of Mipam
Summary of Contents
The End of the Beginning

Chapter 1. Buddha-Nature and the Unity of the Two Truths
Mipam’s Synthesis
Two Truths
Buddha-Nature as the Unity of Appearance and Emptiness
Buddha-Nature as the Definitive Meaning

Chapter 2. Middle Way of Prāsan˙gika and Yogācāra
Dialectical Ascent
Foundations of Yogācāra
Prāsan˙gika versus Yogācāra

Chapter 3. The Present Absence
Other-Emptiness in the Jonang
Other-Emptiness and the Nyingma: Lochen Dharmaśrī
Another Emptiness? Emptiness of Self/Other
Phenomena and Suchness
De/limiting Emptiness
Emptiness as the Unity of Appearance and Emptiness

Chapter 4. Buddha-Nature and the Ground of the Great Perfection
Distinguishing the Views on Buddha-Nature
Buddha-Nature as Heritage, Buddha-Nature as the Ground
Appearance and Reality

Chapter 5. The Indivisible Ground and Fruition
Establishing Buddha-Nature: The Immanent Buddha
Establishing Appearances as Divine
Buddha-Nature and a Difference Between Sūtra and Mantra

Translations of Primary Texts
Appendix 1. Lion’s Roar: Exposition of Buddha-Nature
Stating Other Traditions
Presenting Our Authentic Tradition
The Meaning of the First Verse “Because the body of the perfect Buddha is radiant”
The Meaning of the Second Verse “Because thusness is indivisible”
The Meaning of the Third Verse “Because of possessing heritage”
Refuting the View that [the Basic Element] Is Truly Established and Not Empty
Refuting the View that [the Basic Element] Is a Void Emptiness
Refuting the Apprehension of [the Basic Element] as Impermanent and Conditioned
Appendix 2. Notes on the Essential Points of [Mipam’s] Exposition [of Buddha-Nature]


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