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By Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert

ISBN-10: 1611803667

ISBN-13: 9781611803662

Trans. through Christian Bernert

A seminal remark on probably the most very important works of Mahayana Buddhism.

According to culture, Distinguishing the center from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) was once printed by way of Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the unconventional view it offers perpetually replaced the best way Mahayana Buddhists understand fact. the following, the Tibetan grasp Rongtön unpacks this handbook and its practices for us in a fashion that's right now obtainable and profound, with genuine sensible meditative functions. The paintings explains the enormous paths of the 3 automobiles of Buddhism, emphasizing the view of Yogācāra, and demonstrates the inseparability of expertise and vacancy. It bargains an in depth presentation of the 3 natures of truth, a correct realizing of which supplies the antidotes to confusion and pain. The translator’s creation offers a transparent evaluation of all of the innovations explored within the textual content, making it effortless for the reader to bridge its rules to genuine perform.

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38 Among his most important compositions are his commentaries on the Abhisamayālaṃkāra and those on the treatises attributed to Maitreya (one of which is the focus of the present work). Unfortunately, only about half of his oeuvre is available to us today, and of these, as Jackson notes, many are still difficult to access. Rongtön, the Founder One of Rongtön’s most significant achievements was his founding of the monastic institution of Nālendra in Phenyul (Central Tibet) in 1436. 40 Until 1434, Rongtön lived and taught either near Nedong, their main seat, or near Lhasa.

By removing these traces through the cultivation of the path, the obstructions to omniscience are gradually removed, eventually resulting in perfect awakening, or buddhahood. Those on the paths of the vehicles of the śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas are mainly concerned with removing the first type of veil, while those on the bodhisattva path need to eliminate both. The following veils are explained in detail: five general veils, nine fettering obstructions that bring about suffering, thirty veils obstructing qualities, and veils peculiar to the factors conducive to awakening, the pāramitās, and the grounds (bhūmi; sa).

Calm abiding is explained by means of the six distractions that are to be avoided, and special insight by means of ten divisions of unmistaken knowing. This is followed by an explanation of the Mahayana as a path free of all forms of dual extremes, and a brief note on the way the pāramitās relate to the bodhisattva grounds. After this long section on the unsurpassed practice, the superiority of the Mahayana is explained in terms of the unsurpassed supports and focal objects used on the path, and its unsurpassed accomplishments.

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