By Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert
Trans. through Christian Bernert
A seminal observation on essentially the most very important works of Mahayana Buddhism.
According to culture, Distinguishing the center from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) used to be printed through Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the unconventional view it provides eternally replaced the best way Mahayana Buddhists understand fact. right here, the Tibetan grasp Rongtön unpacks this handbook and its practices for us in a fashion that's immediately available and profound, with real sensible meditative purposes. The paintings explains the mammoth paths of the 3 automobiles 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 anguish. The translator’s advent provides a transparent review of all of the ideas explored within the textual content, making it effortless for the reader to bridge its rules to genuine perform.
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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. ” A formidable scholar and a mystic, he is regarded as an emanation of Maitreya as well as a reincarnation of some of the greatest Indian panditas of the past.
This term is used to denote a subschool of Madhyamaka. The tenets of this school affirm that mind is devoid of afflictions and stains, which are not inherent to its nature, but is not empty of its innate enlightened qualities, which only become manifest upon the attainment of awakening. The term “zhentong” is used in contrast to “rangtong” (rang stong; “self-emptiness”), which refers to the school that adheres to the views of Nāgārjuna’s brand of Madhyamaka, which asserts that all phenomena, including the mind, are empty of self-nature.
The Indian master Asaṅga is said to have received his teachings from Maitreya there, to then bring them back to the world. This is the traditional account. Modern academia paints a different picture. Scholars have put forth various explanations regarding Maitreya’s identity. Some see him as Asaṅga’s human teacher, others as a divine source for the latter’s inspiration, and others still completely deny his existence, making Asaṅga the sole author of the works. 24 Overview of the Madhyāntavibhāga The Madhyāntavibhāga has five chapters: Characteristics, Veils, Reality, Cultivation of the Antidotes, and the Unsurpassed Vehicle.
Adorning Maitreya’s Intent: Arriving at the View of Nonduality by Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert