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Path to the Middle [Paperback]

Oral Madhyamika Philosophy in Tibet
Path to the Middle [Paperback]

Author(s) : Klein, Anne C and Kensur Yeshe Tupden
Publishers Price : 25.00
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ISBN : 0791420442
EAN : 9780791420447
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 328
Size : 226 x 148mm
Publisher : State Univ New York
Published : 1994
Category : Emptiness/Tenets
Category 2 : Tibetan Buddhism: Gelug
Synopsis:
Kensur Yeshe Tupden addresses crucial issues of Buddhist soteriology to provide one of the richest presentations of Tibetan oral philosophy yet published in English.

Does a bodhisattva`s initial direct cognition of emptiness differ from subsequent ones? Can one improve a nondualistic understanding of the unconditioned and, if so, what role might subtle states of concentration play in the process? In material collected by Klein over a seven year period, the Gelugpa lama Kensur Yeshe Tupden answers these questions and Klein`s introduction to his commentary surveys oral genres associated with Tibetan textual study. The volume concludes with a translation of the text on which Kensur bases his discussion of the Perfection of Wisdom chapter in Lama Tsong Khapa`s Illumination of Chandrakirti`s Thought.

"The text that is the subject of Professor Klein`s study is one of the most important in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Her innovative approach will make the work of interest not only to scholars, for whom it will be essential reading, but more generally to anyone interested in the Tibetan interpretation of emptiness." Jose Cabezon.
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