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The Lamp for the Eye of Contemplation

The Samten Migdron by Nubchen Sangye Yeshe, a 10th-century Tibetan Buddhist Text on Meditation

Dylan Esler

The Lamp for the Eye of Contemplation

The Lamp for the Eye of Contemplation

The Samten Migdron by Nubchen Sangye Yeshe, a 10th-century Tibetan Buddhist Text on Meditation

The Lamp for the Eye of Contemplation

 

The book provides a complete translation of a groundbreaking Tibetan treatise on contemplation, the Samten Migdron by Nubchen Sangye Yeshe (10th century). This is one of the principal sources for our understanding of the various currents of meditation transmitted to Tibet during the early spread of Buddhism to that country.


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Beschrijving The Lamp for the Eye of Contemplation

This book presents an English translation of the Samten Migdron (Lamp for the Eye of Contemplation) by Nubchen Sangye Yeshe, a seminal 10th-century Tibetan Buddhist work on contemplation. This treatise is one of the most important sources for the study of the various meditative currents that were transmitted to Tibet from India and China during the early dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet. Written from the vantage point of the Great Completeness
(Dzogchen) and its vehicle of effortless spontaneity, it discusses, in the manner of a doxography, both sutra-based-including Chan-and tantric approaches to meditation.

The unabridged, annotated English translation of this Tibetan treatise is preceded by a general introduction situating the author-a pivotal figure in what would become the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism-and their work in historical and doctrinal context. The detailed annotations provide elucidating comments as well as crucial references to the numerous texts quoted by the Tibetan author. This book makes this groundbreaking Tibetan work on meditation accessible in English and opens
fascinating windows on early forms of contemplative practice in Tibet.


ISBN
9780197609903
Pagina's
512
Verschijnt
NUR
700
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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