A Direct Path to the Buddha Within: Go Lotsawa's Mahamudra by Klaus-Dieter Mathes

By Klaus-Dieter Mathes

Maitreya's Ratnagotravibhaga, often referred to as the Uttaratantra, is the most Indian treatise on buddha nature, an idea that's seriously debated in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. In A Direct route to the Buddha Within, Klaus-Dieter Mathes appears to be like at a pivotal Tibetan statement in this textual content through pass Lotsawa Zhonu good friend, top referred to as the writer of the Blue Annals. move Lotsawa, whose lecturers spanned the spectrum of Tibetan faculties, built a hugely nuanced realizing of buddha nature, tying it in with mainstream Mahayana concept whereas warding off contested elements of the so-called empty-of-other (zhentong) technique. as well as translating key parts of move Lotsawa's observation, Mathes presents an in-depth old context, comparing Go's place opposed to these of alternative Kagyu, Nyingma, and Jonang masters and analyzing how move Lotsawa's view impacts his figuring out of the buddha features, the concept that of vacancy, and the perform of mahamudra.

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