Establishing Appearances as Divine: Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo on Reasoning, Madhyamaka, and Purity

Establishing Appearances as Divine: Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo on Reasoning, Madhyamaka, and Purity

Heidi I. Köppl


Esoteric Tibetan Buddhist scriptures educate practitioners to imagine themselves as deities dwelling inside of a mandala. by way of doing so, they assert, the practitioner will ultimately turn into the deity itself. yet are sentient beings instrinsically natural, or does visualization perform lead them to natural? during this eleventh-century statement, the well known Nyingma (Ancient university) student Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo units out his research of the character of purity. This penetrating learn, directed in the direction of students and severe practitioners, comprises Koppl's English-language translation of Rongzom's unique textual content and her explication of his perspectives. Koppl's incisive research deals an outline of Rongzom's profession and works and provides unique consciousness to his critique of Madhyamaka philosophy. a few of Rongzom's techniques, Koppl indicates, are unconventional even in a Nyingma context.

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