By Jeffrey Hopkins

Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence continues to be thought of so vital to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a duplicate with him anyplace he is going. This ebook examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian observation about the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only university. through offering bright element, Jeffrey Hopkins unearths the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, displaying the dynamism of considerate statement and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the technique of studying one hundred seventy concerns, this quantity treats many attractive issues on nice motor vehicle shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with tips to practice those to all phenomena, the selflessness of folks, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the ways by which the Mind-Only institution translates scriptures.This stand-alone publication is the ultimate quantity of a trilogy on Mind-Only that Hopkins composed over a interval of 22 years. His seriously annotated translation of the 1st sections of Dzong-ka-ba's textual content is inside the first quantity, Emptiness within the Mind-Only institution of Buddhism, besides a ancient and doctrinal creation, a close synopsis of the textual content, and a serious variation. the second one quantity, Reflections on fact: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, presents historic and social context, a easy presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 different types of vacancy within the Mind-Only college, and the contrasting perspectives of Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen of the Jo-nang-ba order of Tibetan Buddhism.

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