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Asvaghosha's Discourse On the Awakening of Faith In the Mahayana
By: Asvaghosha tr. by Suzuki,
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The Awakening Faith in the Mahayana is a classic of East Asian Buddhism.  Its concept of faith, however, is not the same as that of Western  religions.  The book's title may also be translated as The Generating of Confidence in the Mahayana. Confidence or trust is generated as a result of examining the Mahayana Buddhist teachings, which are concisely summarized here.  This book is said to have been written for those who find the wordiness of extensive discourse wearisome, and who prefer a brief treatise with a lot of meaning.
Buddha Nature
By: Geshe Sonam Rinchen
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Do all living beings ultimately become enlightened?  Do we have Buddha nature, the seed of enlightenment?  These questions concerning an ordinary living being's potential to become a Buddha, the purest form of existence, are the main topic of this book.  Based on the views of the three major Buddhist schools of Buddhist philosophy-Vaibhasika, Cittamatri and Madhyamaka - Geshe Sonam Rinchen explains how our minds, though stained by temporary defilements, are innately pure, luminous and cognizant and how we can become aware of the mind's clear light nature.
Buddha Nature
By: Salli B. King
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This volume presents the first book-length study in English of the concept of Buddha nature as discussed in the Buddha Nature Treatise (Fo Xing Lun), attributed to Vasubandhu and translated into Chinese by Paramartha in the sixth century. The author provides a detailed discussion of one of the most important concepts in East Asian Buddhism, a topic little addressed in Western studies of Buddhism until now, and places the Buddha nature concept in the context of Buddhist intellectual history.
Buddha Nature, A Study of the Tathagatagarbha and Alayavijnana
By: Brown
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A Study of the Tathagatagarbha and Alayavijnana
One of the fundamental tenets of Mahayana Buddhism animating and grounding the doctrine and discipline of its spiritual path, is the inherent potentiality of all animate beings to attain the supreme and perfect enlightenment of Buddhahood. This book examines the ontological presuppositions and the corresponding soteriological principles that sustain and define such a theory. Includes bibliographical references.
Buddha Nature, Dalai Lama
Buddha Nature: Death and Eternal Soul in Buddhism
By: Dalai Lama
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Death and Eternal Soul in Buddhism
For the first time, the Dalai Lama presents views concerning the Self in Buddhism. In the process, he explains how Buddhist teachings differentiate the person and the eternal soul. At the same time, he explains his ideas of Nirvana. A fascinating synthesis of individuality and universality arises, one that could only be formed by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.
Buddha Nature: Ten Teachings on the Uttara Tantra Shastra
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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-"The enlightened essence is present in all sentient beings. Although the beings themselves undergo many different types of change -- happiness, suffering, birth, old age, sickness, and finally death -- no change occurs in the buddha nature itself. Our innate buddha nature remains forever the changeless seed of happiness and enlightenment."
Buddha Nature
Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra with Com.
By: Maitreya, Jamgon Kongtrul, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
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All sentient beings, without exception, have buddha nature, the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, one of the "Five Treatises" said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya, presents the Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand this ground of enlightenment and clarifies the nature and qualities of buddhahood. This seminal text details with great clarity the view which forms the basis for Vajrayana, and especially Mahamudra, practice. Thus it builds a bridge between the Sutrayana and Vajrayana levels of the Buddha's teaching, elaborated here in Jamgon Kongtrul's commentary.
Buddhahood Embodied: Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet
By: Makransky
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To enter the Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment is to seek both to become free from our dualistic, deluded world and to remain actively engaged in that world until all others are free How are these two apparently contradictory qualities to be embodied in the attainment of buddhahood ( How can one's present practice accomplish that? These questions underlie a millennium old controversy over buddhahood in India and Tibet that centers around a cherished text, the Abhisamayalankara. Makransky shows how the Abhisamayalamkara's composite redaction, from Abhidharma, Prajnaparamita, and Yogacara tradtions permitted its interpreters to perceive different aspects of those traditions as cental in its teaching of Buddhahood This enabled Indians and Tibetans to read very different perspectives on
enlightenment into the Abhisamayalamkara, though which they responded to the questions in startingly different ways. The author shows how these perspectives provide alternative ways to resolve a logical tension at the heart of Mahayana thought, inscribed in the doctrine that buddhahood paradoxically transcends and engages our world simultaneously.
Collected Papers on the Tathagatagarbha Doctrine
Collected Papers on the Tathagatagarbha Doctrine
By: Jikido Takasaki
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This volume has for convenience' sake been divided into seven parts according to subject matter.
Part 1 presents a textual study, namely, a critical edition of chapter 6 of the Lankavatara. Part 2 deals with subjects concerning scriptures such as the Lankavatara, part 3 with technical terms and basic concepts of the tathagatagarbha theory, part 4 with tathagatagarbha doctrine in general, and part 5 with Japanese Buddhism and Buddhism in East Asia (on the basis of scriptures translated into Chinese). Part 6 presents a historical survey of Japanese scholarship on buddhism, and part 7 consists of several book reviews.
Glimpses of Realization
By: Chogyam Trungpa
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The Three Bodies of Enlightenment
In poetic and evocative language, Trungpa Rinpoche teaches us how to be loose and awake in the unfathomable space of big mind. Glimpses of Realization is a practitioner's guide to the trikaya, or the three bodies of enlightenment, and companion volume to Glimpses of Space which discusses EVAM and the feminine principle.
Maitreya on Buddha Nature
Maitreya on Buddha Nature
By: Asanga / Ken Holmes
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During the last years of his life, Buddha Shakyamuni revealed the deepest of his teachings, in what we call now the "Third Turning of the Wheel of Dharma." These show the heart nature of every one and everything to be the sublime perfection of enlightenment. This unrecognized inner essence is known as buddhanature. To discover it completely is to become a Buddha, with all a Buddha's qualities and power to help others. But what really and truly is a Buddha? What lies at the heart of the Buddha's teachings, the Dharma? What is it that illuminates the Buddhist saints of the sangha?
Study on the Ratnagotravibhaga: (Uttaratantra)
Study on the Ratnagotravibhaga: (Uttaratantra): Being a Treatise on the Tathagatagarbha Theory of Mahayana Buddhism
By: Jikido Takasaki
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The Ratnagotravibhaga, also known as the Uttaratantra, is the only Indian treatise devoted to the Mahayana doctrine of Tathagatagarbha, or the notion that all beings possess within themselves the virtues and wisdom of a Tathagata, or Buddha, albeit in embryonic form (garbha). The present work, first published in 1966 and here reprinted for the first time, provides the only complete English translation of this important text.
Uttara Tantra: A Treatise on Buddha Nature
Uttara Tantra: A Treatise on Buddha Nature
By: Maitreya/Assanga, Thrangu Rinpoche
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A translation of the Root Text and a Commentary on the Uttara Tantra Sastra of Maitreya and Asanga
The Uttara Tantra is one of the main texts of the Mahayana path. It establishes that there is Buddha-nature in all sentient beings. It is the presence of this essence which makes it possible for all sentient beings, without a single exception, to eventually achieve enlightenment.
Vajrayana Images of the Bao-Xiang Lou
Vajrayana Images of the Bao-Xiang Lou, 3 Volume Set
By: Fredrick Bunc
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The three volumes contain an iconographic analysis and compilation of the over 760 images from the six chapels of the Pao-hsiang Lou (Bao-xiang Lou) in the garden of the Tzu-ning Kung (Palace of Kindness and Tranquillity) in the Forbidden City, Beijing. The pavilion Pao-hsiang Lou, a two-storied simple structure with seven chapels on each floor, holds hundreds of Tibetan Buddhist images of remarkable quality.