Gateway to Knowledge: A Condensation of the Tripitaka

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Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1997 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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The Gateway to Knowledge is a condensation
of the Tripitaka and its accompanying commentaries. Consolidating the intent of
Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings into a unified body of textbooks, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition
of Tibetan Buddhism. This rich source book embodies the basics of Prajnaparamita
and Madhyamika as well as Abhidharma from both the Mahayana
and Hinayana perspectives. Every volume in this series includes the Tibetan text and the English translation on facing pages.
"The Tibetan master, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) is an exceptional
treasure of wisdom, compassion and scholarship. His accomplishments in practice,
learning, composition and teaching are immense.
The student of The Gateway to Knowledge can begin to comprehend the meaning
of the major works on Buddhist philosophy and of the traditional sciences. When
you want to extract their meaning you need an "expert system," a key. The Gateway to Knowledge is like that key, a magical key - it opens up the treasury of precious gemstones in the expansive collection of Buddhist scriptures. "
-- Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

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These three volumes layout the entire path of Dzogchen by laying the foundations of all 9 yanas or vehicles. It's form is close to the form of an outline and is in essence a textbook. It's an textbook ... Read full review


8 The truth of suffering 23 All conditioned things
The truth of origin Karma impermanent
The truth of origin Disturb 24 Everything defiling is suffering ing emotions 25 Nirvana is peace
The truth of cessation 26 All phenomena are empty
The truth of path Additional 27 Right discrimination of meaning points and Dharma
The two truths
The mundane vehicles 28 Right discrimination of defini tive words
Buddhanature 29 The four reasonings
The journey of Mahayana 30 The four reliances
Buddhahood Epilogue
The conditioned and
The elements
The sensesources
The correct and the incorrect

The aggregates
The superiority of Mahayana Right discrimination of ready
The faculties

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About the author (1997)

Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche (1846–1912) was a student of Jamgön Kongtrul, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, and Paltrul Rinpoche; he was blessed by Manjushri, the full accomplished Buddha of wisdom. His work is an exceptional treasure of wisdom, compassion, and scholarship. His accomplishments in practice, learning, composition, and teaching are immense. Mipham Rinpoche became one of the greatest scholars of his time and his collected works fill more than thirty volumes. His chief disciple was Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal.

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