Cutting Through Appearances: Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism

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Shambhala, 1989 - Religion - 359 pages
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This book presents the practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhism. First is a meditation manual written by the Fourth Pan-chen Lama (1781–1852), based on Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path, which covers the daily practice of Tibetan monks and yogis. It details how to properly conduct a meditation session that contains the entire scope of the Buddhist path. Next is the Presentation of Tenets, written by Gon-chok-jik-may-wang-bo. It covers Indian Buddhist schools, as viewed in Tibet, and provides a solid introduction to the Buddhist theory animating the practice. Topics include the two truths, consciousness, hindrances to enlightenment, paths to freedom, and fruits of practice.
 

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Contents

Preparation for a Session of Meditation
43
Understanding the Path and Promising to Cultivate It
63
The First Principal Aspect Developing an Intention to Leave Cyclic Existence
69
The Second Principal Aspect Cultivating an Altruistic Aspiration to Enlightenment
79
The Third Principal Aspect Cultivating the Correct View
93
Finishing the Session
101
THEORY SYSTEMS OF TENETS
107
Introduction
109
Short Explanation of NonBuddhist Tenets
153
General Exposition of Buddhist Tenets
169
The Great Exposition School
177
The Sutra School
219
The Mind Only School
247
The Autonomy School
277
The Consequence School
299
Collation with the Stages of the Path
323

Annotated translation of G÷nchokjikmaywangbos Precious Garland of Tenets
137
Guide to the Text
139
Prologue
143
Tenets in General
147
Glossary
325
Bibliography
335
Index
347
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