Adorning Maitreya’s Intent: Arriving at the View of by Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert

By Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert

Trans. by way of Christian Bernert

A seminal statement on essentially the most very important works of Mahayana Buddhism.

According to culture, Distinguishing the center from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) used to be published through Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the unconventional view it provides perpetually replaced the way in which Mahayana Buddhists understand fact. the following, the Tibetan grasp Rongtön unpacks this handbook and its practices for us in a fashion that's without delay available and profound, with real functional meditative purposes. The paintings explains the monstrous paths of the 3 autos of Buddhism, emphasizing the view of Yogācāra, and demonstrates the inseparability of expertise and vacancy. It deals an in depth presentation of the 3 natures of truth, a correct realizing of which supplies the antidotes to confusion and agony. The translator’s creation offers a transparent evaluation of all of the suggestions explored within the textual content, making it effortless for the reader to bridge its principles to real perform.

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The cognitive veil consists of the traces left on the mind by these afflictions. By removing these traces through the cultivation of the path, the obstructions to omniscience are gradually removed, eventually resulting in perfect awakening, or buddhahood. Those on the paths of the vehicles of the śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas are mainly concerned with removing the first type of veil, while those on the bodhisattva path need to eliminate both. The following veils are explained in detail: five general veils, nine fettering obstructions that bring about suffering, thirty veils obstructing qualities, and veils peculiar to the factors conducive to awakening, the pāramitās, and the grounds (bhūmi; sa).

The Buddhist path is like a tool to unmask the distorted views we hold and the unwholesome conduct that ensues from those views. Fundamentally a wisdom (prajñā; shes rab)–oriented tradition, its foundation consists of establishing ethically sound discipline (śīla; tshul khrims) and cultivating wholesome forms of concentration (samādhi; ting nge ’dzin). According to Buddhist tradition, wisdom is developed by first studying the teachings, then analyzing them, and finally cultivating in meditation the profound understanding gained through study and analysis.

2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Explanation of the fifth chapter: The unsurpassed vehicle 4. Concluding Verses and Verses of Aspiration Appendix 1: Illuminating the Essence Appendix 2: Detailed Outline of the Commentary Notes Glossary Tibetan Names and Places with Transliteration and Notes Bibliography Index E-mail Sign-Up FOREWORD I am very pleased that Rongtön Sheja Künrig’s unsurpassable commentary on Maitreya’s Madhyāntavibhāga has been translated into English and thus made available to a great number of Dharma students worldwide.

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