Emptiness in the Mind-Only School of Buddhism (Hopkins, by Jeffrey Hopkins

By Jeffrey Hopkins

Dzong-ka-ba's (1357-1419) The Essence of Eloquence is the single publication on knowledge that the Dalai Lama incorporates with him anywhere he is going. Composed through Tibets nice yogi-scholar and founder of the Ge-luk-ba university, it stands as a landmark in Buddhist philosophy. during this first of a three-volume sequence, Jeffrey Hopkins specializes in how the clash among visual appeal and fact is awarded within the Mind-Only, or Yogic perform, institution. The Essence of Eloquence is so wealthy that for the final six centuries a variety of Tibetan and Mongolian students were drawn into a dynamic strategy of either discovering and growing consistency in Dzong-ka-ba's frequently terse and cryptic tract. Hopkins makes broad use of those commentaries to annotate the interpretation. incorporated are historic and doctrinal introductions and a severe version of the textual content, in addition to a long synopsis to help the overall reader. experts and nonspecialists alike will locate this crucial booklet essential. "This is a scholarly journey de strength, the likes of that are hardly ever obvious within the academy." --Jose Ignacio Cabezn, Illif university of Theology "An highly transparent and particular account of a primary debate in Tibetan Buddhist scholastic philosophy." --Matthew Kapstein, collage of Chicago

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Od. The first comprises relatively brief lyrics whose subject matter is precisely a call for South Shv unity. In terms o f form, these poems may or may not use the meters o f folk Rise o f the Yugoslav National Idea poetry (although they often do), and their language may be more or less at­ tuned to that o f the common folk. Ultimately, however, they display their Yugoslav sentiment first and foremost in their subject matter, with formal and linguistic Yugoslavism secondary. Such works were clearly o f great symbolic importance to “Yugoslavizers,” but their brevity and the fact that no one individual produced a body o f high-quality work o f this kind mil­ itated against their forming the basis for a proposed Yugoslav literature.

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