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Gone Beyond: Volume 1: The Prajñāpāramitā Sūtras, The Ornament of Clear Realization, and Its Commentaries in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition
Author Brunnhölzl, Karl (譯) ; Brunnhölzl, Karl (引言) ; The Seventeenth Karmapa (前言) ; Dzogchen Ponlop (前言)
PublisherSnow Lion
Publisher Url
LocationIthaca, NY, US [伊薩卡, 紐約州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
NoteKarl Brunnhölzl, MD, was trained as a physician and also studied Tibetology. He received his systematic training in Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Marpa Institute for Translators, founded by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Since 1989 he has been a translator and interpreter from Tibetan and English. He is presently involved with the Nitartha Institute as a teacher and translator.
AbstractThe Abhisamayalamkara summarizes all the topics in the vast body of the Prajnaparamita Sutras. Resembling a zip-file, it comes to life only through its Indian and Tibetan commentaries. Together, these texts not only discuss the "hidden meaning" of the Prajnaparamita Sutras—the paths and bhumis of sravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and bodhisattvas—but also serve as contemplative manuals for the explicit topic of these sutras—emptiness—and how it is to be understood on the progressive levels of realization of bodhisattvas. Thus these texts describe what happens in the mind of a bodhisattva who meditates on emptiness, making it a living experience from the beginner's stage up through buddhahood.

Gone Beyond contains the first in-depth study of the Abhisamayalamkara (the text studied most extensively in higher Tibetan Buddhist education) and its commentaries in the Kagyu School. This study (in two volumes) includes translations of Maitreya's famous text and its commentary by the Fifth Shamarpa Goncho Yenla (the first translation ever of a complete commentary on the Abhisamayalamkara into English), which are supplemented by extensive excerpts from the commentaries by the Third, Seventh, and Eighth Karmapas and others. Thus it closes a long-standing gap in the modern scholarship on the Prajnaparamita Sutras and the literature on paths and bhumis in mahayana Buddhism.

The first volume presents an English translation of the first three chapters of the Abhisamayalamkara and its commentary by the Fifth Shamarpa. The second volume presents an English translation of the final five chapters and its commentary by the Fifth Shamarpa.
Table of contentsPublisher's Note
An Aspiration by H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Foreword by H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Foreword by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

The prajñāpāramitā sūtras
The Abhisamayālamkāra and its commentaries
What is the view of the Abhisamayālamkāra?
The Abhisamayālamkāra in its traditional setting The place of the prajñāpāramitā sūtras and the
Abhisamayālamkāra in modern scholarship Is there any practical relevance to the Abhisamayālamkāra?
The Abhisamayālamkāra as a contemplative manual Some remarks on the distinct exegetical approaches of the commentaries by the Eighth Karmapa and the Fifth Shamarpa
Overview of the present three-volume study of commentaries on the AA

Paying homage, which is the cause for other persons giving rise to openness for the fruitional mother
The purpose and the connection, which are the causes for others giving rise to openness for this treatise
The eight topics as what is to be explained
The knowledge of all aspects (what is to be attained)
The generation of bodhicitta (the motivation)
The instructions that teach the means of practice
The explanation of the branches of penetration (the result of practicing the instructions)
The disposition as the foundation for the arising of practice
The focal object of practice
The aim of practice
The armorlike practice in six sets of six
The practice of ninefold engagement
The practice of the seventeen equipments
The practice of final deliverance
The knowledge of the path (the means to attain the knowledge of all aspects)
The causes of the knowledge of the path
The manner of the knowledge of the path of śrāvakas
The manner of the knowledge of the path of pratyekabuddhas
The manner of the knowledge of the path of bodhisattvas
The path of seeing
The path of familiarization
The function of the path of familiarization
The path of familiarization as aspiration, which accumulates virtue
Its benefit
The path of familiarization as dedication, which makes virtue not going to waste
The path of familiarization as rejoicing, which makes virtue increase
The nature of the uninterrupted path-the path of familiarization as accomplishment
The nature of the path of liberation-the pure path of familiarization
The knowledge of entities (the root of the knowledge of all aspects, which includes the points to go astray)
The nature of the knowledge of entities
The reason for being close or distant
The divisions of antagonistic factors and remedies
The training (the engagement)
The path of seeing (the fruition of engagement)

1) The knowledge of all aspects
A) Bodhicitta
JG's presentation
JNS's presentation
B) The instructions
JG's presentation JNS's presentation
C) The two realities
1) General presentation
2) The way in which the two realities become the objects of the wrong ideas of apprehending them as mutually exclusive
3) The way in which the two realities are not mutually exclusive
4) The qualms that are to be eliminated
5) The reasoning that is the means for eliminating these qualms
6) The manner of eliminating said qualms
D) The path of preparation 1) The four stages of the path of preparation
2) The focal objects and aspects of the path of preparation 3) The four conceptions in the context of the path of preparation
E) The disposition
1) General explanation
2) The disposition is not a nonimplicative negation
3) The single yāna and buddha nature in all beings
4) Other commentaries on the disposition
F) The focal object of practice
G) The equipment of wisdom
1) The nature of phenomena and wisdom in relation to being self-empty versu
ISBN9781559393560 (hc); 9780834829589 (ebook); 1559393564 (hc); 0834829584 (ebook)
Created date2023.12.27
Modified date2024.01.04

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