By Sam Van Schaik

ISBN-10: 0861713702

ISBN-13: 9780861713707

Dzogchen, the good Perfection, is the top meditative perform of the Nyingma university of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the good Perfection seems at a seminal determine of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century student and meditation grasp whose cycle of teachings, the Longchen Nyingtig, has been passed down via generations as a whole route to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are awarded the following, in addition to large research by means of van Schaik of a center rigidity inside Buddhism: Does enlightenment advance steadily, or does it come by surprise? even though those positions are frequently portrayed by way of sleek students as entrenched polemical perspectives, van Schaik explains that either traits are current inside of all the Tibetan Buddhist faculties. He demonstrates how Jigme Lingpa is a smart representation of this balancing act, utilizing the rhetoric of each side to propel his scholars alongside the trail of the good Perfection.

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