A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes: Essential Distinctions among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems

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SUNY Press, Apr 25, 2002 - Religion - 369 pages
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A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes presents the first English translation of the sDom gsum rab dbye, one of the most famous and controversial doctrinal treatises of Tibetan Buddhism. Written by Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen (1182–1251), a founder of the Sakya school and one of Tibet’s most learned sages, The Three Codes strongly influenced subsequent religious and intellectual traditions in Tibet—and sparked a number of long-lasting doctrinal and philosophical disputes, some of which persist today.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes
37
Prologue
39
Vows of Individual Liberation
41
Vows of the Bodhisattva
81
Vows of the Vajra Vehicle
95
Epilogue
199
Six Letters by Sakya Pandita
201
A Letter to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions
241
Reply to the Questions of Dokorwa the Kadampa
259
Reply to the Questions of Namkha Bum the Kadampa
267
Gorampas Outline of A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes
273
Transliteration of the Tibetan Text of A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes
277
Glossary
331
Bibliography
337
Index
349

Reply to the Questions of the Translator from Chak
205
Reply to the Questions of the Translator of Lowo
225
A Letter to the NobleMinded
229
About the Cover
370
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Jared Douglas Rhoton received a Ph.D. in Indic Studies from Columbia University and was the translator of Deshung Rinpoche's The Three Levels of Spiritual Perception: An Oral Commentary on "The Three Visions" (Nang Sum) of Ngorchen Könchog Lhündrub.

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