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By Jeffrey Hopkins

Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence continues to be thought of so very important to Tibetan Buddhists that the Dalai Lama retains a duplicate with him anywhere he is going. This ebook examines many desirable issues raised in six centuries of Tibetan and Mongolian remark about the first sections of this article: the Prologue, and the part at the Mind-Only university. by way of offering brilliant element, Jeffrey Hopkins finds the liveliness of Tibetan scholastic controversies, exhibiting the dynamism of considerate observation and stimulating the reader's metaphysical mind's eye. within the means of interpreting one hundred seventy matters, this quantity treats many attractive issues on nice automobile shows of the 3 natures and the 3 non-natures, together with tips on how to follow those to all phenomena, the selflessness of folks, and the vacancy of vacancy. It concludes with a delineation of the methods wherein the Mind-Only tuition translates scriptures.This stand-alone publication is the ultimate quantity of a trilogy on Mind-Only that Hopkins composed over a interval of 22 years. His seriously annotated translation of the 1st sections of Dzong-ka-ba's textual content is inside the first quantity, Emptiness within the Mind-Only tuition of Buddhism, in addition to a old and doctrinal creation, an in depth synopsis of the textual content, and a serious variation. the second one quantity, Reflections on truth: the 3 Natures and Non-Natures within the Mind-Only School, offers old and social context, a simple presentation of the 3 natures, the 2 varieties of vacancy within the Mind-Only institution, and the contrasting perspectives of Dol-bo-ba Shay-rap-gyel-tsen of the Jo-nang-ba order of Tibetan Buddhism.

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