Mipham's Beacon of Certainty: Illuminating the View of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection
For centuries, Dzogchen - a special meditative practice to achieve spontaneous enlightenment - has been misinterpreted by both critics and malinformed meditators as being purely mystical and anti-rational. In the grand spirit of Buddhist debate, 19th century Buddhist philosopher Mipham wrote Beacon of Certainty, a compelling defense of Dzogchen philosophy that employs the very logic it was criticized as lacking. Through lucid and accessible textural translation and penetrating analysis, Pettit presents Mipham as one of Tibet's greatest thinkers.
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This is a philosophical text of the highest order. Of course, that makes it rather difficult. It isn't for the beginner. Of course, if you're the type of person who is a beginner and feels challenged ... Read full review
2 The Life and Works of Mipham Rinpoche
4 Tibetan Buddhist Traditions and the Great Perfection
5 Philosophical Distinctions of Miphams Thought
6 The Beacon of Certainty
8 The Translation of the Beacon of Certainty
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Mipham's Beacon of Certainty: Illuminating the View of Dzogchen, the Great ...
John W. Pettit
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abandoned absolute negation according analysis analyzes anuttarayogatantra appearance and emptiness arhats Atiyoga basis Beacon Bhavaviveka bodhisattva buddha Buddhist bzang Candrakirti certainty chos coalescence commentary conceptual conﬁdence context conventionally dang deceptive reality deﬁned deﬁnitive dharmakaya Dharmakirti dharmas dharmata don dam dpal dzin elaborations enlightenment essence established extrinsic emptiness ﬁnal ﬁrst ﬁve Gelug Gelugpas gnosis gnyis Go ram gyur gzhan hzhin inherent existence inseparable ldan Madhyamaka Mahayana meaning meditation mind Mipham mtshan nature of things negandum nges nirvana nonconceptual nonelaboration nonexistence nyid Nyingma Nyingmapa object one’s pa’i Padmasambhava path perception Perfection phenomena philosophical systems position practice Prasangika pratyekabuddhas profound realization reason reﬂection refuting rgya rgyal rigs Rinpoche rnam Rong zom rtogs s’ravakas samsara says scholars scriptures selﬂessness snang stong sublime sutras Svatantrika tantras tantric tathagatagarbha teaching texts Tibet Tibetan tion tradition translated true existence truths tshad Tsongkhapa ultimate reality understanding Vajrayana vase vehicle Yogacara