Ocean of Nectar: Wisdom and Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism

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Tharpa Publications, Jan 1, 1995 - Religion - 592 pages
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"Ocean of Nectar" is the first complete commentary in English to Chandrakirti's classic "Guide to the Middle Way," one of the most important scriptures in Mahayana Buddhism and regarded to this day as the principal text on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality. In this long-awaited major work Geshe Kelsang provides an entirely new translation of Chandrakirti's verse masterpiece and explains with outstanding clarity the philosophical reasoning establishing Buddha's most profound view of the middle way. In the course of the book he also charts the progress of a Mahayana practitioner from the initial cultivation of compassion through to the attainment of full enlightenment, providing an indispensable guide for the serious student of Mahayana Buddhism.

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Contents

Grounds and Paths
31
Emptiness and Liberation
47
The Perfection of Giving
61
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight.
He is a fully accomplished meditation master, prolific author, and international teacher
who has lived in the West since 1977 and has founded over 1,100 Kadampa Buddhist
meditation centers and groups around the world. His 21 acclaimed books reveal the
entire Buddhist path to enlightenment, including Buddha's Sutra and Tantra
teachings.

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