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

By Klaus-Dieter Mathes

Maitreya's Ratnagotravibhaga, sometimes called 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 via move Lotsawa Zhonu buddy, top often called the writer of the Blue Annals. cross Lotsawa, whose lecturers spanned the spectrum of Tibetan faculties, constructed a hugely nuanced knowing of buddha nature, tying it in with mainstream Mahayana notion whereas heading off contested facets of the so-called empty-of-other (zhentong) method. as well as translating key parts of pass Lotsawa's remark, Mathes presents an in-depth ancient context, comparing Go's place opposed to these of different Kagyu, Nyingma, and Jonang masters and analyzing how cross Lotsawa's view impacts his figuring out of the buddha traits, the idea that of vacancy, and the perform of mahamudra.

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