Tsong-Kha-Pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom

Tsong-Kha-Pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559392976
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 04/25/2008
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 485,577
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Hopkins, PhD, served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.

Table of Contents


Preface     7
Technical Notes     9
Three Translations of Tsong-kha-pa's Views     11
Background     13
Supramundane Special Insight     25
The Source Tradition     27
Root of Cyclic Existence     37
Order of Realization     59
Selflessness of Persons     63
Illusory-Like Appearance     75
Selflessness of Phenomena     87
Basis of Division of the Two Truths     103
Obscurational Truths     109
Ultimate Truths     121
Procedures of Special Insight     151
The Way     175
The Object of Negation     181
Importance of Identifying What Is Negated in Emptiness     183
Autonomy School on True Existence     189
Consequence School on True Existence     201
The Two Truths     215
What the World Invalidates     217
Obscurational Truths     235
Ultimate Truth     255
Comparing Dol-po-pa's and Tsong-kha-pa's Views     263
Introduction     265
Dol-po-pa Shay-rap-gyel-tsen's Views     271
Tsong-kha-pa Lo-sang-drak-pa's Rebuttal     319
Summary     355
Mode of Analysis of Grossness/Peacefulness     363
List of Abbreviations     371
Bibliography     373
Index     391

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"It presents a brilliant explanation of the relationship between dependent-arising and emptiness.... He compares Dol-po-pa's and Tsong-kha-pa's views of respectively self-emptiness and other-emptiness. A scholarly and influential book."—Mandala

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