By Jeffrey Hopkins

Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence remains to be thought of so very important to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a duplicate with him at any place he is going. This e-book examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian statement in regards to the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only college. by way of supplying brilliant aspect, Jeffrey Hopkins unearths the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, exhibiting the dynamism of considerate remark and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the means of analyzing a hundred and seventy matters, this quantity treats many enticing issues on nice car shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with find out how to practice those to all phenomena, the selflessness of people, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the ways by which the Mind-Only college translates scriptures.This stand-alone booklet is the ultimate quantity of a trilogy on Mind-Only that Hopkins composed over a interval of 22 years. His seriously annotated translation of the 1st sections of Dzong-ka-ba's textual content is inside the first quantity, Emptiness within the Mind-Only institution of Buddhism, besides a ancient and doctrinal creation, a close synopsis of the textual content, and a serious version. the second one quantity, Reflections on fact: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, offers historic and social context, a easy presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 sorts of vacancy within the Mind-Only college, and the contrasting perspectives of Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen of the Jo-nang-ba order of Tibetan Buddhism.

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