By Leah Zahler

This e-book provides a vibrant abd dewtailed accont of the meditative practices essential to increase a peaceful, alert brain that's able pf penetrating the depths of fact. The reader is uncovered to Tibetan Buddhist perspectives at the psychological states attained via meditation via the author's counting on oral commentaries by means of 3 modern Tibetan lamas.

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125 n. 15). 7; Sherburne, pp. 122, 125 n. 25. d Sherburne, p. 125 n. 13. e Gedün Lodrö, pp. 193–94, 360. Gedün Lodrö explains the textual lineage as consisting of “those who engage in practice from the viewpoint of maintaining a continuum of explanation of the great texts,” whereas the other main lineage of the Ka-dam-pa School, the preceptual (gdams ngag pa) lineage, “consists of those who mainly engage in practice by way of a transmission of quintessential instructions” (p. 193). The preceptual lineage was responsible for the texts giving quintessential instructions for training the mind (blo sbyong).

53. 1. Cf. 7. c Gedün Lodrö, p. 54, and Meditative States, p. 233, n. 2. 1; Meditative States, p. 2 ff. ”a Obviously, if even the virtuous roots (dge ba’i rtsa ba, kuśalamūla) necessary for training in the Superior paths are obstructed, it will be impossible to attain the Superior paths themselves. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s reason is based on a passage concerning the Superior paths in Vasubandhu’s Autocommentary on the “Treasury of Manifest Knowledge,”b in this context, Jam-yang-shay-pa is treating the concentrations and formless absorptions as analogous to the Superior paths.

It would seem, however, that even Jam-yang-shaypa’s followers in Go-mang College found his sustained sarcasm hard to bear. By tempering it and laying out the positions simply and clearly, Kön-chok-jik-may-wang-po has written a text to be read; his condensation serves as a guide to the complexities of Jam-yang-shay-pa’s oral debate style. Paṇ-chen Sö-nam-drak-pa’s section on the concentrations and formless absorptions is part of a longer textbook on the topic of the Perfections. It appears there in the section on achieving engagement (’jug sgrub, prasthānapratipatti; see Chapter 12).

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