Gateway to Knowledge, Volume III

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Rangjung Yeshe Publications, Sep 1, 2002 - Philosophy - 200 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.
Volume III contains explanations on the five skandhas, the Hinayana and Mahayana, Buddha Nature and the conditioned and unconditioned.
 

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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

Contents

Acknowledgements
177
The Superiority of Mahayana
186
The Path of Mahayana
190
Buddhanature
217
20 The Journey of Mahayana
221
Buddhahood
224
The Conditioned and the Unconditioned
252

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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. 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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