By Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert
Trans. by way of Christian Bernert
A seminal observation on some of the most very important works of Mahayana Buddhism.
According to culture, Distinguishing the center from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) was once published by means of Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the novel view it offers perpetually replaced the way in which Mahayana Buddhists understand fact. right here, the Tibetan grasp Rongtön unpacks this guide and its practices for us in a fashion that's immediately obtainable and profound, with real useful meditative purposes. The paintings explains the mammoth paths of the 3 autos of Buddhism, emphasizing the view of Yogācāra, and demonstrates the inseparability of expertise and vacancy. It deals a close presentation of the 3 natures of truth, a correct knowing of which supplies the antidotes to confusion and agony. The translator’s creation offers a transparent evaluate of the entire ideas explored within the textual content, making it effortless for the reader to bridge its principles to genuine perform.
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1 Instead, we are encouraged to do something about the suffering we experience and its causes by following the path he laid out. Why, then, one might reasonably ask, has the tradition produced this gigantic collection of writings of a philosophical nature? Of course, that depends on what we mean by philosophy in the first place. However we may choose to define it, in the context of the Buddhist tradition, philosophical argumentation has a soteriological function. It is an aid to liberation designed to remove confusion about the path and reality itself.
Other titles: Dbus dang mtha’ rnam par ’byed pa’i rnam bshad mi pham dgongs rgyan. English Description: Boulder: Snow Lion, 2017. | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Includes translation from Tibetan. Identifiers: LCCN 2016011616 | ISBN 9781611803662 (paperback: alk. paper) | eISBN 9780834840393 Subjects: LCSH: Maitreyanātha Madhyāntavibhaṅga. | Yogācāra (Buddhism)—Early works to 1800. | BISAC: RELIGION / Buddhism / Tibetan. | RELIGION / Buddhism / Sacred Writings. H. Sakya Trizin Foreword by Khenpo Ngawang Jorden Acknowledgments Translator’s Introduction The Buddhist Path The Role of Buddhist Philosophy The Three Turnings of the Dharma Wheel The Yogācāra Tradition Scriptural Sources Fundamental Concepts Yogācāra in Tibet Maitreya’s Madhyāntavibhāga The Text Authorship Overview of the Madhyāntavibhāga Rongtön’s Commentary A Short Glimpse at the Life of Rongtön Sheja Künrig Rongtön’s Commentary on the Madhyāntavibhāga On This Translation The Root Text Translation 1.
This is the traditional account. Modern academia paints a different picture. Scholars have put forth various explanations regarding Maitreya’s identity. Some see him as Asaṅga’s human teacher, others as a divine source for the latter’s inspiration, and others still completely deny his existence, making Asaṅga the sole author of the works. 24 Overview of the Madhyāntavibhāga The Madhyāntavibhāga has five chapters: Characteristics, Veils, Reality, Cultivation of the Antidotes, and the Unsurpassed Vehicle.
Adorning Maitreya’s Intent: Arriving at the View of Nonduality by Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert