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Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies: Illuminating Emptiness in a Twentieth-century Tibetan Buddhist Classic

Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies

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Author: Botrul
Translator: Douglas Samuel Duckworth
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781438434384
Publication Date: 2011

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Product Code: 17320

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This is an essential work of Tibetan Buddhist thought written by an influential scholar of the twentieth century. Drawing upon the Nyingma tradition of the great Tibetan visionary Mipam, Botrul provides a systematic overview of Mipam's teachings on the Middle Way. Presenting the Nyingma school within a rich constellation of diverse perspectives, Botrul contrasts Nyingma views point by point with positions held by other Tibetan Buddhist schools. Btrl's work addresses a wide range of complex topics in Buddhist philosophy and doctrine in a beautifully structured composition in verse and prose. Notably, Botrul sheds light on the elusive meaning of "emptiness" and presents an interpretation that is unique to his Nyingma school.

Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies exemplifies a vigorous tradition of Tibetan Buddhist scholarship that is widely practiced in contemporary monastic colleges in Tibet, India, and Nepal. Douglas Samuel Duckworth's translation will make this work widely available in English for the first time, and his thoughtful introduction and annotations will provide insight and context for readers.

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