Ocean of Nectar: Wisdom and Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism
"Ocean of Nectar" is the first complete commentary in English to Chandrakirti's classic "Guide to the Middle Way," one of the most important scriptures in Mahayana Buddhism and regarded to this day as the principal text on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality. In this long-awaited major work Geshe Kelsang provides an entirely new translation of Chandrakirti's verse masterpiece and explains with outstanding clarity the philosophical reasoning establishing Buddha's most profound view of the middle way. In the course of the book he also charts the progress of a Mahayana practitioner from the initial cultivation of compassion through to the attainment of full enlightenment, providing an indispensable guide for the serious student of Mahayana Buddhism.
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Grounds and Paths
Emptiness and Liberation
The Perfection of Giving
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abandoned actions actual absorption aggregates appear apprehends arise assert attain liberation awareness of meditative Bodhi bodhichitta Bodhisattva Buddhahood Buddhist cause Chandrakirti Chittamatrins clairvoyance compassion continuum conventional truths definition delusions dependence dependent-related desire realm Dharma direct perceivers effect eighth ground enlightenment entity exalted awareness example explained external objects eye consciousness faults five aggregates Foe Destroyers form realm formless realm four noble truths grasping Hinayana Ishvara Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Tradition lack inherent existence lack of inherent living Madhyamika Madhyamika-Prasangikas Manjushri meditative equipoise mental stabilization mind moral discipline Nagarjuna nature negated object nirvana non-existence other-powered Perfection of Wisdom phenomena possess practise Prasangika produced qualities realized emptiness rebirth Refuting production ripening Samkhyas samsara Sautrantikas second ground seed self-cognizers self-grasping selflessness of persons sense power seventh ground Shantideva sixth ground Solitary Realizers sprout substantially existent teachings tenth ground things transitory collection true-grasping truly existent types ultimate truth valid cognizer virtuous worldly Yogi