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  Primordial Experience: An Introduction to rDzogs-chen Meditation
By: Manjusrimitra

Primordial Experience


 
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Author: Manjusrimitra
Translator: Namkhai Norbu, Kennard Lipman
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 157062898x / 9781570628986
Publication Date: December 2001

Product Code: 10998
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An Introduction to rDzogs-chen Meditation
This is the first English translation of one of the most revered texts in Tibetan Buddhism. A part of the rDzogs-chen, or Ati, tradition, Primordial Experience was written by Manjusrimitra, an Indian disciple of the first teacher of Ati yoga. Legend has it that the teacher, in a debate about the Buddhist doctrine of cause and effect, opened his students eyes to the reality of Ati yoga, the state of pure and total presence. This book is the result of that encounter.
What is presented is a learned discourse on the relation of the Ati teachings to other systems of Indian thought- Buddhist and Hindu- through an examination of the key concepts of bodhicitta, or enlightened mind. Included is a preface by Namkhai Norbu that places this text in the Ati tradition, as well as a substantial introduction about the theory of translation, the history of the text and its author, philosophical questions about the relation of Ati yoga to "Buddhist Idealism," and the meditation practice linked with this text.

Primordial Experience, Manjusrimitra, Translated by Namkhai Norbu and Kennard Lipman, Shambhala Publications, Paperback,158 pages, $19.95


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complicated atleast for me January 13, 2006
Reviewer: aghori from Finland  
I have read it but could not understand, it has high philosophy, will read again, very interesting

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