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Gone Beyond, Volume One plus Volume Two
Gone Beyond, Volume One plus Two: The Prajnaparamita, The Ornament of Clear Realization, and Its Commentaries in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition

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Author: Karl Brunnholzl
Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: Oct 2011

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Product Code: 17820

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The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all the topics in the vast body of the Perfection of Wisdom sutras. To understand this extraordinarily condensed text, it is necessary to have the assistance of reliable Indian and Tibetan commentaries. Together, they not only discuss the "hidden meaning" of the Perfection of Wisdom sutras paths and grounds but also serve as a basis for further reflection on the explicit topic of these sutras the principle of emptiness and how it is to be understood on the progressive levels of realization of bodhisattvas. Thus, these texts describe what happens in the mind of a bodhisattva who meditates on emptiness, making it a living experience from the beginner's stage up through buddhahood.

Gone Beyond contains the first in-depth study the Abhisamayalamkara (the text studied most extensively in higher Tibetan Buddhist education) and its commentaries in the Kagyu School. This study (in two volumes) includes translations of Maitreya's famous text and its commentary by the Fifth Shamarpa, Goncho Yenla (the first translation ever of a complete commentary on the Abhisamayalamkara into English), which are supplemented by extensive excerpts from the commentaries by the Third, Seventh, and Eighth Karmapas and others. Thus, it closes a long-standing gap in the modern scholarship on the Prajnaparamita Sutras and the literature on paths and bhumis in mahayana Buddhism.

The second volume presents an English translation of the final five chapters and its commentary by the Fifth Shamarpa.

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