The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Parts One and Two

The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Parts One and Two

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JamgApn Kongtrula€™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 longesta€”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 a€œsummit of cyclic existencea€ can genuinely be attained. Part Two examines the phenomenological structures of Abhidharmaa€”the shared inheritance of all Buddhist traditionsa€”from three distinct perspectives, corresponding to the three successive turnings of the doctrinal wheel.... ver- sions of the Wishfulfilling Commentary ofAmarasia¹ƒha ( Amaraa¹sAlkAkAmadhenu, con- tained in the Kangyur, T 4300), or in the later translation ... Commentary on the Treasury ofAmarasia¹ƒha (mDzod a#39;grel a#39;dod a#39;joa#39;i a#39; phros glegs bam a#39;og ma), which was also translated into ... The third and final part of the Treasury ofAmarasia¹ƒha concerns gender-based variations ofmeaning, which are discussed in Situanbsp;...

Title:The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Parts One and Two
Author: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
Publisher:Shambhala Publications - 2013-09-24

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