By Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert
Trans. by way of Christian Bernert
A seminal remark on probably the most vital works of Mahayana Buddhism.
According to culture, Distinguishing the center from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) was once printed through Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the unconventional view it provides without end replaced the best way Mahayana Buddhists understand truth. right here, the Tibetan grasp Rongtön unpacks this guide and its practices for us in a fashion that's without delay obtainable and profound, with real sensible meditative functions. The paintings explains the large paths of the 3 autos of Buddhism, emphasizing the view of Yogācāra, and demonstrates the inseparability of expertise and vacancy. It deals an in depth presentation of the 3 natures of truth, a correct figuring out of which supplies the antidotes to confusion and anguish. The translator’s advent offers a transparent review of all of the ideas explored within the textual content, making it effortless for the reader to bridge its rules to genuine perform.
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The world as it is reflected in consciousness is the place where suffering is experienced, nowhere else. This is also where suffering ceases. All-Base Consciousness11 Another fundamental concept in Yogācāra is the existence of eight types of consciousness, which expands on the traditional model of the six consciousnesses based on the six sense faculties. The two additional aspects of consciousness are the all-base consciousness (ālayavijñāna; kun gzhi rnam shes) and the afflicted mind (kliṣṭamanas; nyon mongs pa can gyi yid), two subtle levels of awareness not obvious to ordinary perception.
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.
The Style of the Translation As stated in the root text itself and confirmed in Rongtön’s commentary, this material is difficult to understand. Texts of this nature are usually full of technical terms, expressions, and phrasings. It does not read like a novel and it is not supposed to. Certain passages will probably require repeated reading. But the same holds true for the Tibetan text itself. The average Tibetan layperson not educated in advanced Buddhist philosophy would have a very hard time understanding the content of these lines.
Adorning Maitreya’s Intent: Arriving at the View of Nonduality by Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Christian Bernert