The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1 by Choying Tobden Dorje, Ngawang Zangpo, Lama Tharchin
By Choying Tobden Dorje, Ngawang Zangpo, Lama Tharchin
Ngawang Zangpo (Translator)
In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a Buddhist yogi-scholar of japanese Tibet, accomplished a multivolume masterwork that strains the complete direction of the Nyingma culture of Tibetan Buddhism from commencing to finish. Written via a lay practitioner for laypeople, it used to be meant to be available, informative, inspirational, and exceptionally, functional. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, supply a accomplished and specific view of the Buddhist direction in line with the early translation tuition of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the titanic diversity of Buddhist teachings from the preliminary steps to the top esoteric teachings of serious perfection. Choying Tobden Dorje’s magnum opus looks in English right here for the 1st time.
In Foundations of the Buddhist course, which covers the 1st ten of the treatise’s twenty-five books, the writer surveys the scope of the total paintings after which starts with the subjects that set the cornerstones for all next Buddhist perform: what constitutes right religious apprenticeship, the best way to obtain the lessons, easy methods to make the easiest use of this lifestyles, and the way to inspire ourselves to generate attempt at the non secular direction. He then describes safe haven and the vows that outline the trail of person liberation sooner than turning to the bodhisattva’s way—buddha nature, tips on how to uplift the brain to ideally suited awakening, the bodhisattva’s education, and the attainments of the trails resulting in superb awakening.