When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge Between Sutra and Tantra



Download EBOOK When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge Between Sutra and Tantra for freeBook Title: When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge Between Sutra and Tantra
Category: Religion
Language: English
Realese Date: 3 March 2015
Number of Pages: 1152 pages
Autor: Karl Brunnholzl
ISBN: 9781559394178

Description of the book "When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge Between Sutra and Tantra"

A new translation of the primary Indian Buddhist text on buddha nature, with Tibetan commentaries explaining how this text can be used to contemplate and realize one's own buddha nature. "Buddha nature" ("tathДЃgatagarbha") is the innate potential in all living beings to become a fully awakened buddha. This book discusses a wide range of topics connected with the notion of buddha nature as presented in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and includes an overview of the sЕ«tra sources of the tathДЃgatagarbha teachings and the different ways of explaining the meaning of this term. It includes new translations of the Maitreya treatise MahДЃyДЃnottaratantra (RatnagotravibhДЃga), the primary Indian text on the subject, its Indian commentaries, and two (hitherto untranslated) commentaries from the Tibetan KagyU tradition. Most important, the translator's introduction investigates in detail the meditative tradition of using the MahДЃyДЃnottaratantra as a basis for MahДЃmudrДЃ instructions and the Shentong approach. This is supplemented by translations of a number of short Tibetan meditation manuals from the Kadampa, KagyU, and Jonang schools that use the MahДЃyДЃnottaratantra as a work to contemplate and realize one's own buddha nature.
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