When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and Its Meditative by Karl Brunnholzl

By Karl Brunnholzl

"Buddha nature" (tathāgatagarbha) is the innate capability in all dwelling beings to turn into a completely woke up buddha. This e-book discusses quite a lot of issues hooked up with the idea of buddha nature as provided in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and contains an outline of the sūtra sources of the tathāgatagarbha teachings and the several methods of explaining the which means of this time period. It comprises new translations of the Maitreya treatise Mahāyānottaratantra (Ratnagotravibhāga), the first Indian textual content at the topic, its Indian commentaries, and (hitherto untranslated) commentaries from the Tibetan Kagyü culture. most crucial, the translator’s creation investigates intimately the meditative culture of utilizing the Mahāyānottaratantra as a foundation for Mahāmudrā instructions and the Shentong method. this can be supplemented via translations of a couple of brief Tibetan meditation manuals from the Kadampa, Kagyü, and Jonang colleges that use the Mahāyānottaratantra as a piece to consider and notice one’s personal buddha nature.

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