Absorption in No External World: 170 Issues in Mind-Only by Jeffrey Hopkins

By Jeffrey Hopkins

Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence remains to be thought of so very important to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a duplicate with him anyplace he is going. This e-book examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian statement about the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only college. by means of delivering brilliant aspect, Jeffrey Hopkins unearths the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, displaying the dynamism of considerate remark and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the strategy of studying one hundred seventy concerns, this quantity treats many enticing issues on nice motor vehicle shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with how you can observe those to all phenomena, the selflessness of people, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the ways during which the Mind-Only institution translates scriptures.This stand-alone e-book 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 university of Buddhism, in addition to a old and doctrinal creation, a close synopsis of the textual content, and a serious variation. the second one quantity, Reflections on truth: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, offers ancient and social context, a uncomplicated presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 kinds 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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