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Luminous Heart: Essential Writings of Rangjung Dorje, the Third Karmapa
Author Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thayé (著) ; Brunnhölzl, Karl (譯) ; Brunnhölzl, Karl (引言)
PublisherSnow Lion Publications
Publisher Url
LocationIthaca, NY, US [伊薩卡, 紐約州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
Note1. The Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339) was a scholar of fabled erudition. He mastered texts and teachings across sectarian boundaries, wrote treatises on medicine and astrology, built monasteries, and was spiritual advisor to the last Yuan emperor.

2. Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye (1813–1900) was a versatile and prolific scholar and one of the most outstanding writers and teachers of his time in Tibet. He was a pivotal figure in eastern Tibet’s nonsectarian movement and made major contributions to education, politics, and medicine.
AbstractAn extraordinary collection of writings on buddha nature by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339)–now in paperback.

The Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje’s unique and balanced view synthesizes Yogācāra Madhyamaka and the classical teachings on buddha nature. His work focuses on the transition from ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom, the characteristics of buddhahood, and a buddha’s enlightened activity. Included are commentaries by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé that supplement the view of the Third Karmapa on two fundamental treatises on buddha nature, emphasizing the luminous empty mind of buddha nature as presented by the great Indian masters Maitreya and Asaṅga. For those practicing the sutrayāna and the vajrayāna in the Kagyü tradition, what these texts describe can be transformed into living experience.
Table of contentsAbbreviations vii
An Aspiration by H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje ix
Foreword by H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje xi
Foreword by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche xiii
Preface xv

Introduction 1
The Indian Yogācāra Background 3
The Tibetan Tradition on the Five Maitreya Texts 79
The Third Karmapa's View 85

Translations 127
The Autocommentary on The Profound Inner Reality 129
The Ornament That Explains the Dharmadharmatāvibhāga 171
Four Poems by the Third Karmapa 193
Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé's Commentary on The Treatise on Pointing Out the Tathagata Heart 203
Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayés Commentary on The Treatise on the Distinction between Consciousness and Wisdom 257
Karma Trinlépa's Explanation of the Sugata Heart 313

Appendix I: Pawo Tsugla Trengwa's Presentation of Kāyas, Wisdoms, and Enlightened Activity 325
Appendix II: The Treatise on Pointing Out the Tathāgata Heart 353
Appendix III: The Treatise on the Distinction between Consciousness and Wisdom 361
Appendix IV: Outline of NIC 367
Appendix V: Outline of NYC 371
Appendix VI: The Change of State of the Eight Consciousnesses into the Four (Five) Wisdoms and the Three (Four) Kāyas 373

Glossary: English-Sanskrit-Tibetan 375
Glossary: Tibertan-Sanskrit-English 379
Selected Bibliography 383
Endnotes 401
Index 475
ISBN9781559395007 (Paperback); 9780834843684 (Ebook)
Created date2023.09.08
Modified date2023.09.08

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