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The Treasury of Knowledge.

The Treasury Of Knowledge

Jamgon Kongtrul

Snow Lion Publications

PO Box 6483, Ithaca, NY 14851

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155939210X $35.95 1-800-950-0313

The Treasury Of Knowledge: Systems Of Buddhist Tantra is book six, part four of an encyclopedic set relating the entire breadth of Buddhist teachings as they were preserved in Tibet. Compiled by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (1813-1899), a crucial figure in eastern Tibet's nonsectarian movement, and skillfully translated into English by trained linguists and practitioners of Buddhism Elio Guarisco and Ingrid Loken McLeod, Systems of Buddhist Tantra offers a systematic exposition upon the tantric path, often called "the indestructible way of secret mantra", which is the union of wisdom (the understanding of emptiness) and method (immutable great bliss). Chapters cover the nature, divistions, action, and conduct of tantra; yoga tantra; the nature of the mind and body; tantric scriptures; exposition methods; and much more. Extensive notes aid in the understanding of sometimes technical discourses related to yoga, scripture, states of being, and other matters. This is a superb resource for advanced Buddhist pratictioners, students and scholars striving to better understand the wisdom and path to inner peace handed down through centuries.
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