Ocean of Nectar; The True Nature of All Things

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1995-08-01
  • Publisher: Tharpa Publications

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This is the first complete explanation in English of Chandrakirti'sGuide to the Middle Way, a classic Mahayana scripture, which to this day is regarded as the principal presentation of Buddha's profound view of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality.With a new translation and verse-by-verse commentary, the author reveals this profound meaning with utmost clarity, and guides us along the stages of the Bodhisattva path to full enlightenment. This book is an indispensable guide for the serious practitioner of Mahayana Buddhism.

Author Biography

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. He is a fully accomplished meditation master, an international teacher, and the author of 20 acclaimed books on Buddhism. He is the founder of more than 1,000 Kadampa Buddhist meditation centers and branches around the world.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
A Praise of Compassionp. 11
Grounds and Pathsp. 31
Very Joyfulp. 35
Emptiness and Liberationp. 47
The Perfection of Givingp. 61
Stainlessp. 73
Luminousp. 89
Radiantp. 117
Difficult to Overcomep. 127
Approachingp. 139
Identifying the Negated Objectp. 155
Refuting Production from Selfp. 175
Refuting Production from Otherp. 187
The Two Truthsp. 197
The Good Qualities of this Refutationp. 217
Refuting the Chittamatra Systemp. 227
The Meaning of this Refutationp. 275
Selflessness of Personsp. 291
The Divisions of Emptinessp. 351
Gone Afarp. 387
The Three Pure Groundsp. 391
The Good Qualities of the Ten Groundsp. 401
Resultant Groundsp. 407
Conclusionp. 441
Dedicationp. 447
Appendix I - The Root Text: Guide to the Middle Wayp. 449
Appendix II - The Condensed Meaning of the Commentaryp. 507
Appendix III - A Brief Summary of Buddhist Tenetsp. 537
Glossaryp. 560
Bibliographyp. 571
Study Programmesp. 574
Indexp. 575
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