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A welcome new translation of Gampopa's classic overview of the Buddha's teachings.
Discover the heart of the Buddha’s teachings in this new and beautiful translation of Gampopa’s classic guidebook.
Ornament of Precious Liberation is a spiritual and literary treasure of Tibetan Buddhism and of the Kagyü lineage in particular. Laying out step-by-step the path to buddhahood that is open to us all, to read Gampopa’s text is like receiving the teachings directly from the master himself. It is a quintessential guide to enlightenment that students will return to again and again for its insights into living an awakened life.
|Publisher:||Wisdom Publications MA|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Ken Holmes has spent his entire adult life, since 1970, immersed in Tibetan Buddhism and had the great fortune to study closely with some of the legendary masters of old Tibet who have long since passed. He has been teaching Buddhism, especially in Europe and Africa, for forty years and is Director of Studies at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland.
Table of Contents
Foreword by His Holiness the Karmapa vii
Editor's Preface ix
Translator's Introduction 1
Ornament of Precious Liberation: A Wish-Fulfilling Gem of Sublime Dharma Gampopa Sönam Rinchen (1079-1153)
Author's Preface 11
I The Prime Cause
1 Buddha Nature 15
II The Basis
2 A Precious Human Existence 25
III The Condition
3 Relying on the Dharma Master 37
IV The Means: The Dharma Master's Instruction
4 The Impermanence of Conditioned Existence 47
5 The Suffering of Samsara 59
6 Karma and Its Effects 77
7 Loving Kindness and Compassion 89
8 Taking Refuge 99
9 The Proper Adoption of Bodhicitta 111
10 Precepts for Generating Aspiring Bodhicitta 145
11 Presentation of the Six Perfections 151
12 The Perfection of Generosity 155
13 The Perfection of Moral Discipline 169
14 The Perfection of Forbearance 181
15 The Perfection of Diligence 191
16 The Perfection of Meditative Concentration 199
17 The Perfection of Wisdom 215
18 The Presentation of the [Five] Paths 247
19 The Presentation of the Levels 253
V The Result
20 The Bodies of Perfect Buddhahood 275
VI Enlightened Activities of the Buddhas
21 Enlightened Activities of the Buddhas 291
About the Contributors 357