Treasury of Knowledge, Book Six
The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Six, Parts one and two, Indo-Tibetan Classical Learning and Buddhist Phenomenology / Jamgön Kongtrul Lodro Taye ; Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group under the direction of Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche ; this volume translated, introduced, and annotated by Gyurme Dorje. - Boston & London : Snow Lion, 2012. - xii, 971 S. : Ill.
Einheitssachtitel: Śes bya mtha' yas pa'i rgya mtsho <engl.>
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Jamgön Kongtrul’s encyclopedic Treasury of Knowledge presents a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. Among the ten books that make up this tour de force, Book Six is by far the longest—concisely summarizing the theoretical fields of knowledge to be studied prior to the cultivation of reflection and discriminative awareness.
The first two parts of Book Six, contained in this volume, respectively concern Indo-Tibetan classical learning and Buddhist phenomenology. The former analyzes the traditional subjects of phonology and Sanskrit grammar, logic, fine art, and medicine, along with astrology, poetics, prosody, synonymics, and dramaturgy. The principal non-Buddhist philosophical systems of ancient India are then summarized and contrasted with the hierarchical meditative concentrations and formless absorptions through which the “summit of cyclic existence” can genuinely be attained. Part Two examines the phenomenological structures of Abhidharma—the shared inheritance of all Buddhist traditions—from three distinct perspectives, corresponding to the three successive turnings of the doctrinal wheel. [Verlagsinformation]
Foreword by Zenkar Rinpoche, Thubten Nyima. xi
THE TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE: BOOK SIX
A GRADUATED EXPOSITION OF CLASSICAL STUDIES
PART 1: INDO-TIBETAN CLASSICAL LEARNING. 73
The Root Verses. 75
The Auto-commentary. 97
1. The Purpose and Scope of Learning. 99
2. Articulation and Semantics. 105
3. Sanskrit Grammar. 125
4. Logic. 139
5. Fine Arts. 177
6. Medicine. 317
7. Astrology and Divination. 343
8. Poetics. 359
9. Prosody. 367
10. Synonymics. 379
11. Dramaturgy. 387
12. Mundane Spiritual Paths. 395
13. The Exalted Vehicle. 419
PART 2: BUDDHIST PHENOMENOLOGY. 441
The Root Verses. 443
The Auto-commentary. 459
1. Non-Buddhist and Buddhist Philosophical Systems. 461
2. Doxography of the Buddhist Traditions. 465
3. Phenomenological Structures. 469
4. The Tradition of Higher Abhidharma. 473
5. The Tradition of Lower Abhidharma. 541
6. Phenomenological Basis according to the Final Promulgation. 549
7. The Five Foundational Factors. 555
8. The Three Natures. 563
9. Dependent Origination. 575
Appendix: Outline of the Text. 613
Thematic Concordance of Terminology. 637
Notes to Part One. 743
Notes to Part Two. 849
Bibliography of Works Cited by the Author. 877
Reference Bibliography. 905
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.
GYURME DORJE was born in 1950 in Edinburgh, where he studied classics (Latin and Greek) at George Watson's College, and also developed an early interest in Buddhist philosophy. He holds a master’s degree in Sanskrit and a PhD in Tibetan literature. It was while reading Sanskrit at Edinburgh University in 1969 that he was encouraged by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche to study Tibetan in India. Since then he has been continuously engaged in classical and modern Tibetan studies, translating primary sources and conducting fieldwork throughout the Tibetan plateau. Profile page. Rangjungyeshe Wiki.
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- The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Six, Parts one and two, Indo-Tibetan Classical Learning and Buddhist Phenomenology. (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).
- 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).