Groundless Paths: The Prajnaparamita Sutras, The Ornament of by Karl Brunnholzl

By Karl Brunnholzl

The Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all of the subject matters within the enormous physique of the prajñaparamita sutras. reminiscent of a zip-file, it involves lifestyles basically via its Indian and Tibetan commentaries. jointly, those texts not just talk about the "hidden that means" of the prajñaparamita sutras—the paths and bhumis of sravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and bodhisattvas—but additionally function contemplative manuals for the specific subject of those sutras—emptiness—and the way it is to be understood at the innovative degrees of consciousness of bodhisattvas. therefore those texts describe what occurs within the brain of a bodhisattva who meditates on vacancy, making it a dwelling event from the beginner's level up via buddhahood.

Groundless Paths includes the 1st in-depth research of the Abhisamayalamkara (the textual content studied so much commonly in better Tibetan Buddhist schooling) and its commentaries from the viewpoint of the Nyingma institution of Tibetan Buddhism. This examine is composed often of translations of Maitreya's well-known textual content and commentaries on it via Patrul Rinpoche. those are supplemented by means of 3 brief texts at the paths and bhumis via an identical writer, in addition to wide excerpts from commentaries by means of six different Nyingma masters, together with Mipham Rinpoche. hence this booklet is helping shut a long-standing hole within the glossy scholarship at the prajñaparamita sutras and the literature on paths and bhumis in mahayana Buddhism.

Arya Maitreya's Ornament of transparent cognizance, with its Indian and Tibetan commentaries, provides the complicated dynamics of the trail to liberation as a succession of realizations of the empty nature of all phenomena. This presentation is a strong antidote to no matter what two-dimensional perspectives we'd carry approximately religious event and the adventure to enlightenment.

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