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By: Dalai Lama

Meditation on the Nature of Mind


 
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Author: Dalai Lama
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780861716289
Publication Date: May 2011

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A correct understanding of the minds nature not only illuminates the many treatises on Buddhist philosophy, it is the key to success in meditation and to the profound insights at the heart of the Buddhas path.
The text at the center of this book, the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral Tradition by Khonton Peljor Lhundrub (1561-1637), manages to combine both theory and practical instructions for meditating on the nature of mind in a manner that is easily accessible. Especially interesting is its nonsectarian approach, with liberal citations from across the Tibetan Buddhist spectrum. His Holinesss the Dalai Lamas broad-ranging overview of this important text in the first part of this book insightfully distills some of the most central themes of Buddhism: why the mind is so essential to the tradition, how science and Buddhism can benefit from mutual interaction, what distinguishes subtle and grosser levels of consciousness, how the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism elaborate such a distinction, and how all of these schools have a common source in the scholarly tradition of Nalanda Monastery, the greatest Buddhist university of ancient India. It is a profound and erudite teaching, both in scope and detail, and brings the reader closer to a fresh and direct experience of the all-important topic.
As little has been written in Western languages about Khonton Rinpoche, this volume also includes a short biography of this interesting figure, who was a guru to the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.

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