A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes: Essential by Sa-Skya Pandi-Ta Kun-Dga-Rgyal-Mtshan, Sakya Pandita Kunga

By Sa-Skya Pandi-Ta Kun-Dga-Rgyal-Mtshan, Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen, Victoria R. M. Scott, Jared Douglas Rhoton

The 1st English translation of the influential and arguable Tibetan Buddhist vintage

Show description

Read Online or Download A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes: Essential Distinctions Among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems : The Sdom Gsum ... Six Letters PDF

Best other eastern religions & sacred texts books

Jainism: An Introduction

Jainism conjures up pictures of priests donning face-masks to guard bugs and mico-organisms from being inhaled. Or of Jains sweeping the floor in entrance of them to make sure that dwelling creatures will not be inadvertently beaten: a tradition of non-violence so radical as to defy effortless comprehension. but for all its obvious exoticism, Jainism continues to be little understood within the West.

The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism

Patricia Crone's most modern ebook is set the Iranian reaction to the Muslim penetration of the Iranian nation-state, the revolts as a result caused there, and the spiritual groups that those revolts printed. The e-book additionally describes a fancy of non secular rules that, notwithstanding diversified in house and volatile over the years, has confirmed a striking patience in Iran throughout a interval of 2 millennia.

The Indian Way: An Introduction to the Philosophies & Religions of India

There's no different publication that explains either the philosophies and religions of India of their complete ancient improvement. The Indian manner is on the market to starting scholars, and does justice to the Indian tradition’s richness of spiritual and philosophical proposal. transparent and strong causes of yajna and dharma, and beautiful, intimate descriptions of Krishna, Kali, and Shiva permit scholars to learn many of the nice Indian texts for themselves.

Extra resources for A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes: Essential Distinctions Among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems : The Sdom Gsum ... Six Letters

Sample text

These eighteen works, which are listed in D. Jackson (1987), p. 158, continue to constitute the core curriculum, even in exile, of the Sakya seminaries. Sapan also makes this point explicitly in chapter 3 of his Elucidation oftheSage's Intent (Thub pa'i dgongs pa rab tu gsa/ ba, short title Thub pa'i dgongs gsa/), p. 2; fol. IIa. " According to Apte's Sanskrit-English Dictionary, one Sanskrit equivalent of rab tu dbye ba, namely, prabheda, can mean "difference, distinction," among other things.

12b-13a). 86. Gorampa, DSPD, p. 206 (fol. 13a). 87. i, upasaka, and upasika). 88. The "Five Families" are those of the five Tathagatas of the mai}gala. 89. For these topics, see Gorampa, DSPD, p. 206 (fol. 14a-b). 90. Sapan's replies to Chak Lotsawa and Lowo Lotsawa are in. SKB, vol. 5, TB catalogue nos. 94 and 95· 91. Sa pan's Letter to the Nob/e-Minded and Letter to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas ofthe Ten Directions are in SKB, voL 5, TB catalogue nos. 29 and 30, respectively. 92- For a preliminary survey of sDom gsum rab dbye commentatorial literature after Sapan, see D.

NOTES 1. 2. D. dissertation (New York: Columbia University, 1985), as supplemented by David P. Jackson, now at the University of Hamburg. We are grateful to Mr. Jan-Ulrich Sobisch for helpful comments on the Introduction and for expanding and clarifying the passages from Gorampa's DSPD presented herein. Mr. Hidetoshi Fushimi helped in establishing versification by checking the subject breaks in Gorampa's DSNSh. Since at least the fifteenth century, Sapan's Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes (sDom pa gsum gyi rab tu dbye ba, short tide sDom gsum rab dbye) has been a part of the required curriculum for the advanced academic degrees of geshe (dge bshes) or rab 'byams pa at the great Sakyapa scholastic seminaries, being one of the "eighteen greatly Introduction 3· 4· 5· 6.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 39 votes