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By Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert

ISBN-10: 1611803667

ISBN-13: 9781611803662

Trans. through Christian Bernert

A seminal remark on essentially the most very important works of Mahayana Buddhism.

According to culture, Distinguishing the center from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) was once printed via Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the novel view it provides endlessly replaced the best way Mahayana Buddhists understand fact. right here, the Tibetan grasp Rongtön unpacks this guide and its practices for us in a fashion that's right now obtainable and profound, with genuine sensible meditative functions. The paintings explains the significant paths of the 3 automobiles of Buddhism, emphasizing the view of Yogācāra, and demonstrates the inseparability of expertise and vacancy. It deals a close presentation of the 3 natures of fact, a correct knowing of which supplies the antidotes to confusion and pain. The translator’s advent provides a transparent assessment of the entire suggestions explored within the textual content, making it effortless for the reader to bridge its principles to genuine perform.

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The following veils are explained in detail: five general veils, nine fettering obstructions that bring about suffering, thirty veils obstructing qualities, and veils peculiar to the factors conducive to awakening, the pāramitās, and the grounds (bhūmi; sa). The third chapter is a thorough explanation of reality in terms of the three natures introduced in the first section of the Madhyāntavibhāga. The author begins with a brief presentation of the three natures themselves (“fundamental reality”), followed by an explanation of how an understanding of their characteristics removes distorted views of reality, subsumed in the extremes of denial and exaggeration (“reality in terms of its characteristics”).

ON THIS TRANSLATION The Root Text Traditionally, root texts are meant to be memorized when studying them by means of their commentaries. This is the reason why root texts are usually written in verse, which is easier to memorize than prose. Since students in Tibetan monastic universities were expected to know these texts by heart, their commentaries did not include the root verses. What was expected from a Tibetan monastic, however, cannot be assumed for a modern non-Tibetan reader, therefore we included a new translation of the root text to be used as a study support, inserted in the translation of the commentary.

These visits consisted mainly of teaching and debating tours, and earned him the title “Rongtön Mawe Senge, the Teacher from [Gyalmo] Rong, Lion among Expounders,” in addition to other titles. Rongtön was able to confirm his academic status as a kachupa (bka’ bcu pa: “master of ten scriptures”) on these tours,28 a challenge that had become a common practice to test the qualifications of advanced scholars in central Tibet at that time. ”31 Many of the next generations’ great scholars of all traditions (including Bön32), were either direct or indirect disciples of Rongtön, making him one of the most influential scholars of his time.

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