The Treasury of Knowledge
The Treasury of Knowledge, Books seven and eight (parts one and two), Foundations of Buddhist Study and Practice : The higher Trainings in Sublime Intelligence and Meditative Absorption / Jamgön Kongtrul Lodro Taye ; Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group under the direction of Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche ; this volume translated, introduced, and annotated by Richard Barron (Chökyi Nyima). - Boston, MA : Snow Lion Publications, 2012. - ca. 464 S.
Einheitssachtitel: Śes bya mtha' yas pa'i rgya mtsho <engl.>
-- Angekündigt für Oktober 2012, laut Verlag bereits lieferbar --
Jamgön Kongtrul’s ten-volume Treasury of Knowledge is a unique encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were preserved in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist teachers expected their students to study Buddhist philosophical texts as well as practice reflection and meditation; present-day students have also realized that awakening has its source in study as well as in reflection and practice.
Foundations of Buddhist Study and Practice comprises Book Seven and Book Eight, Parts One and Two of the Treasury of Knowledge. Book Seven elucidates the various keys needed to correctly interpret, understand, and contemplate Buddhist teachings, including the secret teachings of the Vajrayana. Parts One and Two of Book Eight explain how the teachings are to be integrated into one’s life through the practice of meditation, which unites a state of one-pointed attention with profound insight into emptiness. Jamgön Kongtrul’s evenhanded, elegant, and authoritative statement of such controversial doctrines as unqualified emptiness (“self-empty”) and qualified emptiness (“other-empty”), provisional and definitive meaning, and conventional and ultimate truth as presented in the various schools of Tibetan Buddhism will appeal to both serious Dharma practitioners and advanced students and scholars. [Verlagsinformation]
Foreword by the Venerable Ringu Tulku. vii
Translator's Introduction. 1
BOOK SEVEN: THE HIGHER TRAINING IN SUBLIME INTELLIGENCE. 29
The Source verses. 31
The Higher Training in Sublime Intelligence. 53
Part 1: Keys to Understanding. 55
Part 2: Understanding Truth and Meaning. 79
Part 3: Authentic View. 123
Part 4: Foundations of Spiritual Practice. 175
BOOK EIGHT, PARTS ONE AND TWO: THE HIGHER TRAINING IN MEDITATIVE ABSORPTION. 205
The Source Verses. 207
The Higher Training in Meditative Absorption. 219
Part 1: Foundations of Meditative Absorption. 221
Part 2: Meditation in the Cause-Based Dialectical Approach. 259
Appendix: Outline of Book Seven and Book Eight, Parts One and Two. 291
Bibliography of Works Cited by the Author. 403
Reference Bibliography. 413
JAMGÖN KONGTRUL LODRÖ TAYÉ [Jam-mgon Koṅ-sprul Blo-gros-mtha'-yas] (1813-1900), a pivotal figure in eastern Tibet's nonsectarian movement, was one of the most outstanding writers and teachers of his time.
RICHARD BARRON (Chökyi Nyima) has been a student of Buddhism for nearly forty years and has studied with masters in all of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He has translated many historical works, including Buddhahood Without Meditation, and lives near Redding, California. Wikipedia [en].
- The Treasury of Knowledge, Books seven and eight (parts one and two), Foundations of Buddhist Study and Practice: The higher Trainings in Sublime Intelligence and Meditative Absorption. (2012).
- The Treasury of Knowledge, Books Two, Three, and Four: Buddhism's Journey to Tibet. xii, 680 S. (2010).
- The Treasury of Knowledge, Books 9 and 10: Journey and Goal . vi, 702 S. (2010).