Middle Beyond Extremes: Maitreya's Madhyantavibhaga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham

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Shambhala, Mar 25, 2007 - Religion - 192 pages
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Middle Beyond Extremes contains a translation of the Buddhist masterpiece Distinguishing the Middle from Extremes. This famed text, often referred to by its Sanskrit title, Madhy?ntavibh?ga, is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings. Maitreya, the Buddha’s regent, is held to have entrusted these profound and vast instructions to the master Asa?ga in the heavenly realm of Tu?ita. In pithy verses, Distinguishing the Middle from Extremes employs the principle of the three natures to explain the way things seem to be as well as the way they actually are. Unraveling the subtle processes that condition our thinking and experience, Maitreya’s teaching reveals a powerful path of compassionate vision and spiritual transformation. Distinguishing the Middle from Extremes is presented here alongside commentaries by two outstanding masters of Tibet’s nonsectarian Rimé movement, Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham.
 

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My one book on a deserted island. Never has a scripture been so well rendered and supported, from the topical chart to the Tibetan-English-Sanskrit glossary. The Dharmachakra team didn't rush into ... Read full review

Contents

THE CHARACTERISTICS
25
The Characteristics of Complete Purification
36
THE OBSCURATIONS
47
Detailed Explanation
49
Obscurations That Inhibit the Ten Qualities
51
Obscurations That Inhibit the Three Remedies
59
Summary
67
REALITY
69
Directing the Mind
129
Concordant Factors
133
Eliminating Dualistic Extremes
148
The Specific and the General
154
Unsurpassable Observation
155
Unsurpassable True Accomplishment
157
CONCLUSION
161
Vital representation of Ju Miphams outline
166

Detailed Explanation
70
The Eight Principles
73
The Ten Topics of Knowledge
84
THE PATH OF PRACTICE
103
Phases of the Path
115
Results of the Path
119
THE UNSURPASSABLE VEHICLE
123
Unsurpassable Practice
124
Ju Miphams Topical Outline of Distinguishing the Middle from Extremes
167
Notes
173
EnglishTibetan Glossary
179
TibetanEnglishSanskrit Glossary
189
Bibliography
203
Index
207
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