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Yogacara Texts: Indo-Tibetan Sources of Dzogchen Mahamudra
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The Yogacara Doctrine teaches one fundamental truth, namely that all beings are Buddha—‘sattva Buddha evam’—or, in other words, all beings are aspects of one all-embracing... More > absolute awareness, were they but to know it. This book sets a context for the study and meditation on ten pivotal texts of Yogacara. The source texts, translated from a practice perspective, derive from the Indo-Tibetan mahasiddha tradition and are presented with an ecumenical approach. As this collection of pithy Yogacara works will readily prove to the reader, the ancient ‘Practice Tradition of the Yogin’ (rnal-bhyor-pa’i sgrub-brgyud) is based on a clearly active realization of the essential nature of mind and consciousness gained through years of intensive examination and reflection. Yogacara approach advocates a dynamic form of meditation that is neither suppressive nor lethargic. The guide to this attainment, the mechanism that sharpens the mind’s penetrative and illuminative qualities, is metaphysical inquiry.< Less
All About Buddhist Philosophy
Buddhist scholars have addressed ontological and metaphysical issues subsequently. Particular points of Buddhist philosophy have often been the subject of disputes between different schools of... More > Buddhism. These elaborations and disputes gave rise to various schools in early Buddhism of Abhidhamma, and to the Mahayana traditions and schools of the prajnaparamita, Madhyamaka, buddha-nature and Yogacara.< Less